Thursday, November 13, 2008

Eric Satie stresses me out...

Why does Eric Satie stress me out? All those sparse piano notes spaced so carefully apart, and held just so, like schlocky poetry which attempts to invoke a world of contemplativeness (but reads as preciousness). It's all form wishing it was feeling.
It's the same with a lot of modern and post-modern design. Its minimalism reveals a self-consciousness that gives me the jitters and is no fun at all. I prefer to navigate the flailing fullness of chaos.

(Jean Nouvel - Louvre Museum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)


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