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Re: Do We Perceive Beauty in an Unexpected Context (art/context)

Hehe…this is exactly what I'm talking about. "Rivers and Tides" is 


On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 10:37 AM, Kevin Cheli-Colando
<billowhead@gmail.com> wrote:
> Just have to throw a pitch here for the movie Rivers and Tides for
> anyone who hasn't seen it yet.  Its a movie about Andy Goldsworthy
> (with a Fred Frith soundtrack to boot) and it is absolutely stunning.
> And, from the same director and probably even more relevant to this
> list, is Touch the Sound which is an astounding movie about 'deaf'
> percussionist Evelyn Glennie (also with Fred Frith).
> Both are HIGHLY recommended.
> Kevin
>> what Goldsworthy is coming out of is all DUCHAMP! as is most conceptual 
>> art
>> (and all types that come out of conceptual art: site specific, 
>> earthworks,
>> etc). goldsworthy going out into the forest and sewing leaves, he's an
>> artist, and he's calling that "his art". (as opposed to painting, 
>> drawing,
>> sculpture...) then what he does-instead of taking the actual objects 
>> (leaves
>> of course would eventually degrade) is photograph it. most conceptual 
>> art is
>> photo based or document based, since the idea is more important than the
>> actual object....
>> and for Goldsworthy-it's hard to sell sewn leaves, but photos of sown
>> leaves, he can make a limited # of photo prints, sign them, and
>> "instant-sellable art!" (yes, his name is big in the conceptual world)
>> so to finalize: you cannot have "Art" w/o a context....
>> fun discussion.
>> s---
>> re:
>> From: mark francombe <mark@markfrancombe.com>
>> Subject: Re: Do We Perceive Beauty in an Unexpected Context
>> Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 01:34:42 +0100
>> ________________________________
>> Ahh.. I love his stuff, simple and natural.. have to say I dont know 
>> much
>> about him.. which I just showed rather well, but I hope my point still
>> stands? That Art exists even without context. I think context, makes a 
>> lot
>> of Art work, but as a pretty staunch Hater of so called public or 
>> corporate
>> Art, sometimes it ruins Art too!
> --
> Till now you seriously considered yourself to be the body and to have a
> form. That is the primal ignorance which is the root cause of all 
> trouble.
> - Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950)
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