Bjørn Magnhildøen noemata at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 20:16:08 CEST 2015

just want to say that, yes, I can agree with this, and I'm thankful
for your words and references which puts some more flesh to the
concept, especially I like the reference to the pure structure and its
corruption which i think is at the core of the event, technically and
theoretically, which again is between the digital and analog, or
earth-time and atom-time maybe (though question remains of the
discreteness of nature).

regards, Bjørn

On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM, Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:
> Hi Randall,
> I can't speak for Bjorn of course, but the festival has fascinated me -
> 1. The idea of a rupture in a regular grid (whether adding an additional
> second or repeating one - in either case, the gap, split, slit is the same);
> this relates to the difference between cosmological and logical time-frames;
> 2. The idea of a one-second festival, and a festival, at that, which occurs
> only online, therefore gridded with Internet time and its absolute
> structure;
> 3. The idea of failure in a festival which can in fact only show one work
> during the second, the rest archived; and the idea of failure in atomic
> clocks which in their very regularity opened up the split or gap for the
> festival;
> 4. The idea of the festival as a tuning between UTC and other zones (and
> David Clark in Halifax has created AR work dealing with the very creation of
> time zones themselves);
> 5. Finally the most recent festival I've been involved in, IRQ3 at Brown
> (and they won't have me again), had surface and depressing, agonizing
> politics, while the one second festival is too short for any such
> disruption;
> 6. And I'm fascinated personally with the distinction between a "pure"
> structure (Kristeva's clean and proper body, which also underlies the
> digital/quantum domain with its potential wells etc.), and a show which
> operates on what might appear to be the corruption of that structure -
> - which is mirrored, I think, in the resulting videos before and after the
> second, documenting the entire event and its submissions, and which should
> be available to anyone through an archive.
> This is remniscent of another event, operating on a different sort of
> interstice, Jorge Rojas' Low Lives festival, for example at
> http://lowlives.net/home/news/ ; DVDs were released as a result.
> - Alan
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