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Re: <nettime> 'Wikipedia Art' Wikipedia entry deleted 15 February 2009
John Young on Mon, 16 Feb 2009 22:30:34 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> 'Wikipedia Art' Wikipedia entry deleted 15 February 2009


Wasn't it the intention of the Wikipedia Artists to be deleted,
rejected, booted, driven outside the fold in order to raise hell
about it, hurl rotten eggs at the temple of acceptability? Else
why bother when there are so many slits online begging for
glorifying disgust, why even counterterrorism weeps at its
loss of cash register gravitas.

True, oh so true, there is hardly a place online where illegitimate, 
much less illegal, worse, outright criminal, art can last for long 
in the face of near-absolute indifference, well, outside of capacious 
welcoming nirvana of pornography which remains the fertilist 
op for old time formulaic aesthetic protest to garner a smidgen 
of smitedness, well, excepting kiddie porn which breeds drooling 
cops and prosecutors as if there were no other useful jismatic 
sport for undercover curators forebad sex.

Yeah, set a viewing spot for high-toned art of naked kids being 
mincemeated by CIA drones. This is the plasma screen fare
on the Langley 7th floor corner office just occupied by Leon 
Panetta, shown to the mesmerized select guests in his private 
dining den, slurp, slurp.

Wikipedia is a nice diversion for breaking free of Readers Digest,
of the President's Daily Brief.

Is it true that assassination can be done by injecting pure
nicotine in the wall of the anus, allegedly done to Marilyn,
so sayeth an artist of official despicability?


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