Sorry! – ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Posted: February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Dear Students,

I apologize for not offering better instruction today. It was my intention to slow things down, discuss matters of pressing practical concern to you, and proceed in a way which was agreeable and helpful to all. Unfortunately, that was not the result I achieved. Without getting into a discussion of Phillip Bimstein’s current course on Radical Quiet, and his exploration yesterday of the phenomenon of shame, let me simply say that I hope to get us all on track again very soon. Please be patient with me in the mean time.

Let’s go ahead with our resolution to work in small groups on Thursday. Groups can deliberate together while I am there in the room to offer consultation. Over the weekend I will make an exception to my usual practice and generate some succinct and intelligible notes on Fried’s intriguing and important essay. These I will present next Tuesday.

Until then, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns which you might have, no matter the subject. I will do my best to remains available to you. Best wishes!

Brian

p.s. Until our next meeting, perhaps some of you will benefit from reflecting on this very controversial and influential piece of music by John Cage, whom Michael Fried directly mentions in “Art & Objecthood”.

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