Who would you prefer as your teacher????
After Stem van Helsinki banned me on arrival at an exhibition, he decided to send everybody he could find with some kind of connection to me an urgent message.
Here is the responce of Larkworthy Antfarm. (A friend? I fear yes!)
Could you please write to Saveme Oh if she could stop harassing me about her writings. It s enough that she harassing our opening and behave badly. I hope you my friend does not support this kind of harashing art. It is the same if you support tortuing other people.
Thank you, XXX (I have hidden this cartoon’s name to spare him further embarrassment).
Lark: What do I have to do with any of this? I did not attend your opening. In fact, I barely know who you are! Perhaps you are on my friend list by mistake? I find all the faux outrage at SaveMe Oh’s work ridiculous. She’s banned wherever she goes except by those who have even the tiniest sense of irony and humor.
XXX: I sent a message to all my friend who are friends/like saveme oh artistis page!
Lark: Anyone who does so risks being seen as petty and ridiculous by others. I am sorry to be so blunt but you have not been harassed by her. Instead you have joined in the mob attacking her. Most of her detractors are not real artists. They are cartoons who pretend to be artists. And very much control freaks who wish to dictate their interactions with others in SL.
XXX: Saveme oh start her SL career for teasing noobs in SL welcome area, then she find art and artist.
Lark: I don’t really care one way or another what a cartoon does in SL. Has she harmed you or anyone else in RL?
XXX: dont know! but SL harashing is enough.
Lark: It is easy to ban, ignore, block…derender.
XXX: Teasing anybody does not belong to my culture.
Lark: You accused her of blackmail, said you were reporting her to Lindens, demanded she apologize to people… why not just ban and ignore? She brings publicity is why.
XXX: yes I reported…its not my culture to be quiet.
Lark (Not in my culture to be quiet either): That makes you look a hell of a lot worse than it makes her look.
XXX: If all say no to harashing it stop.
Lark: I am an American. We don’t reward people for being informers.
XXX: …It’s intresting why people follow bad people…
Lark: I did not harass anyone. I have no idea what you mean by harassment.
XXX: bullying, teasing
Lark: I have placed persons on ban, ignore, block in SL. End of harassment.
XXX: …well I found my false discussion on her blog site…and every time we have opening she comes to there
Lark: Are you saying a cartoon character lied about another cartoon character and it harmed you?
XXX: SL is not game or cartoon character…disgusting to find my name on her blog…I wonder why people follow and like her FB site.
Lark: I didn’t think she said anything particularly insulting other than identifying the fact you were ratting her out to Linden labs.
XXX: interesting thing is why people follow bad…yes I make abuse but it does not help cause LL does not care.
Lark: It is because you are in the wrong. You have all the power and yet you want more.
XXX: sorry dont get you point…I write to you cause you follow saveme oh.
Lark: You can ban. Ignore, etc. But to you this is not enough. You are only happy if you can silence her entirely.
XXX: but why you follow her? Is it exciting to follow inner bad person?
Lark: This woman is an artist. Her persona is unique. Her talents unquestionable. She understands that SL art requires artists to let go of the old RL notions of docilely viewing and interacting with art.
XXX: well she is not artist at all…her art is empty…Savme oh art is empty paper…
Lark (uh dude, all SL art is pretend): warrgggarble…
XXX: I understand you like Anger art. And it is exciting to follow bad. She looks like a student who is lost…art is empty and no ideas at all…thats why she is angry to all. And she have inner bad.
Lark: They said that about most great artists of our era.
(this is when I am offered a link to a book called Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields:
“The savagery of the Nazi empire has been described in hundreds of books since the end of World War II. But never before have the roles of German women in the killing fields been revealed in such intimate detail. Based on extensive research in archives that had been closed for decades, Wendy Lower’s chilling account of female brutality provides a powerful and unavoidable look at the nature of evil, an unforgettable revision of our understanding of modern history.”
XXX: and I understand its exciting to you to follow her. Have you read this book? They all like inner bad too.
Lark: Da fuck??? Are you comparing a frivolous SL cartoon to Hitler?
XXX: And one person who is narcictic like saveme oh…get it…are you cartoon?
Lark: All artists are narcissistic. That is their nature. In RL, I am nobody. In SL, I am a cartoon. Even less than nobody.
XXX: I teach artist in University…narcism have nothing to do with art…I have write a lot of articles about it…and some Angry Art articles…I understand why you follow bad, but read the book.
Lark: I also teach at a college. I disagree with you. I believe it is the responsible reaction for artists to be angry at the stale and tired…
XXX: Well American way is different than European…we have a long history of art and art making here…
Lark (Wait whut? Oh I see. I am just an ignorant upstart Yank and I have now been put in my place by someone from Finland, where they have REAL world class art if you have a taste for Leningrad Cowboys or Laplanders playing tunes on musical frozen reindeer poop. Yes when I think center of art and culture, I always think of the trolls living under bridges in Helsinki.):
I live in the most evil of times in a country with a military-industrial complex that seems hellbent on destroying the world. The corporatists steal the crumbs from the mouths of the poor at every turn. Evil surrounds me. And you believe anything SaveMe does with a few wild colored prims on my computer screen should upset me? Jesus Christ on a broomstick!!
XXX: Well some person are sick and have inner badness and some like to follow them…I understand you…read the book…They dont know why they follow…now, Have a nice day!
Lark: OMG, the evil banality of “Have a Nice Day.” What the Nazis said when they handed their victims bars of soap on the way to the showers…
Hope XXX won’t find out who participated in this SaveMe Oh movie. Is that movie art btw?