Re: Strobe

From: jaime cleeland (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Dec 18 2008 - 18:30:12 PST

When we say question technology, are we meant to question the use of technology or the technology itself ? Or are you saying that by using modern technology tools the artist is not questioning what it is they are doing ?
I read this list with interest and have learnt about many things, though I have not watched any of the experimental films that are often mentioned and neither do I go clubbing and watch what Vj,s are doing.  I simply make my own videos as a means of expressing something of myself to who ever is interested.

--- On Thu, 18/12/08, Francisco Torres <email suppressed> wrote:
From: Francisco Torres <email suppressed>
Subject: Re: Strobe
To: email suppressed
Date: Thursday, 18 December, 2008, 9:42 PM

"I think the problem with VJing and digital media (or film alone in
the present) in general is that there is an interest in the technology
as opposed to questioning".
But is it not the role of art itself that has changed? Most
contemporary art is not critical, as opposed to modern art.
Which reminds of these two guys I saw in NYC back in the mid 1990s.
They had hooked up a laptop to a webcam mounted in a very elaborate
machine rig that looked like a miniature version of Snow's La Region
Centrale machine. I approached them and quickly realized that not only
they did not know La Region Centrale and/or M Snow but that they did
not know ANYTHING about experimental film. They thought they were
about to invent a new medium.
Ahhh...The Post Modern moment.

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