A very wise and funny man just sent me this list of Chuck Norris facts. In keeping with the joy of the season, I present this fact: "Chuck Norris was the fourth Wise Man. He brought baby Jesus the gift of “beard”. Jesus wore it proudly to his dying day. The other Wisemen, jealous of Jesus’ obvious gift favoritism, used their combined influence to have Chuck omitted from the Bible. Shortly after all three died of roundhouse kick related deaths."
In lieu of posting a mediocre review of the show, I thought I would share my two pages of bulleted steno notes that I took during the symposium. I attempted to do some live blogging at one point but I got the sense that crowd would have passively and aggressively choked me. When you see quotes it’s where I was quoting one of the presenters/panelists. The quotes will go un-attributed because they are not complete. The others are just thought points that I plan on thinking about at some not too distant or far off date. Most were probably generated because of something loosely related to the topics at hand. Perhaps when I find myself incapacitated or laid up in some unforeseen, but not too painful, way. Here’s the list. If you’d like me to elaborate, drop me a comment. I would love to be assigned to elaborate. I live for that stuff. ROCK!
Wexarts.org – part object, part sculpture – an art symposium • What can art do to be more exciting / of the people, relevant to commoners. non-art geeks? • Hollywood as culture, ministry of • Political struggle of “who gets to assign meaning” • Mis/disinformation • “The function of the joke” – introduced in a … • Fragmentation leads to one hand clapping – audience splits and divides and splits and divides again • “What I was trying to complicate” – why the hell would you try to complicate something? Is there something I am not understanding about the word? • Maybe there are things I understand more now. This works w/theory and Marx and more previously thought complicated items of learning • “The way that I understand it to mean” • The discourse of reception • Something that I’m learning about myself is that I’m usually unwilling to learn or take up something that doesn’t come naturally or stuff I have an immediate take to. I’m learning that there are some things that I need to work on to learn. DUH. I think I’m also learning that I’m willing to learn. So, when will I finally be willing to learn math? • The encoding of objects • Viral carrier • “Duchampian authorial in laudatory terms” • Certificates of authenticity • Set of quotes makes art. It also makes suckers. • Why are we still talking about Duchamp? Because he is the father, he’s rocked the common world art; he’s generated a world of joke tellers. • The term publics is brought up + used a lot. Therefore, is art public relations? • Concretions – Alan McCollum • Do we need curators, theorists, and critics to explain artists and their works? If they’re left to do the job themselves, is it better? Less special? Are the above-mentioned parties mythmakers? • You are not a unique flower – beyond 30 we start to make stereotypes, classify, categorize • They don’t have a good chemistry • Knotty problem … with a “K” knot special • Depp in “Charlie…” reminds me of Shelby French • Special as in not identical • “Not coincidentally perhaps” • Does this pen work—it smells like choco mint • True reincarnation—passing on of occupational identity/trade/persona –there can’t be a new Dylan or Warhol until the old one is gone. Individuals who replace “greater” individuals are then left to pass on their lesser character roles. • Visual culture