APRIL 17, 1969
PATRICIA NORVELL: Well, I'm not clear on how to start this interview because I'm not clear on what you've been doing.
SETH SIEGELAUB: Okay, well then I'll try to describe what I've been doing. [Pause] What
I'm about in a way is that I sort of make available to artists, in a certain sense, certain situations in which they can make their art—certain conditions. Ah, it seems that in a certain sense there are not many opportunities in these areas of a newer sensibility in art for people to show their work. There aren't many contexts in which they can show their work. For one, the work is getting much more public. The work is getting much more, ah, less specialized in the area of experience. What I have been doing specifically is doing exhibitions and organizing publications that make available to artists different types of environments—I won't use the word “environments”—different types of opportunities for which they can make their art.
I publish from time to time—not that I'm a publisher. I have up until recently been a dealer. I'm no longer interested in being a dealer. I'm specifically interested in a few men as opposed to other men but rather interested in the idea of creating, ah … of being a point through which a lot of information goes in and out of, in a way. In a sense, my function may be very much like that of any tradi-