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reactionary art by Lude on 2003-03-14 15:30:16

hrm.... there is this film viewing at a local club/gallery,and the deal is some "arteests" are showing either one or more films that are of a graphic nature.. and then they will tape the audience simulteniously [sp] to caputure their reaction. I am thinking of going just to get out of the damn house for once [it'll be the first since the begining of the week] and plus the idea seems thoughtful. So my question is what is thine opinion upon this "reactionary" art. is it some cop-out for the sake of being artsy or does it really try to make one think about a human's reaction to graphic content? [work with me here.. i am oh so very bored]

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Re: reactionary art by Kid on 2003-03-14 15:55:43  |  Reply to this
  Well, you'll be aware of the 'bodyworks' (Name?) exhibition, where that German fella had made things like vases out of the heads of dead people (heads still attached). I don't think of that as reactionary art. I think of r. art as something that challenges the human condition, not belittles it. Was there anything profound in him putting flowers in the body of somebody's mother or father or son or daughter? I don't think so. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm old fashioned. Maybe I'm amazed....

As for this, go. If you like it, you like it, if you don't, you don't. At least you can say you were there. NB - if its a man pulling slices of beef out of his arse then don't go. And certainly, stay clear of the steak candienne that day.