Robert Ryman: Light and Music, 2007
- ART21: You don’t think of meaning?
- RYMAN: There is a lot of meaning, but not what we usually think of as meaning. It’s similar to the meaning of listening to a symphony. You don’t know the meaning, and you can’t explain it to anyone else who didn’t hear it. The painting has to be seen. But there is no meaning outside of what it is.
- ART21: So, meaning is closer to an emotional reaction?
- RYMAN: I think that’s the real purpose of painting: to give pleasure. I mean, that’s really the main thing that it’s about. There can be the story; there can be a lot of history behind it. But you don’t have to know all of those things to receive pleasure from a painting. It’s like listening to music; you don’t have to know the score of a symphony in order to appreciate the symphony. You can just listen to the sounds.
"We have been trained to see painting as “pictures,” with storytelling connotations, abstract or literal, in a space usually limited and enclosed by a frame which isolates the image. It has been shown that there are possibilities other than this manner of “seeing” painting. An image could be said to be “real” if it is not an optical reproduction, if it does not symbolize or describe so as to call up a mental picture. This “real” or “absolute” image is only confined by our limited perception."
THIS IS HOW WE ROLL IN THE LAND OF THE FREE
“Hello thar FBI and international law authorities,
We recently stumbled across the following article with amazement and a certain amount of amusement:
The statements made by deputy assistant FBI director Steve Chabinsky in this article clearly seem to be directed at Anonymous and Lulz Security, and we are happy to provide you with a response.
“We want to send a message that chaos on the Internet is unacceptable, [even if] hackers can be believed to have social causes, it’s entirely unacceptable to break into websites and commit unlawful acts.”
Now let us be clear here, Mr. Chabinsky, while we understand that you and your colleagues may find breaking into websites unacceptable, let us tell you what WE find unacceptable:
* Governments lying to their citizens and inducing fear and terror to keep them in control by dismantling their freedom piece by piece.
* Corporations aiding and conspiring with said governments while taking advantage at the same time by collecting billions of funds for federal contracts we all know they can’t fulfil.
* Lobby conglomerates who only follow their agenda to push the profits higher, while at the same time being deeply involved in governments around the world with the only goal to infiltrate and corrupt them enough so the status quo will never change.
These governments and corporations are our enemy. And we will continue to fight them, with all methods we have at our disposal, and that certainly includes breaking into their websites and exposing their lies.
We are not scared any more. Your threats to arrest us are meaningless to us as you cannot arrest an idea. Any attempt to do so will make your citizens more angry until they will roar in one gigantic choir. It is our mission to help these people and there is nothing – absolutely nothing – you can possibly to do make us stop.
“The Internet has become so important to so many people that we have to ensure that the World Wide Web does not become the Wild Wild West.”
Let me ask you, good sir, when was the Internet not the Wild Wild West? Do you really believe you were in control of it at any point? You were not.
That does not mean that everyone behaves like an outlaw. You see, most people do not behave like bandits if they have no reason to. We become bandits on the Internet because you have forced our hand. The Anonymous bitchslap rings through your ears like hacktivism movements of the 90s. We’re back – and we’re not going anywhere. Expect us.”
AMERICA!!!!!!!! FUCK YA!!!!!!!
THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THAT IS GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THAT IS INTELLECTUAL WARFARE!!!!!!!
THE HACKER GROUPS BEHIND IT ALL ARE CALLED LULZSEC ANDANONYMOUS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! LOLOLOLOL
and- the “hello THAR” intro- i DIIIIE!!
I mean, in the spirit of America- I love the shit they’re stirring.
Can’t wait to see what develops!
When I first saw this picture, I had incorrectly assumed it was taken from an airplane.
Upon further investigation, I discovered it was actually taken from atop the 162 story Burj Khalifa skyscraper (aka- tallest building in the world).
Dubai is an architectural wonderland that I hope to one day visit. Before, you know, it sinks or goes bankrupt or something.
It’s actually 3 seasons of straight genius.
This blog is definitely my favorite fan-page.
This gets a noteworthy mention.
The only suggestion I have is to watch the show.
Drink the kool aid, pull a Nike and JUST DO IT.
You’ll thank me later.