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Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Mon Jul 18 18:43:46 CEST 2005

Yes, I agree with you. Oddly, I just finished a biography of David Bohm (I 
have had odd resonances with him); he's one of the few physicists who did 
find intrinsic value in art...

- Alan

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> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 10:39:20 +0100
> From: Ken Turner <ken at sqallp.freeserve.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] State of new media from strawberry fields
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> Alan,
> What you're saying is, shall we say partly true and well said.
> What anyone says is normally partly true.
> but is truth the question?
> Nietzsche was perhaps only partly true concerning nihilism and the
> abyss.
> But what is there after the abyss?
> My understanding is that art is not what appears on the surface, its
> physical optical form  is not a representation of art.
> It is more than that. That sounds like a cliche, but read on.
> And of course both philosophy and art do not, in themselves, move on.
> —they only repeat the impossibility of being able to express what it is
> to be human.
> But in trying there is some achievement 'in depth' whether in Rembrandt
> or Cezanne, Kandinsky or Brecht or Beckett, to name a few.
> Something in this relates to our indentity and place.
> To paraphrase Merleau Ponty,  three dimensions only make sense when all
> three are rolled into the one of 'depth'.
> Hermes Trismegistus said it is the "inarticulate cry".
> ken

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