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Interviewing The Crisis - Art Is Open Source interviews Marc Garrett.

Marc Garrett from interviewed by Art Is Open Source.

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"His interview is an incredible text that shows more than “art”, accessing dimensions that show how new practices can create a physical and networked-to-a-human-scale critique to the world that is around us. A use of networking that is centered on human beings that need/want to act/react. A form of life. Technology, network, sociality and positive attitudes as the necessary set of tools to confront the contemporary era." Art Is Open Source.

In this interview Marc discusses how the finacial crises and the cuts in arts fundng has been and is continuing to affect art freedoms in the UK, Canada the USA and elsewhere. With reference to how the Olympics, nationalism, art cuts and wars are from the same source of neoliberalist strategies, "Many of our institutions have been committed in taking on and implementing their own global and local versions of neoliberalism, where it has seeped into the very infrastructures and consciousness of our entertainment industries, the arts, academia, business, governments and broadcasting media, news publications; where corporate agendas (and governmental schemes) matter more than the health of the planet, human contexts and social needs. Where the value of human life has been worth less than product and fanciful ideologies. In a world when genuine concerns are expressed, they are constantly ignored systematically, or at best paid lip-service and treated as annoying irritants. Together, we need to rethink things and negotiate ways out of these cul-de sacs. To be concerned and thinking about these things really should not be seen as extremist or radical, it is simply common sense." Marc Garrett.

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Heidegger on art

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Heidegger is not interested in works of art as expressions of the vision of a creator, nor is he interested in them as the source of aesthetic experiences in a viewer. He holds that “Modern subjectivism … immediately misinterprets creation, taking it as the self-sovereign subject’s performance of genius” and he also insists that “aesthetic experience is the element in which art dies.” Rather, for Heidegger, an artwork is a thing that, when it works, performs at least one of three ontological functions. It either manifests, articulates or reconfigures the style of a culture from within the world of that culture. It follows that, for Heidegger, most of what hangs in museums, what is admired as great works of architecture, and what is published by poets, were never works of art, a few were once artworks but are no longer working, and none are working now. To understand this counter-intuitive account of art, we have to begin by reviewing what Heidegger means by world and being. . . .

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