{ brad brace } on Sat, 18 Nov 2006 21:03:25 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> Arts Agencies: bogus-aid for the 'developed world'

Subject: Canada Council Club ref no 3215-06-0101 (fwd)

After 35 years, I knew damn-well that you creepy, conspiring,
incestuous, artworld-acolytes wouldn't fund my media project (even
in this time of urgent-need), but returning my audiovisual support
material with a snotty letter stating that the application was
incomplete due to missing audiovisual support material--and so
wouldn't even be adjudicated, is a new low. Do you actually get paid
(with my tax-dollars) for this disservice?!



Global Islands Project -- ongoing series of multi-media
pdf-ebooks -- a pastoral, pictorial and phonic elicitation
of island parameters.

Your (Art)world is based on mutual relief at your common corruption.
Maybe some cultures are based on even worse. But that wouldn't change
the bad faith of it and as years go by, you wake at night in terror
of your whole life being an act of bad faith, where everything is
self-interest and nothing more, where every human interaction is
driven by a silent, even subconscious calculation of some ulterior
motive, to the point that a sea of bad faith has taken over your
whole life, there's no small island left from which you can even try
to build a bridge of good faith, because even that effort becomes
suspect, even good faith is nothing but self-interested, even altruism
is nothing but solipsistic, even your professed agonizing right here
right now is nothing but a gesture, made to the conscience in order to
assure it that it exists.


Island 1.0 is Ambergris Caye, Belize
Island 2.0 is Koh Si Chang, Thailand
Island 3.0 is Lamu, Kenya
Island 4.0 is Narikel Jingira, Bangladesh

Global Islands Project:

Island 1.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island1/island1.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island1/island1.html
-- over 800 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 69mb -- (acrobat 6)

Island 2.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island2/island2.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island2/island2.html
 -- over 535 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 78mb -- (acrobat 6)


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