Monday, January 20, 2014

Tension and no release...

Art is a psychological coping mechanism, a decision to turn away from overwhelming and unpleasant sources to vague reflections and impressions. You could say the same about language. And civilization. And puppies. It's sublime. I'm very intrigued by the sub-category of artists who are attempting to turn their boats around and chug upstream back to that thing they rowed merrily away from.

Iannis Xenakis "Metastasis" conducted by Hans Rosbaud 1955,
film by babylonianman.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Advantage Disaster...

"Our imagination of disaster is dangerously more fertile than our imagination of the ordinary."

- Adam Gopnik

"Philosophy is largely about dumping the assumptions you've drifted into, backing carefully out of the shallows of the conceptual shit creek, and into the deep ocean of the open mind."

- Gary Cox