Jean-net’s revenge - body unstable,
perfection’s aim convoluted, genetics push and pull, form changes,
she net’s the universe. If you could, what shape would you take? Would
it be constant and what would the change mean for you?
>I wish there was somewhere to leave this olive stonelike to posterity
you mean? - m
>I would take a ghost-like shape, if there is such a thing! I would
like to be able to see all and yet not be seen (unless I chose otherwise).
I could then have knowledge of everything, but then there would be no
point in being, afterall, the point of being is to gain knowledge - isn’t
it?so there’d be no point in there being an all knowing god if there
was an all knowing god that is?
It’s a bit like if there was eternity and some kind of survival
after death then it;d have to be something we’ve never known or
imagined, somhow without a knowing/not knowing, without goals of any kind
else it’d become intolerable - Pat
>The sea. Without
doubt. The sea, all and nothing at the same time.
>Conchaperhaps that’s the way to live an eternity - Pat
‘an eternity’, why do you envisage parallel eternities Pat
>i would change into a sparrow - small, hard-working and social.well,
I wouldn’t like to be without them - m
>A ladder capable of bending.>Multi-functional - useful in certain
situations - a means of escape
Now, what’s the betting that’s exactly what you’re like
Aren’t we all = mav
>I would take the form of a Moebius Strip. >Having only one side
would save on clothes expenses. >It there a 3D version of the moebius
strip? >(I remember something about a Klein bottle?….)where would
your innards go, how would you know which was which or what side you got
out of the bed that morning? - Bi
Like the universe being a turned inside out tennis ball, is the ball cut
first? - mav
>I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ALL PEOPLE OF ALL NATIONS TO UNITE
as a shape, all stuck together, it could take an age when we want to have
a pee - m
>The shape of a butterfly, flying and changing all the time. Hassia
Yerushalmiwell I suppose they do and change everything else too, we all
do. - Bi
Nah, it’s to change, wing shape, iridescent colour I think and balance
a mixture of every kindo of dog we’ve ever labeled, eh? m
>I would become as calm as an Octagon - Pac Manbut what if a crowd
got inside and created a stir Octagon - Bi
>Pentagon, you can’t tile a surface just with pentagons. With
hexagons and pentagons, however, you can tile a sphere. Daveso you’re
social, not wanting to be pentagon, hexagon and the sphere yourself but
share the functions? Pat
I'd be the edge
Aren't we all sometimes
>If I was spherical,
I could roll to work, bounce along the song words, joggle in the lottery
ball-pool. >Yours, Hi-res
What if the computer (knowing the playful fickleness of computers) never
chose you and each week, in the ball-pool party held late every Saturday
carrying on to early Sunday mornings, you had to listen to the boasts
of balls who'd fell down the tube on many occasions, even having a record
of their selections kept by the BBC - what fame some balls do have
>I would become
someone unknowingly, to taste what they feel when back in in my form.
What it would be to know someone intimately. >Reginald
Would you tasting, savouring what you felt, when you were someone else
unknowingly, know then yourself intimately?
You want to be the keyboard when it writes its own thing, I've met a few
of those but haven't found a translator, yet
Mavah, to be or not to bee?
what choice does a bee have?
Do we care if be wants to be, perhaps being would like a holiday, even
if only a day out with a packed lunch or a hot dinner prepared by
Mava stone boat from a zen garden
My garden's not zen only promiscuous, a stone boat could be the balance
This is predictable !
shaping up to the predictable,
perhaps you like this is security or
>a magic carpet
flying between night and day
and the time when, do you remember, one didn't become the other. We thought
it an eternity flying the gap between the two, those were the endless
>no constant shape>can
fit anywhere>universal genetic mess>strange mishap
love messes, mishaps, oooh and Miss Shapes in particular
>the shape of a
web, strong and flexibleand can be set up almost anywhere and easy to
change location, great
Not if your a fly
>Get a proper day job!>Tony Pieretti, Computer Programmer.What would
the job be? Don’t you regard being a computer programmer as a proper
job? Perhaps an improper night job
>I prefer the shape I am - at least I am familiar with it and understand
it. >RTDo you think it’s so constant then? I tend to agree more
with Davey Boy
>Let my form make
the changes - let my changes make my form. >Davey Boy.
>Peter Thomson, Councillor in Newcastle just visiting your site at
the Laing on opening night. I run an Arts Studio in South Shields which
supports people living with mental and emotional distress, as well as
>I like what \i have seen but it is very busy . So I will get back
to you with some more feelings.Hi Peter, hope you do sometime, I’d
like to know more about what you do at the Arts Studio? What kind of space
is it - hope wheelchair users in a similar situation have access to support
and facilities? It’s often impossible for people with a physical
condition and a psychological one to join in with any support systems.
Upstairs spaces always seem to be more plentiful, we had a local Mind
organisation, the building it used was divided into its shop downstairs
and all the activities, including counselling took place in the upper
stories. There were no lifts. This says something more to and about Disabled
people, than just being a dammed nusiance for us
>The changes would bring change, but for the better or the worse. >Q.both
I expect, though how we make the judgment is sometime difficult and changes
>Skippy the Bush Kangaroo says “Bollocks”Lilly Savage said
you’re a bit downcast Skippy, still nothing wrong with bitter and
twisted better than boringly sweet and straight
a shape, don't think I'd like it - Mav
>Keh?>M.>eh?possibly - Mav
>One can lose sight of reality in the net - AlanSo many realities,
can't keep sight of them all - Mav
>Time must hang heavy>Monofilamentbut what has been is past forgetting
>a waterfall constantly moving but always there. brianrestfull, irritating,
dynamic or all three? mav
>f all this is complete incomprehensible rubbish bring back true art
and stop laughing
all the way to the bank you posturing talentless poseur . dont think we
dont see through
your little game signed leonardo da vinci Don't bring your tantrums here
just because Brain Sewell criticised your work. You able-males must take
your alien culture, limited judgment and fight it out between yourselves
MavIt's yet another forgery, can you imagine talking in such terms, 'true
art' indeed, p-l-e-a-s-e Though being a queen might be something I have
familiarity with, I wouldn't be heard dead or alive using the royal 'we'
LenI would choose the shape I am. The change I desire is change in other
people’s bodies. - Dafydd.What to? Mav
>Peter Thomson trying to respond again. The Arts Studio in S.Shields
is not accessible I’m afraid. Its the Old Synagogue, lovely building
but,It sounds interesting, I'd like to see it or I suppose I'd like to
>The rear would
be where access adaptations would be easiest but...The basement is rented
by Womens’ Health In South Tyneside not by the Arts Studio. Couldn't
there be some sharing, compromise - surely Women's Health is about pschological,
emotional support too
>So typical range
of excuses ie we would love to be wheelchair accessible but... well sod
it my staff and I have taken wage cuts this autumn to keep the project
open and there just is not the 9,000 needed to get chair lifts etc. Yes
it is tough though more so for us who face exclusion all round, still
it's good to have an awareness and to push the needs of all people for
this kind of resource (The 'Mind' organisation I mentioned started with
meetigs in an accessible building but abandoned these when it got it's
>Anyhow I love
the paintings a lot though I am not so sure about the creative writing
course and the Gallery is closing so I have to go again.Tell me more about
the creativity, if you come in again
>I am happy with
my shape as it is. Sometimes it is the shape of the person nside that
does not fit. What shape is honesty and being true to yourself? Best Wishes,
Mike.I think it's often changeable Mike but we so like the security of
things staying the same, both with our bodies and our personalities
I WILL Mr ?
>dark is not the opposite of light >it is the absence of lightlight's
the absence of some dark
MfI would like to be a triangle because if anyone tries to sit on me they'll
By Barry Stephens 10R.that's true unless you were a soft triangle, a drawing
or a jelly triangle. Suppose you thought you were hard so didn't move
out of the way but you find you're a written triangle just as they squash
>fish annnow I know ruth ann from northern exposure
I'll tell ann who's just ann but she'll like fish ann
A cat, cat's can't
type and so dont have to work in offices
Class.Perhaps they can but are clever enough not to
>Spiral Jennie a spiral Jennie, nicer than the history lesson spinning
jenny, would it have worked has well though
>Just testing.>The Mirror.and did it reflect anything?
>fOR THE BODY TO BE UNSTABLE, ONE MUST ASSUME THAT THERE IS A PHYSICAL
BODY. I.E. LIMITATIONS. I WOULD PREFERE TO HAVE NO PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS.>JAEI'd
like no political ones Jae
>hello, mav, mf or anyone, im mic d.hello mic d.
>Stuart AGAIN! I would like to be a small triangle so at school I could
live in the shape drawer.Hi Stuart Again, what shape's the drawer or does
it change too?
mer man , constant
whilst in an aquatic nvironment.chance to live in a diffferent but known
support medium.isounds good to me
It is good
>big and round with a cherry on top>signed Alec Fosteryou might
be eaten though
>Liquid>snakeNow that's more my line
>a perfect circle
of green. this would be variable, and have a variable What? What? A variable
what? Don't go tell us
>Hello, my name is Christopher. I am 10. I would be a hexagon because
I could fit on to other hexagons and we would feel safe.Would you live
in an hexagon world Christopher or just be free floating in space?
Hope you wouldn't mind mixing with a few tetragons, octagons, heptagons
and triangles, particularly triangles as they'd be kind of like your cousins
>I would be cow-shaped,
big and proud, or maybe cows are not naturally that shape, but genetically
engineered to be unweildy. I would be mad-cow shaped- wiry, deliberately
withholding my milk,
jumping over the moon!
yours,>Hi-Resand a/m would find where to get a pair of stretchy friesan-pattern
leggings from a friend of a friend
and with her walk whilst wearing them, would empty the supermarkets
about milk, avoid the ai or bull or keep it for the calves,
whatever, I know we'd never be the advert cows singing joyously about
giving away our calves milk
for butter whilst our young are taken away from us - how they demean the
cow and reveal themselves
Where are the cow sanctuaries and protests against the cull?
Why do other animals matter more with donkey sanctuaries and
protests against the culling of seals?
Is it because we think of them as product not animal?
>I would like to
take the shape of a tape.>Signed: Arthur.You could have your life history
on tape then Arthur
>I WOULD CHANGE
TO RELAXION AS I NEVER HAVE TIME TO DO ANY.
>shape would be changing all the time reflecting my moods and feelings
of the moment which are mixed and confused how would you help me be more
stable?>tunivielperhaps I wouldn't, perhaps I'd let you do that for
yourself by listening/reading your explorations of yourself and ask if
you wanted to explore further
>i would be a worm,
channelled like those of all times>diamondthought it was worn channel
and wondered do these time worms leave a cast?
>The shape of a starfish, then falling down the stairs would be like
doing a very impressive cartwheel -
>Derek:)would you still be intact at the bottom though or wouldn't
it matter in he glory of the cartwheel?
>i would take the shape of a whippet.I'd like the shape of the curve
and a set of 10 whippets
>The shape I would take would have to be a fluid, where shape is in
a constant flux.>This would physically reflect the many mental attitudes
we all have. >It would be an ideal flexible form.>firstname.lastname@example.org
it have been better if we all did change shape reflecting psychological/emotional
THIS IS THE SHITEST
COMPUTER THAT I HAVE EVER BEEN IN IN ALL OF MY SHITE COMPUTER LIFE.get
out of it then. How did you get in there in the first place - you're supposed
to use computers not get trapped in them silly thing?
>Sometimes a different shape, like the old welsh skin changer (my patron
saint) sometimes this shape, the change would mean projecting my imagination
,like making art, with words or images, but with my shape.like a dancer
or something else?
me today, I'm a Dragon!" stephen
> email@example.com like dragons
>If I was as free as a bird>I'd be as high as a Kite.I'd be flight
>I would take the
shape of a mole
># fgjjskin mole, animal mole, spy mole?
>Self depreciating RhombusKinds of flat fish including trout, I get
we like the idea of everyone in a self depreciating mood, displaying this
by changing into a flat fish - If moods altered our shape, dishonesty
of feeling would be more dificult
>circle beacause i could get around quicker
> bobaround to what, bob?
>....jellied eels lav a dack
> ronnie 'n' reggie 'n' babsYou'd all be numerous eels or all exist
as the one jellied eel - soon to be eaten?
>Sometimes a different shape, like the old welsh skin changer (my patron
saint) sometimes this>
>with my shape.>
>like a dancer or something else?>
>Mav>Maybe a dancer, "He who does not dance, does not know"
(St Mary's Gospel).>But I think I meant more adopting a diferent shape
utterly, >like the shape of another animal, or even of another person."the
change would mean projecting my imagination ,like making art, with words
or images, but with my shape."I was interested in this part of your
message - I'd like to do a piece of work involving movement, not taking
the usual movements of dance, traditional or contemporary but some other
ideas I have and I thought "projecting my imagination ,like making
art," was stimulating as it seemed to suggest freedom from too tight
a definition of shape
>the future is out there waiting to be created.
>join us in utopia!
>www.awn.com/animhasee reply on Mf's first response page
Hopefully, by the
year 2000, I will be sooooo rotund and dead fat. Secretly thats what all
Donna aged 8 and a halfGlad you know what you want to be and how to achieve
it, Donna. I don't think that's secretly or otherwise what all women want
but it interests me that you think you can know something so impossible
to know. How did you come to that conclusion?
>to mavo>i dont know who u r but give me info now about being an
artist or i’ll kill you dead
>from holly age 8Why are you that desperate Holly and what do you want
to know about being an artist?
>I'd be a wave, ever moving in the flux of the universe>- Gen Jaynot
just water but sound etc. you mean a kind of wave ideal?
>Me and my sister
Hannah got rats for Christmas.
Should we make them into ratatouille? - Izzy are they dead or living rats?
>The exterior qualities of the human shape aren't relevant to our true
beings.If you became formed somewhat differently from that conventionally
accepted you'd find it was quite relevant to your life, to the person
you become. I don't accept the notion of 'true being', some essential
self not affected by the circumstances of ones life. I don't think I'd
wish it that way either, I'd just like us to acknowledge the forces which
affect our lives and see if we can change the forms our attitudes take
>I'd be Kirsty, cos she's lovely.
>SIMMA. >firstname.lastname@example.orgI wonder is she there as you
write this - does she know if not?
How would you feel about her if you were her though?
>When I'm dead and burried and a tree is planted above me I'll start
to decompose and will finally be part of the dance of the universe which
I will then understand.>Dillanand anyway Dillan, would it be so terrible
not to, then
>I should become a painting of a stiff victorian horse. The more so
as to gallup away from the Laing leaving valuable hanging space for more
modern stuff.I'd like to see you, so perhaps you'd tour Britain with elements,
turned to movement, from other paintings?
>Space is strange, isn’t it? I feel connected to the earth and
so to be able to see it all at once while seeing no umbilical cord binding
me to her - like looking at god. >I was walking to college this morning
while listening to a tape a fiend did for me - it started off slowly and
picked up until I percihow I'd like someone to continue that story, not
necessarily coming to a onclusion, just seeing where it might lead
>...>Thanks for introducing these thoughts to us. >Take Care,>Kate
M and Sam B (4th year Medics)I wondered what your thoughts might be on
the other trail questions?
>WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO BE AN ETHER? OR IS THE PHYSICAL NECESSARY
TO CONCIOUSNESS? DORISmmm, very interesting question - part of me must
believe the physical necessary yet other mes don't want to
>A CONSTANTLY VIABLE SEXUAL CHAMELEON CAPABLE OF INSTIGATING A VARIETY
OF SENSOUS SCENARIOUS INVOLVING BOTH PAIN AND PLEASURE AND ALL POSSIBLE
GENDERSthe problem is when you're the only such chameleon around
>A liquid which could mold itself into any form it wanted. Mas Drawand
stay that shape until you decided to change it rather than the container
of you the liquid changing?
>It would be nice
not to be confined to one shape, the sort of freedom one has with prose.
I write fiction and that’s the main way I make art, but music and
images matter too, and shape.
> Stephen Allcroft email@example.comWhat kind of fiction,
I write but fragments as I'm also phobic about writing
>I would like to be a perfectly round shape and bounce and roll and
move effortlessly around. I would be made a soft rubber that changed colour
in different lights. I would be.you had me entranced until the last sentence
as I find thought of 'perfect and beautiful' difficult to place
>fat and round becuse i coud scwoush peopleyes I can just hear that
>I WOULD BE A PHYSICAL THOUGHTjust one thought or would you change?
>GOOD AFTERNOON TO YOU FROM C AND HER MAN WAYNE (SHE WANTS TO REMAIN
ANONYMOUS). THERE IS A SILLY OLD MAN OPPOSITE WHO THINKS WHAT YOU SAY
IS “GOBBLEDEGOOK”. THAT APART,THE SHAPE THAT C WANTS IS OF
RUBBERWOMAN, WHO COULD PROGRAM HER VIDEO AND TICKLE ME WITHOUT MOVING
FROM THE COMFORT OF HER/MY SOFA. ME? ....A DANCER OR A GYMNAST,WHO WOULD
HAVE POWER, GRACE AND STRENGTH. IS THAT PART OF THE CULT OF THE BODY BEAUTIFUL?Hello
C & Wayne
“GOBBLEDEGOOK”, good, I've always wanted a second language.
The problem with the idea of body beautiful is it's so limiting - I watched
some programs on choreography recently and thought just because arms,
legs, body can be extended in such ways it doesn't mean need to constantly
extend them so or throw the body about to the capacity of it's strength
- it seemed so restricted in it's abandonment
>cleo would like to be a dancing star
>juliaWhat kind of dance?
It'd be interesting to choreograph a few stars
>SPHERICAL>BALLSwhy not triangular ones?
>Fluid. They are unbreakable and incapable of violence.
Love Rebis xxxthey drown creatures
>If body = shape, then we might try and remember that there is little
we can do with our shape that is unique...the body is just a shell, if
you like (excuse the hippy-shit!).I don't see it needs any excusing -
I quite like the thoughts expressed so..
Mav>Lets look at the inside more. The soul/spirit/whathaveyou is what
we are; we hitch a lift in our bodies.
>water, no nets would catch me but what about buckets and dams?
>Eh?yep, I'd be
that shape too
>This image reminds me of the 'kick galvanic', the serpent-woman who
endangered man. Part of the Possession mystery. >KTthat's interesting
except man endangers himself
>This is a test
>WarrenHi Warren. go on then I'm ready test me - I'll fail but I'm
>Fearsomely visionary fissionary missionary positionary.
Yes, that would be the shape,yes it would be constant
and it would mean an awful lot to me.You wouldn't find it tedious? I mean
having all those visions and fissions, doing those missions and taking
those positions might get a bit tiring in their repetitiveness
>I would like to be a 365 sided shape.Then I would have a side for
each day of the year.On a leap year I would lay flat!Thanks, now I know
why leap years are so difficult, I never know which facet of my personality
to be on the 29th
>would be an appleWhat
would you be when I've eaten you?
>PANTHER would that be just the shape or the personality, the entire
entity - do they match?
>Thu Jan 23 15:56:31 1997 >I WOULD BE A QUESTION MARK.>Thu Jan
23 15:56:33 1997 >I WOULD BE A QUESTION MARK.>Thu Jan 23 15:56:34
1997 >I WOULD BE A QUESTION MARK.3 question marks, denoting 3 questions?
Might have been better than 3 wishes
>a bird because i could watch football matches at stjames parkbut would
you want to then - all that hovering or would you fly wherever the ball
went causing distraction to the players?
but how long would you last?
would you move?
>a kangeroo shape
is the shape for me.it would not be constant
> emily hajek
is a kangaroo, is any creature?
a home of your own?
>THE OSMOSIS WAS JUST BRILLIANT IT FELT LIKE I WAS...
>COULD YOU TELL ME HOW IT IS DONE PLEASE
>MARK FALCUSI don't know, Mark but let me know when you find out
> amorphic and
green, like snot.
>jpit isn't always jp
>i like your paintingsThanks - do you paint, what would you like to
>HELLO I WOULD BE A DOG WITH 567 EYES AND 4567 9 ARMSso you'd be pretty
large and not know what to look at first? What would you do when your
arms were full or if you knocked the funny bone in one and it started
all the others off?
>There are no constants in an ever unfolding pattern. Your shape is
irrelevant. Technocrats will rule but the shape of us all will be dictated
by our eternal creator the supreme microsofthave a little faith
>A SQUARE - QUADROPHONIC
PERSONALITY, AND NOT BECAUSE I'M REALLY BORING....HONEST!!I think to be
really boring, triumphantly boring not just mediocre boring would require
a lot of skill but I'll believe you if you're not that skillful
>I WOULD BE A PURE ENERGY WAVE STOPPING ONLY TO FEED THE WILDEBEAST>HELP
ME I AM DYING INSIDE BUT NO ONE CAN SEE IT. I KNOW WE ALL DIE BUT I AM
CONCIOUS OF MY OWN FRAGILE SANITY>YOURS
>EDNA BURRIDGE 58 AND THREE QUARTERSHello Edna - no one can see how
you feel, what is happening to you, you say, find someone you trust, tell
them, don't expect them to be psychic and know without your saying. When
there's no one to tell, you can do what you've done with this, that is
write/communicate to someone you don't know - sometimes telling a stranger,
more than one stranger even, can begin to sort out what you think, what
you want to do. Find a safe situation when looking for a stranger.
I'm intrigued by the three quarters when you write your age - why is this
important to you?
Listen to your own wildebeest
if that can be a shapeThe invisible man when touched, had shape
>an inverse of a sphere>the hollows of the webnot the tennis-ball-turned-inside-out-explanation-of-the-universe
nor hollow tubes of web magnified but the gentle undulations bought to
our screens by BBC2 Open University and moving graphical representations
of a sound, our breathing, the history of the spread of populations,?
>What football team do you support? I support Newcastle United!!!
>Samuel Waller (10 yrs)
>Alan.Waller@ncl.ac.ukNone but my father supported Port Vale in preference
to Stoke City all his life. Does that kind of loyalty still exist amongst
supporters or is it all now dependent on how well a club advertises itself
as a desirable style-icon?
Someone asked on Ch4 Over the Moon are footballers proffessionals or just
very well paid
>what's going on??? i don't understand??? what did you paint??? and
was it good ???serious problem
> mate!!!why is it a serious problem and who for?
>titsgreen or blue - we've more of the green birds in our garden, less
since the neighbour's cat, even the magpies didn't makes it's difference
>STRAIGHT AND TRUE, NO LONGER BENT AND TWISTED BY THE PAIN OF BEING
ME EADbut how tedious is straight, so straight-forward no unexpectedness
of twist, no discovery of bend, no shock yes, but no suprise too, how
> I WOULD (AND DO ON A REGULAR BASIS)ASSUME THE SHAPE OF THE OPPOSITE
SEX AND ALSO THE SHAPES OF ALL THE PEOPLE I HAVE EVER SEEN OR MET.I DO
THIS NOT AS A PRODUCT OF INSANITY,NIETHER AM I A HOMOSEXUAL RATHER SOMEONE
WHO IS DESPERATE TO GET THEMSELVES NOTICED . I WOULD BE A HUMAN,I WOULD
BE A DEVIL,I WOULD BE BOTH AND FEEL BETTER FOR IT... >S.BARBER PAINTER
AND EXPLORERand what shape is you - perhaps a territory worthy of exploration
then to image, S. Barber?
>I would be the
shape of a mouse- did you know they could fit through a hole the size
of a 5p piece? Maybe we should sent mice down ISDN or telephone lines
with little messages tied around their necks- would save on BT bills.
>Hi-Resbut if they’d been made luminous like those in research
on mice in Japan, they’d cause flickers on the telephone wires and
we’d all panic - pity they can’t get there own back
Didn’t know about 5p piece makes blocking up holes in house a bit
with it don't struggle- waking suprised but filled with awe, experiment
move a leg or two or six, blink no eyelids, vision excitement- NO FEAR.quite
like this, a different life (but you would mav)
suppose problem’s vunerability if accidentally or otherwise turned
on ones back
blob would be fun.dtbut is fun everything?