[NetBehaviour] 97 questions about art

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Fri Jun 7 16:51:17 CEST 2019


on another level, studies have shown that animals, even insects, have a 
sense of symmetry, aesthetics, etc. from bowerbirds to butterflies, art 
exists without the word and social contraptions etc.

- Alan


On Fri, 7 Jun 2019, Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour wrote:

> Makes me wonder...
> What clever thing, might elephants boast amongst themselves, to have taught
> the occasional human to accomplish?
> 
> 
> On Thu, 6 Jun 2019, 23:40 Alan Sondheim via NetBehaviour,
> <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
>       Wonderful! And elephants have been taught to paint, btw. This
>       extends in all sorts of directions; our friend Rachel
>       Rosenkrantz has bees contributing to the design of an acoustic
>       guitar -
> Best, Alan
> 
> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 10:51 AM Edward Picot via NetBehaviour
> <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
>       Michael,
> 
> I agree with what others have said, these are extremely
> thought-provoking, and almost any one of the questions would be
> material for a couple of hours of discussion. Great material for
> a book too!
> 
> My favourite one is 'If I collaborate with an elephant to make
> an artwork is that elephant my fellow artist?' That really
> appeals to me. First of all, you immediately start to wonder
> what kind of artwork the elephant could participate in -
> elephant footprints on a canvas? an elephant with a paintbrush
> in its trunk? maybe something displayed on the sides of the
> elephant? Secondly, who wouldn't want an elephant as a fellow
> artist? And just imagine the presentation if you won the Turner
> Prize!
> 
> Edward
> 
> On 03/06/2019 21:50, Michael Szpakowski wrote:
>       I have a short text in the new volume of Borderless
>       Philosophy .
> https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/e2a905_df53424e9f454e9080b97f54dbc370f3.pdf
> Have a read if you have a mo & are so inclined!
> 
> warmest wishes
> Michael
> 
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