Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997
From: "davidg."

*anti art*

David Garcia

Although artists are always desperate to hang on to the shirt tailes of radical information movements it is usually futile because these movements are, often without realising it, in the profoundest sense *anti art*. Although they deal in a language as symbolic as art; "code", the hacker ethic revives the situationist proposal of an alternative type of creativity. A creativity which starts where art leaves off. It is normal everyday life that should be made passionate and rational and dramatic, not its reflection in the seperated world of art.

"Imagination should be applied directly to the transformation of reality itself not its symbols...this transformation should not be left in the hands of a small body of specialists but should be made by everyone".

Internationale Situationniste 1958: the zero number. Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997