davidg. on Tue, 22 Apr 1997 10:36:48 +0200 (MET DST)

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<nettime> *anti art*

*anti art*

Although artists are always desperate to hang on to the shirt tailes of 
radical information movements it is usually futile because these 
movements are, often without realising it, in the profoundest sense 
*anti art*. 
Although they deal in a language as symbolic as art; "code", the hacker 
ethic revives the situationist proposal of an alternative type of 
creativity. A creativity which starts where art leaves off. 
It is normal everyday life that should be made passionate and rational 
and dramatic, not its reflection in the seperated world of art.  

"Imagination should be applied directly to the transformation of reality 
itself not its symbols...this transformation should not be left in the 
hands of a small body of specialists but should be made by everyone".  
*Internationale Situationniste* 1958: the zero number. 

David Garcia
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