[iDC] of interest from -empyre- Art and Cognition

saul ostrow sostrow at gate.cia.edu
Mon Dec 12 07:49:22 EST 2005

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> From: CP <clp404-newsletters at yahoo.com.au>
> Date: December 11, 2005 10:37:18 PM EST
> To: soft_skinned_space <empyre at gamera.cofa.unsw.edu.au>
> Subject: Re: [-empyre-] December 2005 on -empyre- Art and Cognition
> Reply-To: soft_skinned_space <empyre at gamera.cofa.unsw.edu.au>
>> Do you believe that this represent a change in some parameters from 
>> the well known
>> artistic search the very essence of things and lead us to deal with 
>> processes instead?
> I'm certainly very interested in process - or at least the 
> objectifying of methods of becoming. I guess I'm coming from a desire 
> to develop new forms of resistance to systems and processes that lock 
> in the individual and reduce agency within a certain (often highly 
> complex) civilization. It's probably obvious that the rights of 
> individuals seem to be diminishing due to bureaucratic, diplomatic, 
> and purely invented global threats.
> The tension of bureaucratic complexity forms institutions which can be 
> beneficial, but can also constrain - but doesn't seem to any one thing 
> - but rather a tightening degree of malovent processes.
> How does this affect art and cognition? I can see many opportunities 
> for representing process as a mean to understanding liberty and 
> constraint - experimental models expressed in aesthetic terms that 
> offer 'readable' conditions for identifying the lesions of a 
> 'civilizing' process. Perhaps we'll discover how little democracy we 
> really have?
> Chris
> I think so, the need to look at how things form, how situations 
> develop ..
> On Thu,  8 Dec 2005 18:04:35 -0200
> "Raquel Renno" <raquel at influenza.etc.br> wrote:
>> <The 'constant tension' of variables is indeed something rich for the 
>> creation of art. Self-creating art (i.e. software art) can become the 
>> infinite variation of random combinations, or develop patterns, 
>> traits, tendencies throughout its lifespan. It is the later that is 
>> the most interesting.>
>> Regards,
>> Raquel Rennó
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Saul Ostrow
Visual Arts and Technologies Environment
Chair of Painting
The Cleveland Institute of Art
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