Re: Fashioning a virtual Artist?

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by benjamin weil on April 29, 1997 at 19:44:05:

In Reply to: Fashioning a virtual Artist? posted by G.H. Hovagimyan on April 28, 1997 at 14:53:20:

: GH Replies:
: Trying to equate what artists have done in the past i.e.
: self-portrait-studio-reflexivity was the current conceptual trend of
: the 1970's art world. Vito Acconci's several video-performances come to
: mind. It really has no relevance to what's happening in the 1990's.

contrary to your ascertion, i do believe the advent of I.T. and the network of distributiuon that goes with it prompts a reflection that echoes very much the practice of art as an arena of investigation 2 or 3 decades ago. there not only is a lot to learn from that state of mind in terms of fashioning the potential of art on line, but it also adds on to the whole issue of art as a production that needds not be equated to commodity and finished product. I would not be so dismissive as to what is being done on the web (and with new technology off line). it is (still, at least now) an arena of experiment, that lets me think there is a core participation of art to the definition of the web as a - full fledged - medium.

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