I AM IN HELL. HELP ME - Karl Marx
The question should not be “what did the author mean to do?” but rather, “what does this work actually mean in the real world, and what are its implications?”
amen to that
I’ve thought a lot about this but not sure I have the writing ability or clarity of mind to make my thoughts comprehensible…I think for me what it boils down to is that whilst the above is true (the work’s “meaning in the real world” is more important than the intent of the author) there is an inverse to this which is that a responsible author will consider or at least acknowledge this meaning. Without any discussion about the relation between the aesthetic and politic that goes beyond simplistic binary oppositions of artist/work, intention/result, theory/art, we are often left with a critique that addresses neither the work nor the author, rather merely taking their stated intention at face value. What is problematic in the artist is neatly separated from the work and what is problematic in the work is cleanly disavowed by the artist.So thanks JH for wading into those murky waters.
Last week, months of careful organization and mobilization came to a head as students at ten universities occupied their campuses in support of the HE strike. The last of these occupations, at Senate House in Bloomsbury, was met with violent repression: UoL management called in the police, and…
his gaze became unreadable
as neutral as that of a camera
his scrutiny suggested a world where no secrets were left
everything was under surveillance…"
— Chris Petit - Museum of Loneliness (Test Centre, 2012) [smeared and spored by MM]
I’m playing at Club Eden in Bucharest tomorrow.
From the depths of the darksome room, David Cameron’s thin white penis shone.
The penis was hung, just into the mouth of a gallipot. A towel draped over Cameron’s soft shoulders & his heavy lower-half was slung nude off the end of chair. The gallipot gave off the sound of trickled piss. Then, a…
Friday, November 1, 2013
TDC SPACE, TRISKEL, TOBIN STREET, CORK
THE BLACK MARIAH _ PLUGD
STRANGER _ 08
ASHKELON [ MARIA & THE MIRRORS _ UK ]
VINDICATRIX [ MORDANT MUSIC _ UK ]
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