Re: posting at duchimp

Jeff Wietor (
Sun, 24 Jan 1999 02:32:40 -0800

An interesting verbal formation you present as a thought toy.
much like a koan really.

thanks for something of nothing to chew on.


Avi Rosen wrote:

> >i cannot bear the tactile nature of 250 gram hand laid rag paper
> >my fingers caressing it and thinking of paris rag pickers
> >i cannot confront the hundreds of hours of planning and drawing and
> >etching
> >the grinding of stone on stone - the vent of fumes
> >i loath the idea of rushes and revisions on plates
> >trying to dissuade the "artist" away from labor intensive revisions
> >the shear effort of it
> this is very dificult situation for a generation educated in a
> traditional material culture, to switch from a
> action in material world to a virtual one. its like worshiping a 'God'
> with no aqppirance instad of a material idol.
> Avi.
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