Re: [the wire] New Electronica/New Politics
>Thank you for your thoughtful comments.
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> Asunto: [the wire] New Electronica/New Politics
> Harvey said "I think the worst thing that could possibly happen is for =
> art to become a slave to the political. Ideology ends only in one =
> mass bloodshed."
> I think that art becoming a "slave" to the political is not the most =
> interesting thing that coud happen. But a "master/slave" deterministic =
> relationship in not the ONLY possible articulation.
> In many cases in this century, art and politics have shown that, with =
> flexible and dialectics relations, creativity and social change could be =
> respectively empowered.
> For example, the DADA movement at the beginning of XX century, =
> Surrealism in the =B430s and Situacionism in the =B450s and =B460s. This =
> avant-garde movements (without whom ANY actual experimental art is =
> impossible) produced "great art" with a strong political compromise. And =
> I think that Krautrock could have never happened without the libertarian =
> impulse of May =B468.=20
> Counterculture, by itself, implicates a political way of thinking and =
> creating culture.
I've always thought that factors such as you describe are the stuff
behind politics, or to give it a name, "metapolitics". I agree this is
a proper domain for art (not as subject but as an environment for
art to thrive within). I believe technological issues; the rise of
digital media etc. is such a metapolitical situation worth exploring
through sound art, especially because it is so hard to articulate through
> =20Again, I find myself in agreement with you, which is why I used the word
> Another thing: politics and ideology are not equal terms. Avant-garde =
> politics refers to the articulation of action and thinking in order to =
> produce revolutionary changes in society. Ideology, on the other hands, =
> refers to a system of beliefs son social groups generate to control and =
> manipulate others. Ideology is always created for the purpouse of =
> domination, while avant-garde politics (theoretically and practically) =
> tends to free ourselves from the actual ideologic hegemony.
"ideology" in the end.