[-empyre-] Nonsite as recovery
jhaber at haberarts.com
Mon Jan 14 02:09:58 EST 2008
Renate and Tim, that sounds fascinating. How neat to encounter the
sites like that in person.
I definitely don't want to trivialize them and their politics by
reducing it to the idiotic installations out there. Conversely, the
question of how a generation still rooted in nonrepresentational
structures (or in views of history a little like the t coordinate in
physics) can still have political resonance isn't easy.
I'm going actually to circle back myself, to end with a claim that it's
at least as much about social issues in America as ever. I feel
pretentious even now when I think about saying it! However, I think the
problem of placing that against some toothlessness is real, and I'm
first going to throw out something about that.
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