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1998

Hi Rodney,

Just a note to let you know that I have just been accepted into R2001.

Thank you very much for pointing it out to me, I really like their brief. I

have been experiencing a resistance to digital art from the "traditional"

art world here in the UK. I am in correspondance with other british

computer artists, and they are finding the same thing is happening to them.

R2001 is just the thing to put a firecracker up their arses! It is really

frustrating, I never had any trouble getting my work exhibited when it was

on paper or canvas, but the same institutions that loved my work then are

not interested now, They simply can't see that the "Art" has not changed,

simply that I am using different brushes. What really gets on my tits is

that in the "Big league" in London, conceptual art is all the rage, as is

site-specific art which is even more intransient than digital art. But I'm

sure that you have heard all this before, as yo uhave been in the digital

business far longer than me. I'm just so glad that the web is global, and

we can have these conversations with consumate ease, it gives me so much

more conviction to know that I am in good company.

I have a collection of new work for the exhibition, I ought to do more,

but we have builders in the house which does not exactly make for a good

working environment. To add insult to injury its pouring with rain and

cold! I'll wager you are enjoying better weather.

Have a great weekend, I shall as Formula1 starts this weekend in Australia

- one of my concessions to bad taste!!!

Take care

Jon