Body Theology

“It is something of a modern habit of thought (strange to say) to conceive of the soul — whether we believe in the soul or not — as a kind of magical essence or ethereal intelligence indwelling a body like a ghost in a machine. That is to say, we tend to imagine the relationContinue reading “Body Theology”

Passages on the Violence of Metaphysics

  Passage I: Anthropophagy / a micro physics of power / instinctual atomism / materialism generalizing models of combination and exchange / a naturalization of the arbitrary, the aleatory and the contingent  / all is differential, textual, oppositional, decentred / “life” is essentially appropriation, injury, overpowering, and narrated so that ontic difference is by necessityContinue reading “Passages on the Violence of Metaphysics”

Prior Givenness of the Light

Aesthetics: The continuum of difference is not, as Nietzsche’s taste (postmodernism) has it, a sublime of sheer agon – a chaosmos of force, power, expansion, suppression, ascent or acquisition. Rather, overturning the anthropophagy of Dionysus and therefore also the ontology of violence, one may rejects the aesthetics of power in the idea that ontic differenceContinue reading “Prior Givenness of the Light”

The Anarchic Prodigality of Love

The World is a Catastrophe Moloch, Moloch everywhere. Ginsberg, you prophet in the wilderness. Ginsberg, who would also say, This is the one and the only firmament; therefore it is the absolute world. There is no other world. The circle is complete. I am living in Eternity. The ways of this world are the waysContinue reading “The Anarchic Prodigality of Love”

The Flesh

I’ve been contemplating lately the idea of the ‘Flesh’ as a tendency of material that is mineralizing, bio-ing, crystallizing, depositioning (geologic) impressions: the Flesh as the tulmult materialization of nature. An art of the Flesh is a liturgy of becoming-matter. This idea of the Flesh is opposed to “vacuous actuality” (Whitehead) and may be calledContinue reading “The Flesh”

Shattering the Image

“Deyr fé, deyja frændur, deyr sjálfur ið sama; en orðstír deyr aldregi hveim er sér góðan getur.” – Hávamál Death is like love, it often comes when you least expect it. Early this morning, my brother-in-law’s father passed away. I am immediately reminded of the poem from the Icelandic sagas, “Cattle die, kindred die, EveryContinue reading “Shattering the Image”

Is the Body Obsolete? (On the Body, Woman & Nature)

The following is connected to my previous post Wither the Eye of the Flesh?, moving from the issue of disembodiment in metaphysics into the technological transhumanism and machine-culture, grafting each upon the other to explore nihilism’s apparent dispossession and displacement of the body. Specifically, in the case of the present post, it is the bodyContinue reading “Is the Body Obsolete? (On the Body, Woman & Nature)”

Crackling of Non-Objectivity

Earth is Not Cast Down. The truth of Black Square is in the cracking of its surface. The field as ironized presentation as a pristine surface, marking the fundamental non-being of the elements on show, undergoes erosion into a geologic field. This is the matter-of-fact of painting.  The cracking is the crackling of non-objectivity.  ElevationContinue reading “Crackling of Non-Objectivity”