Monthly Archives: April 2018

Apocalyptic Drag

An emerging epoch is composed from the refuse of its predecessors, and the paths to its expression must traverse a borderland of muddled genres. This vigil of disjointed time is attended by the disfigured anomalies of the apocalypse. What proceeds … Continue reading

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Descriptive Economy

I propose to assign description a singular function. This won’t be an epistemological function as typically assumed, but rather one that is aesthetic and economic, and which verges on the epiphantic and visionary.  This places description at the limit of … Continue reading

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Mysterious Ineconomy

The university remains puritanical in its conception of work, and this makes certain topics inaccessible within the conventions of professional scholarship. Academia is like the deity who remains reserved in its own ideal dimension and hasn’t yet descended into the … Continue reading

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Politics of the Sacred

“…the sacred, or the nostalgia for it that remains, turns out to reside not in sacrifice after all, or in some aesthetic or religious tradition, but in that specifically human, unique, and bitter experience that is the capacity for representation.” … Continue reading

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Futureless Education

The essential perversity of technocratic schooling makes it susceptible to aesthetic appropriation. This can proceed through the interruption of what psychoanalysis calls the ‘university discourse’, or the supposed exchange of knowledge with some external utility beyond education. This arrangement often … Continue reading

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