Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fired up

Staples+ducttape+spraypaint+awesome poetry = W+S #2. I'm proud, I'm excited.

Monday, September 15, 2008

'Mass culture is unadorned make-up'

"What TV is extremely good at - and realize that this is "all it does" - is discerning what large numbers of people think they want, and supplying it." - David Foster Wallace

I might prefer 'determining' over 'discerning,' having a different sense of the subject/object relationship in play.

Nevertheless, his obit runs in the entertainment section of the Culture Industry's daily.

And so it goes.

Friday, September 12, 2008

On the definition of art...

The tattoo on Steiner's back has been sold for almost $215,000 to a collector who has the right to remove it after he dies. Delvoye says bluntly that this is one yardstick that makes the tattoo an artwork, rather than just another tattoo.

"It's art because it got sold," Delvoye says.

To compare:

"To me," he said recently, in a rare interview, "once money changes hands for art, it becomes a fraudulent activity."