“The allegories of bourgeois culture do not find their truth content in an image of redeemed life, but, conversely, in an image of catastrophe. “Progress as catastrophe,” [in Benjamin’s language] therefore, is the sign under which the ruins of bourgeois civilization present themselves for decipherment to the splenic gaze of the allegorist, ‘The idea ofContinue reading “The Splenic Gaze”
This cognitive map serves as a means of gathering together materiality, technique and theory that may pertain to my artistic endeavors. The content revolves around employed artistic materials, mythological and philsophical interests, etc., that may provide an assembly of references to my artwork, texts and ramblings. No doubt this map will be altered over theContinue reading “Cognitive Map”
Whenever a new technology emerges there also emerges simultaneously the consequences of its accident. The accident is inherent to every technology. It seems that because of globalization, which is the satellization of the City into an orbital function, we have now laid the grounds for global accidents. (Virllio). We are no longer in aContinue reading “Accidents on a Planetary Scale”
“In relation to the history of organic life of earth,” writes a modern biologist, “the paltry fifty millennia of homo sapiens constitutes something like two seconds at the close of a twenty-four hour day. On this scale, the history of civilized mankind would fill one-fifth of the last second of the last hour.” The present,Continue reading “Imagine Scales That Exceed You”
catastrophe (n.) 1530s, “reversal of what is expected” (especially a fatal turning point in a drama), from Latin catastropha, from Greek katastrophe “an overturning; a sudden end,” from katastrephein “to overturn, turn down, trample on; to come to an end,” from kata “down” (see cata-) + strephein “turn” (see strophe). Extension to “sudden disaster” isContinue reading “The Return of Νέμεσις: Catastrophism in the Anthropocene”
We live upon ruins. History is the progressive accumulation of ruin upon ruin. In the end, capitalism – that abstract monstrosity of a totality – would’ve been a machine for the production of ruins. If I was to choose among the artworld elite, upon the transnational roll call of celebrity artists, then one of myContinue reading “Grass Will Grow Over Your Cities”
Anthropocene is too anthropocentric – it suffices, of course, since by the very designation we are declaring anthropos as geological agent. But just as earth itself is an active agent (we humans aren’t just the only actors on a global scale), equally there is a lot of action in outer space. Anthropocene may be tooContinue reading “Anthropocene(tric)”
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