File spoon-archives/avant-garde.archive/avant-garde_1998/avant-garde.9805, message 34

Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 17:48:07 -0400
Subject: Re: Hello?

>Of course trying to kill off the author is something that has happened in
>all artforms in the same decades but it seems nearly impossible. Signature
>style and our reading of art for authorial intent are so deeply ingrained
>that stylelessness can easily be read as style. Is it even possible to do
>such a thing in the field of *art*, which in this century is tied into the
>general culture by little other than the narratives of artists' (and
>musicians') lives?
Striving for the ideal allows us to know what is possible at any given
moment -- striving for the possible brings closure, stagnation  and
eventually collapse --  as we are often reminded we should not confuse the
frame for that which it frames nor think the supplement is actally
intrinsic  to its subject  -- my apologies its just one of those Kant and
Adorno days here in NY were there are no reminders of nature and
indifference means  walking by a panhandler even though you do have spare

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