In its language and ambiguity, Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” represents radical theater, but a good performance of this profound play should have the audience laughing, and comic actors have been its best interpreters. That a piece is shocking or radical does not in itself make it good.Composers can easily be gratuitously shocking or self-consciously radical.Stravinsky’s “Rite” is not just shocking but also ingenious, audacious and original.Yet other important composers of that era were writing music that was more radical.And why no mention of “Innocence of Muslims,” the anti-Islam video that went viral last week, touching off violent riots across the Muslim world?As Artfan put it succinctly, “Who needs art to shock us when every day the headlines do their job just fine?Closer to home the news that Andres Serrano’s infamous 1987 photograph “Piss Christ” would be exhibited again in New York had some Christians calling on President Obama to denounce the photo as strongly as he denounced the video.(On the show’s opening day William Donohue, the president of the Catholic League and a veteran of the fight over “Sensation,” released his own video showing a bobblehead Obama doll submerged in feces-colored water, declaring, “The cultural and political elite are basically secularist; they don’t believe in God.
Our servers are DDOS protected with means, when other sites get massive network attacks aimed at their sites they have downtime. Our website has webcam access free to use for anything that is using our software. We are building a customized chat forum only for our websites.Many of the readers and writers for The New York Times who participated in this project agreed that shock is all about context.And this discussion began in the midst of a wholly unanticipated context: the outcry over “Innocence of Muslims,” the anti-Islam video that sparked violent riots across the Muslim world.We are now building a new script that will allow users to build their own chat rooms.