After experiencing tokyo art camp 2004 ar some questions to be discussed, I think
Main question is what is art for, and this would make clear what is art. let`s cross the thin red line. In my opinion, art is something more than a genuine idea, or making something whichs is interesting using the latest technologies.
What about the not-known-something-going-on of Art. Was 'the auriga' a sculpture made by the lastes technolgies?. Was a genuine idea?. Or something else. Was the correct and genuine use of latest techs which made it, or was the missusing of those technologies. How can you explain the marvel of 'the auriga'?
Art is something between. I think that the vehicle of art is the feeling. But is somethin between in a bigger meaning. Is something between because in it happens the conection which makes everything clear in the darkness. Is endless in meaning, but completely meaningfull. This is the magic of the art, I think.
Art is just comunication? So everything is art. Structuralism says that eveything is comunciatuion, bacause everything is swiching on and swiching off. Art is just an opinion, so on television you can find many artist on suit, giving opinions all the time, about any subject. Is clear that art has something of opinion and subjetivity, but the sense of this opinion is universal, and as a result edless and meaningfull (again). That's why i say that art is about God (meaning The-All), only The-All can be objetctive, 'cause evey other thing would be just a point of view of this Totalily (All).
When I see many media art works, I see that they finish on itselves. The meaning is an opinion. It is such a clear opinion that is completely dark in the end. In those art works (for giving them a name) there is not more than what you see, there is not any briging-to-light-from-not-being.
An this briging-to-light-from-not-being is, in my opinion, artist's task. Just to make habitable our world, trying to make sense of our everyday life conncting ourselvels with The-All.
Samuel Gonzalez Gallastegui