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Re: <nettime> Paaaaaaaaainting [next] digest [manetas]
Peter Luining on Mon, 19 Jul 2004 18:57:06 +0200 (CEST)


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> From: "m" <m {AT} manetas.com>
> Subject: Re: <nettime> [open letter to Yukiko Shikata] and the Google painting
> Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 19:19:27 +0300
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> Well, we all know that Valery is the one who started the new fashion of
> painting the websites.


I think it's better to say that we (= small group of insiders) all know 
that Valery Grancher was the first who came up with the idea to paint 
webpages. But I also think that painting whatever is displayed on a 
computerscreen is an idea that is just in the air and therefore other 
artists can "invent" it without knowing that it's done before. That said 
I think Exenemo's work "Natural Process" shows much more resemblance to 
Ola Pehrson's piece "desktop" (from 99) than Valery's work, because 
Exonemo's work is about the representation of a work that is again 
presented through a webcam.
http://www.olapehrson.com/desktop/index.html


> Pitty they got only 5K for their huge and pretty picture...
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Agree, but also I think you can see (correct me if I understood it wrong 
here) it as a pity that Google Inc. only bought just a part of the whole 
work (the painting) and not the whole installation (Natural Process) 
including the webcam part.


Peter

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