Re: [-empyre-] Re: TechnoPanic

On 26/04/2007, at 4:39 PM, Simon Taylor wrote:

Heiner Mueller (trans. Carl Weber): "The great poems: ruins, like bodies
loved a long time and now / Of no use anymore, by the wayside of a species
that's finite but / using up plenty / Between the lines: lamentation / on
the bones of the stone carriers: happy / / Since the beautiful means the
possible end of the horrors."

And it is so important not to make the mistake of mistaking the horror for the beautiful. There are artists who have gazed so long into the abyss that they can no longer distinguish the two: Bataille?

and "The possible end" - where the beauty lies in the possibility, the creation of, the pointing towards, the simply negative gesture of refusing horror that implies that it Doesn't Have To Be This Way.

beautiful lines: thanks


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