[-empyre-] Re: empyre Digest, Vol 38, Issue 14
jhaber at haberarts.com
Tue Jan 22 01:57:29 EST 2008
Greg: "I don't think you can map the TAZ onto spaces like Gaza." I
agree. I'm afraid Ana's boast of the autonomy there reminds me of the
Wall Street Journal party line in which anarchy and impoverishment are
the highest form of liberty.
SDV: "psychogeography and geophilosophy." Of course, it would be a
consciousness far more divided than even in a Freudian imagination.
I've argued elsewhere that waling the streets of a city makes one aware
of an unusual intersection of structure and chance as well as public and
private spaces, and that this has parallels to art's spaces, as in the
kind that lead to conflict over "controversial" works of art. I was at
the time suggesting that this meant a cultural center had a particular
urgency at Ground Zero, but that was too literal an extension of the
argument. I was trying too hard to take a political stance after some
conservatives had denounced art from the Drawing Center as unpatriotic
and the Drawing Center had replied by pleading its patriotism.
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