ARTBOLLOCKS THEATRE: NOESIS

30 Aug

ArtBTheatreTitleDramatic readings of the worst artist statements, gallery press releases and art criticism. Some of them have already been featured on this site; others are based on tip-offs and reports from colleagues or readers.

This week we discover somebody committing unprovoked acts of violence against the English and the Greek languages, despite the fact that the latter is presumably the artist’s native one. Furthermore, I’m sure many of you will be as shocked as I was to learn that– holy 1990s techno-utopian-libertarianism, I feel like Angelina Jolie in Hackers– Second Life still exists, people still use it and some people even still think it’s the coolest, most subversive thing ever.

My original commentary on the text is here: From sense to nonsense (but mainly nonsense). “Let’s be clear: this woman is a PhD candidate and she’s basing her whole artistic practice and research methodology on dicking around in Second Life. I like playing video games, but I don’t think I should be awarded a PhD because of it even though I’m really good at them…”

Previous episodes: Oscillating. Pschogeography.

Have you had a “subtle rupture”? You may need an “endoscopic procedure”… This sort of gibberish is another common habit of bad art writers: the woefully ignorant and/or pretentious misapplication of medical or scientific terminology.

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6 Responses to “ARTBOLLOCKS THEATRE: NOESIS”

  1. Alistair 03/09/2013 at 5:47 PM #

    Reblogged this on Alistair Gentry.

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