Wednesday, January 28, 2009


basically the "avant” is like feng shui room rearrangement

one moves things around in the room to present a different appearance and one claimed to be more "beneficial" in ethical and aesthetic terms, yet the room and the furniture themselves all remain the same


in effect ubu web is the graveyard of the avant garde

not an example of its functioning but a vast collection of tombstones like the final scenes
the good the bad and the ugly


in other words--could Columbine or 9/11 be prevented if one simply rounded up everyone whose thoughts employed images and words, music and videos etc which depict ideas, actions, aesthetics "outside the mainstream"

photo: Kenneth Goldsmith, artist with Cheryl Donegan, artist and member of the judging panel @ The First Irish American Arts Awards

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