[NetBehaviour] Defining myself

dave miller dave.miller.uk at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 16:51:12 CEST 2011


hi Alan

Thanks for reading through them. Do have any links for Max Black? It
does seem wrong to define myself in terms of what I dont think I am,
but maybe it's also quite sensible?

cheer, dave

On 26 April 2011 15:24, Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:
>
>
> I like the first and third. Max Black by the way wrote on negative
> definitions and the difficulty they present; he used the example of
> blackbirds.
>
> - Alan
>
> On Tue, 26 Apr 2011, dave miller wrote:
>
>> Here's a mix of the two:
>>
>> I am an illustrator, I draw to express myself
>> I am a storyteller, I use stories to communicate and connect
>> I am a programmer, I use the web as a medium to communicate, connect,
>> collaborate and research
>> I am a journalist, I research and analyse news, history, politics
>> I am an activist, I campaign for justice
>>
>> I'm happier with this!
>>
>> dave
>>
>> On 26 April 2011 11:50, dave miller <dave.miller.uk at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Annie
>>>
>>> I tried it:
>>> I am an illustrator, I dont draw to express myself
>>> I am a storyteller, who doesn't use stories to communicate
>>> I am a programmer, not using technology as a medium for my pieces
>>> I am a journalist, not interested in news, history, politics
>>> I am an activist, not campaigning for justice
>>>
>>> But it's not me! Maybe I best define myself by what I am not? It's a
>>> bit negative though!
>>>
>>> dave
>>>
>>> On 26 April 2011 10:49, Annie Abrahams <bram.org at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Dave what happens when you invert your description?
>>>>
>>>> I am an illustrator, I don't draw to express myself? etc ...
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 11:28 AM, dave miller <dave.miller.uk at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> I've been inspired by looking at Annie Abraham's website, i really
>>>>> admire how she defines what she does:
>>>>>
>>>>> "I am not a performer, I use performance to do research.
>>>>> I am not a researcher, I use research in my performance pieces.
>>>>> I am a performer who uses research as a medium.
>>>>> I am a performer researching encounters."
>>>>>
>>>>> 03 2011 Annie Abrahams.
>>>>>
>>>>> I can see how she's split this into 2 parts - "I am not" and "I am" ...
>>>>>
>>>>> Personally, I'm generally confused about what I do, with my art, where
>>>>> I want to take it, so I've had a go at defining my "art" using Annie's
>>>>> technique:
>>>>>
>>>>> I am not an illustrator, I draw to express myself
>>>>> I am not a storyteller, I use stories to communicate
>>>>> I am not a programmer, I use technology as a medium
>>>>> I am not a journalist, I am interested in news, history, politics
>>>>> I am not an activist, I campaign for justice
>>>>>
>>>>> OK - so far so good - but I'm stuck on the "I am" bit! I know what I'm
>>>>> not, but cant say what I am.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any thought's?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Dave
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> 07 05 2011 Une caresse intercontinentale / An intercontinental caress
>>>> Fabrice M?tais (New York) Annie Abrahams (Paris)
>>>> http://aabrahams.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/une-caresse-intercontinentale/
>>>>
>>>> Video of demo - performance Huis Clos / No Exit - Tout va Bien, Rietveld
>>>> Academy Amsterdam
>>>> http://vimeo.com/22335939
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