[NetBehaviour] (a question from algorithms) Re: Aljazeera and Koons?

none aha at aharonic.net
Sun Aug 23 13:58:32 CEST 2015

A quick question?

In this interview, JK talks about a factory of people working to produce
His stuff. They seem to work by Knowing the Kind of stuff he'd do - and by
the very fact they implement that knowledge under JK's supervision and
finance, the objects are His.

A question:
Is it reasonable to claim that JK's factory operates according to a "JK
algorithm" which procedurally generates objects that conform to that
particular Algorithm's rules?

Kind of going towards making an analogical link between a factory and an
algorithm - in a generalised sense - hence a bit uneasy whether or not
this analogy can hold water beyond a few reflective drops....

Cheers and many thanks for any hints, rebukes, etc.. :)


On Sat, August 22, 2015 8:02 pm, none wrote:
> Hiyas,
> Might interest, a somehow curious interview with JK:
> http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2015/08/jeff-koons-high-
> art-plain-extravagance-150820152940671.html
> Reminded me a recent chat I have had, with a certain Berlin based
> curator, who assured in no uncertain terms: "I Know these people [rulers of
> Gulf states] are despots. They are not
> very nice people. They have slaves and they are brutal towards any
> opposition. They run lawless states where rules are arbitrary and many
> people get hurt. They treat women worst than objects and are a bunch of
> some of the worst people I can think of. HOWEVER, they give money to art!
>  They think of art only in terms of money. With them, if I want to do a
> project, we are talking hundreds of thousands of Euros, sometimes millions
>  - not crumbs like 5k euros here and there. So.. Should I not work for
> them??"
> Mind, the person I spoke before that, told me about Mafia funded
> galleries.. In some ways, it was a sort of preparation..
> Should really stay clear from curiously looking openings in places am
> clueless about.. ;)
> Cheers and Have fun!!
> ahar0n xx

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