Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap


Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap
From: John Nowak (john_nowak@mac.com)
Date: Thu Jul 01 2004 - 22:52:54 EDT


On Jul 1, 2004, at 9:40 PM, Michael Gogins wrote:

> It looks like there was a typo!
>
> What I meant is:
>
> A civilization evaporates, leaving some paintings and CDs without a
> clue as
> to author, artist, or context. Critics and scholars dig these things
> up and
> learn to view and play them. After a while, and a lot of work, it
> becomes
> clear that they are art, and which ones are better and which worse.

Ah.. now I understand your opinion. I don't necessarily agree though...
;-)

> If this is not possible, there is no such thing as art.

You can't dig up performance art. There's plenty of art that is
relevant only for a very short amount of time... and may very well not
seem like art at all to someone not looking at it in the proper
context.

- John



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