Tipsy Turvy

Dipping more extensively into Beau Sievers' computer art syllabus.
The music by Stuart Argabright for this "vintage CGI" video is heavenly. [YouTube]
The animation is pretty good, too. The exploding rubbery porcelain is pure Bretonian surrealism. If only CGI could have been arrested at this experimental level.
Am trying to remember what I remember about Argabright. His biggest claim to fame seems to be the 1984 club hit "The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight" [YouTube]. Would love to hear more music in the vein of the CGI demo.

"Groys love" comments

From AFC's post on, where I put up a couple of paras from a Boris Groys essay:

Tom, why the love for Groys? This article of his is rife with silly contradictions, like the oxymoron of a professional de-professionalized "avant garde." And Malevich erasing? Rauchenberg erased, Malevich consumed. come on, you can do better.
Suggest “lazy” as used by programmers as a better thought environment. (credit: Beau Sievers
Amos Satterlee // 27 May 2010, 4:50 pm

Read some chapters of the book Art Power. Groys is one of the most advanced thinkers in art in the world.
Samson White // 27 May 2010, 5:37 pm

Samson: will do, but if Weak Universalism is any indication, then art thinking is in a real world of hurt.
Amos Satterlee // 27 May 2010, 6:02 pm

There is a category on the Sievers syllabus called Amateur and Sub-Amateur. That was Ed Halter’s phrase, as I recall. I would call that a professional de-professionalization. Someone has to put the moron in oxymoron.
tom moody // 28 May 2010, 12:51 am