I like art that challenges our pre-conceived notions of reality

decss gallery

pgp branding (self as munition)

max dean: robot destroying pictures (invitation to intervene to stop); http://www.fundacion.telefonica.com/at/vida/paginas/v4/etable.html
i like this because it's a kind-of reversal on chris burden's electric power cables, or dylan's sledgehammer and glass sculpture, e.g. the attendee needs to intervene to prevent the destruction of something.

grafitti writer: pushbroom robot writing with linear array of spray cans ... unlike the library pixelboard (too little too late, e.g. green building been an mit prank for years, long before ... and also library pixelboard was with permission of establishment, lacks both the creative originality, and the irreverence to authority that made the mit projects so cool). but grafitti writer kicks.

weapons inspectors to u.s. rootingoutevil.org The Centre for Social Justice 489 College St. ottawa: mike@openconcept.on.ca

geardown, last gear set in cement

chris burden, 120, 240volts.

sledgehammer and glass artwork (dylan)

andrew bichlbaum (randomly selected from vienna phonebook... yes men)


Wim Delvoye: digestive machine (also known for putting hell's angels tattoos on pigs).

Une attaque directe contre les top modèles, ces nouvelles icônes de la société du spectacle.

From: "e-Flux" 
Galerie Jousse Entreprise
Philippe Meste
11 January - 22 February 2003
glossy magazine pages, covered with top models, all in turn covered with sperm.
defiance towards a mannerist culture, a born dead art.... The gallery's white cube tends to reify everything,

telepresent (carryable webcam) http://online.sfsu.edu/~swilson/art/telepresent/telepresent.html literal examination of the human body as both subject and material.

Paintings done on computer (Ilija Vranesic)

Hyper realism, electrical wiring, etc., (Christiane Pflug)

Naturally occuring art, e.g. phone booth: art you can reach out and touch (rather than paintings by dead artists); participatory rather than exclusionary (free of charge, open, in the open air). Marcel Duchamp was the first to exhibit commonplace objects as are. but what about simply declaring (without moving them into a gallery where people can pay money to see them) commonplace objects as art? free art. art that is both liberated from the lockdown of the museum/gallery space (libre: free as in free speech), as well as art that can be seen without paying an admission price (gratuis: free as in free beer).

like the oxford graduate who rediscovered the tribe where he'd grown up;

like the photographer who rediscovered the afghan refugee from the magazine cover

talking fire: high voltage modulation of flames: http://www.quantalink.com/VoF.htm