My name is Dr. Yes Sir I will do as you wish - Johnson, President
of the Anti-Net Art Society.
Our well known
and established organization is constantly researching and developing
methods and products to slow down and even reverse the independent
and ever creative effects of Net Art and its recent achievements.
I'm writing to share with you an important strategic breakthrough
in the treatment of Net Art.
Very recently, a product was released by the name of Dehumanizing
This non revolutionary product is institutionally proven to
reverse the independent Net Art process.
Our aim is to promote only those that we have supported or have close
connections to, or allegiances to, during the so called 'heroic
age', thus actively leaving out those who were not supported and
are still not affiliated to many of our established structures; thus
leaving them out of the picture of accepted history. Our tactic is
a breakthrough, we create a conference or exhibition and many apply
from all over the world, then we turn down those who are not connected
to or supported by affiliated institutions; using this disclaimer:
'We received proposals from hundreds of artists, theorists, researchers,
scientists and performers in over 25 countries. The overall standard
of proposals was extremely high, and unfortunately we had to make
some very tough decisions to arrive at a program which we feel fitted
the thematic and topical focus we were trying to achieve'. Of
course, we knew that many of the more underground Net Artists would
apply but if you want the best, meaning those of whom who are already
accepted, we highly recommend that you use this very effective method
of objective deduction.
So use this incredible disclaimer yourselves,
completely unparalleled by any method of isolation on the market today,
a perfect divide and rule tactic. This is an ideal way for us to get
rid of those upstarts who question our ethics, leaving them to rot
with those 'normal' people who are not institutionally proven:
New aesthetic rules and control restored
Increased admin levels
structures and non emotional stability
reprogrammed memory and Art-World security
Increased sexual nepotism
Loss in subversive's
Increased curatorial exploitation
Radical Net Art
Real Net Art disappears
Make Net Art
Your Product, rewrite history. Take it out of the hands of those
who are engaging in it collectively and supporting each other (because
we were too scared of their challenging ideas in the first place)
many of us whom are running institutions know from experience, that
this takes power away from our own faculties. Kill them dead!!!
Before they get more power. Remember - collect their ideas
first because as I am sure you know by now, this is good currency,
but do not accept them for they will begin to break down our specialization
into non specialist environments. And before you know it everyone
will be an Artist or Net Artist; and where would that leave us then?