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[ED] side note to velocity | 2 comments
[new] gaining and providing attention (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#2)
by JenniferNigg on Tue Feb 10th, 2004 at 10:35:12 AM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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An answer might be included in your story (may I assure the cinematic-authorisation?) or else: in the difference of your story. Imagine Linz and the same place, a waitress that monologises about the interesting books people are often reading there, silent and avoiding the glance of the waitress. Actually this is not exceptional, at least for a city (like Vienna). Everybody needs a little bit of attention of others to make sure, one exists. But somehow this basic need got out of hand and everybody claims a huge amount of attention- which we also learned to ignore.... I oversimplify. A difference of writing on the Internet and reading on it is the appearance of oneself. Writing automatically draws attention on the words and thoughts, reading provides attention but it does not get through to the writer (but perhaps to the chief/director, who cautions you because of reading in the Internet). I know some art journalists who lost their euphoria about writing and art because one does hardly get any feedback and finally it feels like writing for the black hole. It is hard to stay idealistic and consider attention as an instrument to keep in touch with the world, when the world seems to ignore your work on it. In the end it seems to be a question of what you think you can extract from both, gaining and providing attention. And the frame defines your possible limits.

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