Briefs from Issue 19
by Jasmine Grindstone
The pages will contain information on the borough's arts policy, many arts commissions and artists opportunities plus a companion site for everything magazine.
After the abolition of the GLC, the imposition of rate capping and the introduction of the community charge, Cramley remains one of the only boroughs able to provide forward looking arts provision. Juliet Tidyman, Director of the AIAU, said: "We are happy, pleased and joyful to be a meaningful vehicle on the Information Superhighway which will drive us into the 21st century. It is our aim to create a provision which is user friendly and easily surfable whilst at the same time providing metaphorical hedge-hog tunnels for artists who have yet to evolve the necessary driving and avoidance skills."
Alderman Marcus Tavistock (acting council leader) endorsed Ms Tidyman’s sentiments: "It is incontestable that the future is virtual, and moreover that artists will be the architects of the infoshpere which they will use as a cyberplastic entity".
The Cramley Web site will be open to the public on May 25 1996 at
Applications should be in by the end of May. Full details of the Arts Council's address are available from the Phone Book (British Telecommunications 1996 ISBN 564 786545).
The team hopes to fit a high range laser lens on the tip of the reconstructed Skylon, and project images of the festival's attractions on to the surface of the moon.
The categories include: Best Description of a Piece of Work, Best Description of an Atmosphere, Most Speculative Passage, Best Ruminations and the coveted, Most Accurately Predicted Tip For the Top.
The discovery now presents us with an ethical problem: If talent is a virus, should we search for a cure? The World Health Organisation goes into emergency session in June to discuss the implications of this discovery. If further research is recommended, with a view to eliminating the virus, current projections suggest that an anti viral agent will not be on line before 2050 at the earliest.
Kapopkin takes the news that she has full blown Montyblume Talent Syndrome (MTS) with characteristic indifference: "The revelation that I am in some way "afflicted" will make little difference to my current practice and approach. I have stopped the production of material artefacts - realising that the core problem of the "avant-garde" is their privileging of space over time. After recontextualising the works of Plato, Hegel and Bergson I now seek to create art out of pure thought, an art the nature of which will not be limited by the messy contingencies of materiality, nor desported like a whore in a tawdry and philistine marketplace".