Today, in an act of blind cowardice, former contributors James Greene and Mark Creegan logged in and deleted years of content containing his name and the name of Valuistics. This act makes clear that when a few artists speak openly about art and its relationship with society, in an open and challenging way, those whose primary motivation is security will strike against the creative freedom that some cherish. These two contributors are members of academia and were consistently opposed to our search for underlying principles and accountability in the arts, and their conspiratorial actions evidence of a fear of being tied to our site, a site that is openly challenging the system within which they work.
For those of us who still believe that the arts require an openness and enthusiasm for rigorous exchange, we find these actions in conflict with a position of authority and power. One of the theses that drive our investigation is a belief that the university system, because of its ties to the American corporate culture, and the credit industry, nurtures mediocrity and conformity. Today’s act of concealment and destruction leads us to believe we are going in the right direction. I am very sorry that Mark felt that because he was a contributor to a local art blog and that because a few other members had differing opinions, that somehow he was in danger. That reflects more on his employer than it does on Globatron. For those of you out there who believe in what we are doing, have no fear, we are determined in our cause, because we believe what we are doing is liberating for those who rightly want to be protected to do their creative work. But we do not have to give up our rights of free expression just because we are artists. In fact, being an artist starts with this bottom line.
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