photo by Heather Rasley of the Club Internet performance at Capricious Space in Brooklyn. The artists are working, along with others around the world, on their contributions to the show, which went "live" on the Net at the end of the performance. Some friends attended and said it was "boring." Well, yes.
Contrast an art event from the late '60s--hippies sitting around in a loft with Allan Kaprow watching ice melt, say--with these efficient worker bees tapping on laptop keyboards. The art world will not easily relinquish the artist as shaman, doing wacky things with paint and household garbage, in the nude, to give purpose to the lives of cubicle drones and gated community residents who live by a stricter code. Or something.