[-empyre-] glitch device/divide

Andreas Maria Jacobs ajaco at xs4all.nl
Thu Dec 8 22:19:00 EST 2011


I wonder why discourse should have relevance at all, I think what  
matters is to uncover a field which is *inherently* pre-discursive  
and *existent but not known* and consequently *before* any  
possibility of interpretation.

Artists task is to observe - from their own subjectivities - a  
*probable* - because not yet commonly perceived - future  
understanding of the phenomenal appearances of perceived/sensual  

Also I do think that just that makes it possible to (re)gain  
*truthful* insight in *reality*, wether technological, political,  
societal or personal and where aesthetics plays no role. (i.e.  
whether it is boring or not, does not matter, because that again is  
discursive and supposedly based on previous knowledgeability of the  
mental gestalts of being bored, surprised, touched etc etc )

The conservative - literary - *art worlds* collect, maintain and  
indeed conserve quasi-religious fetishized material forms, which are  
but indicators of what lies beyond them

Andreas Maria Jacobs

"The void is *all* there *is*"

On Dec 7, 2011, at 3:34 PM, Eduardo Navas wrote:

> ........

> I think that if we really thinkg about the term “intrinsic” it only  
> functions once we accept a specific context in which to discuss a  
> thing to which an extra value based on discourse is added.   
> Glitches have values that are material (before that are recognized  
> as glitches) and these values once recognized within the field of  
> glitch art allow people to add on their own interpretations and  
> develop a discourse.  This is what is relevant.
> Eduardo Navas
> On 12/6/11 10:33 PM, "Evan Meaney" <emeaney1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> so, my point.
>> if glitches depend on specified contexts to function in the moment
>> and if they are functions of re-presentation and curatorial (or  
>> curator-as-artist)
>> intent, then any critical work about a glitch is really critiquing  
>> the context and
>> the curator, and not the glitch itself.
>> tl:dr - we appropriate glitches to our own purposes. let's stop  
>> pretending that they
>> have intrinsic value when we classify them.
>> xo.
>> evan
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