Posted by Steve (22.214.171.124) on July 03, 2003 at 20:57:44:
In Reply to: Re: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for Publication of "Jaisini Gleitzeit Supermodernity" posted by Christopher Scott on June 12, 2003 at 21:56:21:
: : : CALL YOU'RE SAYING THAT THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND WILL PICK UP A PAINTING THAT DOESN'T EXIST? OR PERHAPS IF IT DOES EXIST, SUB-C WILL PICK UP ALL THE ABSTRACT THINGS OF VALUE?
: Why the concern with the Marble Lady? I realize that your concern with marbles stems from having lost your own long, long ago. I am curious, do you think your ability to read popular interpretations into something in order to fit your own world view makes you intelligent or creative? Do you hang out with people who think like you or do you search out new ideas that are utterly new? Are 'female identity fiction' and 'Post-feminism' terms you can even define, or did you find them in some first year Woman's Studies Course? I am not a subscriber to the "Penis Power Quarterly" although I found it amusing. In fact, those were the only three entertaining words in your message. Why are you so serious? I don't know you from Adam (or perhaps I should say Eve lest I succumb to male dominated moral hegemony). Perhaps you subscribe to "Vagina Power Weekly". I don't know. Why the obsession with the male/female power struggle? How could you possibly know what the artist intended to show, or what he meant by all the elements? There tremendous leaps in logic in your prose, in which one interpretation supports another supposition ad nauseum until it appears you have proven a point. Much of academia is built on such logic and this inherent flaw has weakened many of the social sciences. The logic of such arguments is based on the presumption that as long as the central hypothesis is 'correct' it does not matter what flaws exist in the logic used to arrive at said hypothesis. I suggest that you paint your own picture...write your own story... create your own dream...you obviously have the potential as a thinker but are hindered out of your concern with being 'correct' and seem to think that the cannon of 'great' works defines the only important source of inspiration. THINGS TO PONDER..
"Invisible paintings", huh? I guess if John Cage can write silent music ... ..
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