Re: New web dance

Jody John Ramey (
Fri, 2 Jul 1999 06:53:05 -0700 (PDT)

> P.S. I know we can't animate that well yet, and the story is not entirely
> realistic. My point is not whether my work, or any work created using
> animation techniques, is dance but whether it is possible for work
> created using animation techniques to be dance.

I said it before Richard, it is possible for animations to be looked at as
dance, as long as it is viewed from a cultural context as such. Right
now, I do not believe that it is. As our language and perceptions
evolve, it may happen. Getting back to something you said before that I
did not address--If Cunningham did something that I did not view as dance,
it would not be, even though he is a superior form of life. He can intend
it as dance, but if I do not recieve it as such, a comunication has not
taken place. If large groups of people view it as dance, then the work
can be dance too. still thing art is a personal thing, and an enmasse
perception, depending on the situation. My mind has not changed on that
score yet.

Jody John Ramey