Sunday, August 12, 2012

"Never again!"

A strange thing just happened. I wrote a short post on Tino Sehgal's performance/installation at dOCUMENTA (13), then added an embedded youtube code of its documentation. Just before clicking on "Publish" I had a change of heart, based on Seghal's misgivings about the public availability of his work in documented form. Rather than delete the code I added a line about the artist's misgivings and another that said I have replaced the letters y-o-u-t-u-b-e with X's. I then clicked on "Publish" and what should come up but a porn site. I entered "websit" into Google and was once again directed to the porn site. Only after reaching my blog from an earlier post was I able to get inside and remove the altered youtube code. As Tom Hank's character once said to his friend "Wilson" in Castaway (2000), "Never again! Never again!"

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