Re: [Frameworks] Value systems

From: Bernard Roddy <>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 08:47:14 -0800 (PST)

Oh and . . this encounter with a provocative work tends to draw ALL  attention to it AS  provocation, to the detriment of the work.  That's the real price of a restrictive environment.  It' s not just a price paid in terms of the interest new work generates.  It's certainly not just a question of having some kind of political "impact."  The greatest price is that of interpretation.  You get really dumb fixations on work if there isn't a serious investigation of what gets passed off as "provocation." Bernie ________________________________ From: Bernard Roddy <> To: "" <> Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:06 AM Subject: [Frameworks] Value systems Value as a reference today strikes me as dated.  It draws on a period when art as commodity was an interesting question. Restrictions on freedom of expression are back.  It's time to examine the renewal of conservativism in media art. To propose a term for critical study: professional responsibility.  Not the debate between modernist and post-modernist experimental film.  Not the relevance of "avant-garde."  Performance art's history is really to the point.  We see a transformation of performance art's provocations into not only gallery-safe work but a kind of artistic administrator's ideal. Apologies for the obscurity. Bernie _______________________________________________ FrameWorks mailing list

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