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  1. [Baren 25438] Re:after 5 (FurryPressII #
  2. [Baren 25439] Re:after 5 ("Matt Laine")
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Message 1
From: FurryPressII #
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 00:37:26 EDT
Subject: [Baren 25438] Re:after 5
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This all started with a decision of an artist to do something that some would
disagree with. There was an example of this type of thing in a Chicago
gallery a number of years ago were an artist decided to put up a piece on the
manufacture of LSD in this exhibit was real LSD. The artist cried fool when the
police showed up. The gallery is no longer in existence. The idea was rather
dumb and illegal. He the artist is lucky he did not end up in jail.

The current thing appears to be about bio weapons or an implication of such
things. Sorry, but to me in this day and time such things are used to
kill people; Sarin gas was used in both Japan and Iraq as a means to kill. In
Japan it worked in Iraq it did not, Ricin poison was attempted to be used in
England. Recently anthrax was used as a terror weapon in America to kill.
And poison has been used in bombs in Israel. The following world wide examples
in my humble opinion would suggest that this is not the type of thing one
should do to try to prove a political point even in jest. And if I were a gov't
dealing with this sort of thing even a hoax can cause major problems.
Hoaxes have caused people to spend lots of money and even in some cases through
stress to cause people to have medical problems.
For this sort of thing a trial would not be out of order.

If an artist does something foolish it does not mean as an artist I have to
support the right to do it. To call it conceptual art is a bunch of hog wash.

i would have posted this on after 5 but i don't seem to be getting that

john center
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Message 2
From: "Matt Laine"
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 08:24:53 -0400
Subject: [Baren 25439] Re:after 5
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Bravo! Well put.