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In the world of the digitized panopticon, everything can be revealed, so everything gets concealed. We are obsessed with appearance. Before, when film was innocent (when, like today, it was used by very few) pure figuration could grow of a natural science of being. But what that is today is as little understood as ever, and for this beings are everywhere “shot dead wholesale.” By the camera-phone as much by the gun. Thus, it is as appropriate that a urinal be signed and presented supine, as that we seek an art of the insufficient. Of the occasion when façades break down—call that the… indecisive moment. The skin heavy point where we forget oppression and just are. If only.


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Cliff hanger

Until photography, all art was inscription, and showed the artist herself, honestly. Photography trades on the illusion of anonymity. An invisible gate to the noumenal. Bring back the inscribed surface by a mark and you can re-dis-cover the arrogance of its technology. Is this what we need?



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Are thoughts, emotions, pains physical events? Or are they limited to the mind? The problem with such questions is that they attract inquiries to a noumenon (a hypothetically abstract categorical extrapolation beyond what is given in experience). What we pass over in silence, our experiences, correlate to these apparently spontaneous utterances, momentarily fused to ideo-reality, yet no more solid than the air used to shape them. When you walk and then stop, what happened to the walking? When the word is done spoken, what is left? No-thing. There is no ontological requirement to say we dis-cover, re-member, or under-stand a thing. The mind is as empty as the brain ever was. Until evolution, a change in base pair frequencies, burped something up.



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