Posts Tagged ‘ideas’

nothing extraordinary:

Thursday, April 28th, 2011


Just like having an idea is nothing extraordinary for humans,

“Simply wanting to do something is rarely a sufficient condition to enable one to do it.”

Yochai Benkler, The Wealth of Networks


empowerment. avoid narcissism and authoritarianism.

Thursday, November 4th, 2010


“What do you do?”
“I am omnipotent and do whatever the fuck I like.”

One day in September 1971 I discovered that if I made the slightest mark on a sheet of paper with a pencil, I was irrevocably altering the order of the universe. Any subsequent inventory or documentation of the order of the universe would have to include my mark, and therefore my act called for a new definition of the universal order. That means that changing the universe is a fairly simple thing, it is something that anyone can do, without any university studies. It is more difficult to try to convince the art market that you really did introduce a change, not to mention getting paid for the effort.

Luis Camnitzer “Chronology”



Sunday, October 31st, 2010

“Contributing to, or participating in, something that does not tolerate definition or other forms of circumscription (so being part of something that is ultimately unknowable: not knowing what we’re doing) is one of the ways in which “culture” in general essentially reproduces itself.”

Dieter Roelstraete, “What is not Comtemporary Art”,

If so,

“In order to arrive at what you do not know, you must go by a way which is the way of ignorance.”

T. S. Eliot, 2.III, “Four Quartets”


neither here nor there

Sunday, October 17th, 2010


“Kissing someone is actually sucking on a long tube the other end of which is full of excrement.

…her feelings controlled her rather than vice versa. As if her feelings were something outside her, not in her control, like a bus she has to wait for.

‘What are you afraid of?’
‘I’m afraid of absolutely everything there is.'”

David Foster Wallace, “Here and There”