ART: Conceptual...

From: IN%"[email protected]" "Art Criticism Discussion Forum" 23-OCT-1993
To: IN%"[email protected]" "Howard Lawrence"
Subj: Conceptual Art

Return-path: <[email protected]>
Return-path: ARTCRIT <@PSUVM.PSU.EDU:[email protected]>
Received: from Jnet-DAEMON by ARCH.PSU.EDU (PMDF #12866) id
<[email protected]>; Sat, 23 Oct 1993 03:29 EDT
Received: From PSUVM(MAILER) by PSUARCH with Jnet id 3581 for [email protected]; Sat,
23 Oct 1993 03:29 EST
Received: from PSUVM.PSU.EDU (NJE origin [email protected]) by PSUVM.PSU.EDU
(LMail V1.1d/1.7f) with BSMTP id 3825; Sat, 23 Oct 1993 03:21:51 -0400
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1993 00:18:07 -0700
From: M Lyall <[email protected]>
Subject: Conceptual Art
Sender: Art Criticism Discussion Forum <[email protected]>
To: Howard Lawrence <[email protected]>
Reply-to: Art Criticism Discussion Forum <[email protected]>
Message-id: <[email protected]>
X-To: [email protected]

hello to the list ....

Conceptual art seems to be the only art worth doing. All else is
governed by the advertising industry, which has caused the death of
freedom. Representational and symbolic work of any subject, either comes
from or is adopted by the advertising industry. Only conceptual art
explores areas outside of advertisings domain. Conceptual art is
concerned with thinking about any subject. It asks questions, any
questions, however irrelevant they may seem. It is against the
specialist, who builds walls and worships limits. It crosses boundaries,
and so embraces freedom. Its form is only the form of thought. The
conceptual artist is not required to repeat the same image over and over
again. Their subject matter is not mandated by any institution; social,
religious, or scientific.

The act of programming, is to build modules, (mental structures),
similar to the phsychological and physiological structures from which we
operate. Our phsiological and psychological experiences create and form
internal structures, which govern our perception, and so the way we
function. Each individual has a particular pattern of these internal
structures, which operate as a "filter", through which they receive all
information. This "filter" is a personal motif. It _forms_ the
information. It creates form. In programming, small modules are created,
whose function is similar to the individual mental structures. A main
program is then created which builds a meta-structure using these
modules. The meta-structure presents a form. This form is also dependent
on the actions of those who interact with it, and the limitations and
functions of the computers physiology.

-Marta Lyall
Partial thread listing: