Faith Wilding on Fri, 27 Aug 1999 02:47:13 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Fragments of Network Criticism

Dear Yvonne, dear nettimers: 

I second much of what Yvonne wrote in response to Geert and Brian Carroll.
An additional--and dirty--issue which is never brought up openly and
honestly is the kind of monetary valuation hierarchy which is often
practiced at so-called subcultural or political art events. These events
also have their stars and have a hierarchy of artists and presenters who
are usually offered far more support to come to venues and festivals than
are less well known artists, groups, or beginners. Though I understand
that everyone has different financial needs and resources I would like to
make a plea for more equality and honesty when the money is being
apportioned. The subculture could take a stand in this and maybe begin to
demand better treatment at mainstream venues also.  Even this small action
could help us flex our anticapitalist muscles. 

Faith Wilding

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