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memory lane

Perhaps the most compelling feature of modernism is the rejection of tragedy. A disdain and unconsciousness of within the context of a rupture with history. Its hubris, a mark of identity and also the genesis of its own failure, a … Continue reading

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may day: wet dynamite eventually dries

What the theorists of May Day revolution had failed to take into account were the traditional and only partly conscious associations of the date itself. For centuries it had been a particularly relaxed popular holiday, given over to joyous singing, … Continue reading

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theatre and its double: between a whisper and a scream

Madness, disruptive violence and liberating sexuality. Madness as an alternative to a sanity defined and identified by its own repressiveness. The double, as a magical agent, intangible and unseizable of which the theatre through its forms, is a figuration on … Continue reading

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TRIUMPHS OF ARTIFICE: MIXING BAD FAITH & GOOD CONSCIENCE

When you’re not by my side The world’s in two, and I’m a fool When you’re not in my sight Then everything, just fades from view The mystery of love belongs to you The mystery of love belongs to you … Continue reading

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“MYTHOLOGIES”:IN THE REALM OF BLOOD & CHOCOLATE TO THE Nth DEGREE

With righteous indignation, structuralism, and something called semiotics, a multi-faceted Frenchmen named Roland Barthes captured a large audience with his social and literary criticism. Roland Barthes is a key figure in international intellectual life. He is one of the most … Continue reading

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SEMIOTICALLY SPEAKING:A Determined Lack of PURPOSE

“To Roland Barthes, the gap in meaning at the heart of the aesthetic experience opened up the possibility of an orgasmic explosion of the parameters of the self, a vertiginous liberation into the joys of an abyss outside of even … Continue reading

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THOSE MODERN FEELINGS: ITS A MATTER OF PLUMBING

“It must be realized that what these artists, Jean Arp, Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian etc., were concerned with was something far greater than a problem of form and distinction between “concrete” and abstract,” figurative and non-figurative. Their goal was the center … Continue reading

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MEMES IN OUR GENES

In the digital age its becoming of becoming of greater importance to understand  the idea of “meme” — a unit of cultural information. The concept has been neatly expressed  in Henry Jenkins’s white paper, If It Doesn’t Spread, It’s Dead. … Continue reading

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BETWEEN THE NAVEL AND THE KNEES

Charlie Chaplin represented a vision of laughter, of comedy, that tore away at the veil, a social burka fitted over its explosive and unpredictable composition.A contrast of fast nickelodeons and the slow dimes of higher culture. He enabled a reconnection … Continue reading

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TIE DYE REVOLUTIONISTS: BAD CHEMICAL REACTION

Yesterday’s radicalism fades in unaccountable ways into today’s reaction, and what the revolutionaries intended to build may turn out the precise reverse. ( Hannah Arendt ) What was new with the 60′s counter-culture was the sheer mass character of the … Continue reading

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