In reply to: Is it possible to create a work that doesn't feel finite, yetmaintains the vision of the artist? posted by Jim Campbell on May 08, 1996 at 11:05:10:
There is a problem here because when you talk about the "vision" of the artist
you infer a singular vision that conflicts with your desire to create work that
"doesn't feel finite." Aren't you seeking to realize contradictory goals?
After all, isn't authorship experienced as the authority to complete, to finish, to present
unstable meanings as transparent and secure? Why not think about artistic expression
in terms of social processes of cooperation or conflict.
: A film is a three dimensional object. It is an object in that it is static
: and does not change over time. Most interactive works are also
: objects in that their perceivable permutations are very finite and feel
: that way. Given that computers have memory and the ability to
: learn is it possible to create a work that doesnt feel finite, yet
: maintains the vision of the artist? Is this the same question that
: Artificial Life asks?