[NetBehaviour] A disjointed conversation – Claire Bishop, The Digital Divide, and the State of New Media Contemporary Art.
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Wed Jan 16 11:54:18 CET 2013
A disjointed conversation – Claire Bishop, The Digital Divide, and the
State of New Media Contemporary Art.
By Patrick Lichty.
I found Claire Bishop’s landmark essay on Digital Art, ‘The Digital
Divide’ in Artforum’s 50th Anniversary issue three months late through
Lauren Cornell and Brian Droitcour’s equally polemic response,
‘Technical Difficulties’ in the January 2013 issue. Since September,
there have been excellent conversations, both inside and outside the New
Media community. There are a plethora of positions on Bishop’s highly
successful essay; success in that it has created such a stir. The
problem with the conversation, and I dare not say dialogue, is that the
rhetoric resulting from ‘The Digital Divide’ is disjoint along several
lines, in some ways schematizing some of the reasons for her polemic.
Secondly, the resulting cross-takedown between Lauren Cornell/Brian
Droitcour and Bishop remind me that I no longer live in the relatively
generous era in which we built the genre of New Media in the 90’s.
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