Walker Art Center

From: Gunalan Nadarajan <gunalan@lasallesia.edu.sg>
Date: Thu Mar 21, 2002 9:22pm
Subject: Re: on networks and museums

Dear Raqs and others,

I find the idea of the data object's immateriality and contextlessness a little problematic. The fact that something circulates within a network does not mean that it is free from context. It may simply mean that the contexts are shifting, as are the meanings associated with them. I see interesting parallels between the shifting contexts of the data object and Derrida's notion of difference.

As for Raqs' desire for "agile practices, mobile curators, and floating works, which construct complex matrices of belonging and claims on one another, none of which are based on the principles of mutual exclusivity" . . . I remain hopeful.