[-empyre-] Re: Baudrilliard and the future of theory

This is a forward from McKenzie Wark:

On 3/15/07, Danny Butt <db@dannybutt.net> wrote:

Perhaps rather than talking about Baudrillard in the negative (wasn't
captured by academia, escaped being pinned down by discipline x,

--although one should never under estimate the negative as an acheivement!

But perhaps the answer is that JB's approach to theory was itself aesthetic, and prompts artists to think aesthetically, rather than merely making aesthetically pleasing things.

Something of a mixed blessing. Sometimes there's a falling short, into merely illustrated theory. But sometimes theory is a great provocation to artists. JB, of course, was usually mute on anything done in his name. A great resistance to temptation.

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