TALKININKAI / CONTRIBUTORS
|ON TRADING OF TECHNICAL TERMINOLOGY AS A COMODITY|
|Written by Ford S. Ford|
...Also I started pondering about various possibilities to extend the art strike to the past. To achieve this, I would like to propose that we make a scientific project, which determines a point in the past which we find adequate when the art strike should begin. I think we should use a number of different disciplines, from art history, sociology, statistics and climate and migration studies, including comparative literature, oceanographical and meteorological analysis of the ozone layer and the world's oceans to determine the crucial point in time in the past, when we declare the strike started. We could publish on this occasion a newsletter located in the past, which discusses various art related events as well as socio-political developments. A corresponding newsletter could be then located in the future where we evaluate the effects of the strike on international production and presentation of art. A central focus will be to analyze use and dissemination of words such as "culture" and "creativity", as well as reassessing concept such as "critical" and "political" in the respective contexts of their appearance and usages - thus identifying tendencies and currents by means of flow-charts and diagrams as they are used by economists, stock trade strategists and in statistic surveys - disclosing derivation of these notions, their first-time usage, when and where they emerge and where they massively appear.