Author Archives: Zegreus Moole

Mood Play

The anthropologist Paul Rabinow distinguishes the moods of irony, tragedy, pathos, and comedy. This fourfold schema can account for what happens at the limits of industrial society where mere consumerism gives way to aesthetic experience. Where industrial subjects are represented … Continue reading

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Colors of Power

The suffering of power is the secret blood of political relations which the ancient kings called poetry. Power can only be suffered. No one ever “has” power. It’s through this suffering that political existence is afforded. Though we may discovrr … Continue reading

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Adventure Language

The Greek ‘symbolon’ was an object used in economic transactions. It’s two halves were broken apart and reunited when the terms of a contract were completed. Following this model, the term symbolism then refers to the intricate fitting of contours … Continue reading

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Drunken Discourse

The eyes and mouth are too slow for this virtual world, and so we seek a quicker soul. The poetry of suffering has no time for discussion, proofs or debates. There is only time to get on the fake wig … Continue reading

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Vulgar Modernity

Vulgarization provides an anecdote to certain insecurities which trouble intellectual movements. It responds to feelings of insularity, claustrophobia, incest, and impotence; fears that intellectual projects are “merely intellectual”, and don’t participate in any wider world beyond the limited intimacy of … Continue reading

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Chinese Baroque

The Chinese baroque is a nascent literary community, a kind of presence generated through the fashioning of words and images. This would spiritualize the singularity of our separation in order that we may traverse a spiritual world. But this project … Continue reading

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The Wave of the Event

“the living arts of modernity attempt to establish the non-indifferent within the indifferent” -Peter Sloterdijk Money-obsession has been analyzed as a kind of madness. But it’s also possible to go the other way and consider this affliction as an overly … Continue reading

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