1997 OCT 16
Art, ideas, and fun...
just about sums up the wonderful Web site art gallery of Reiner
Strasser, but not quite. There's more here for the discerning
visitor. Look closely and you will discover a unique and
imaginative thought process behind all this artist presents --
a line of thinking we might refer to as Net thinking.
"open your mind - open your heART"
I look at it as a way of thinking beyond the confines of self,
culture, language, convention. Like the Net itself, Net thinking
is global. As it applies to creativity and making new works of art,
it might mean we dispense with old notions of mine/yours --
the standard ways of doing things -- and we begin to open
ourselves to a global creativity. Reiner's work touches on these
ideas in some interesting ways.
One of the wackiest (and most interesting) ideas at this site is the
shareware art page (from the artist's own imPersonal site).
Try-before-you-buy-art is an unusual idea, to be
sure, but it might actually work here...
Reiner has posted a Web-standard JPEG image and invites visitors
to download it plus instructions for assembly. If you like the result
and wish to register the work, then for a nominal fee (per shareware
software) you will receive a limited edition sticker via postal mail
to complete the work -- the work is now numbered and signed by
the artist. Why not?
"Eine Million menschlicher Wesen sitzen in diesem Moment
rund um den Globus an einem Computer, sind mit (Kupfer-) Kabeln
(>>> Beuys) verbunden und damit eine verstreute Anhaeufung
von ungleichem Gleichem."
Also of note
(also in the artist's imPersonal site) are the paintings and many works
in word and image for the Web -- experimental, innovative works of
creativity for the eye and the mind...
As an art teacher,
Reiner works daily to open young minds to the wonder and adventure of
creative thinking. You can visit his Web site The Art.)Watchers
to experience for yourself this wonder and adventure, and some genuine
Net thinking. Art, ideas, fun, and more... enjoy.
Image clips and quoted texts from the Web site of the artist.
Used by permission.
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