[-empyre-] vigilar y castigar

ajaco c/o bid ajaco at xs4all.nl
Sat Jan 22 23:06:16 EST 2011

Hi Jon & Alison

Sorry to be a bit incomprehensible, but I can add the following quotes to
clarify a bit: [*]

"Modern life appears as a drowning man filming itself in its dead 
struggle, the sight of  a drowning man filming his own drowning in a 
world which as a whole is drowning is extremely absurd, there are  no 
spectators to watch left. It is as if the act of filming replaces life
itself . The residual of life is more life than life itself .  This
scenery is really a last station, the complete artistically  epigraphical 
swan song of mankind, filmed on a cell-phone by a  drowning man."


"The act of seeing (active) gradually changing in the act of looking 
(passive) is exactly what modern global capitalism is doing with  human
mankind. By replacing the means to create a life (rurality,  agriculture,
self protecting, autocratic societies) with the means to earn a life(
industries, labor, rent, mortgage, salary, funeral insurance) the accent
slowly drifts from the active sense to the  passive sense. Exemplified by
the way Internet developed  from a  research instrument to an
entertainment device. In this process which lasted a surprisingly short
term of about ten years, the presence of  the web turned from a small
interesting peer to peer group to a huge  beast of millenarian
proportions. The monster as the natural companion  of a gigantic
destroyer. The spider’s web is an-eying the world , the  eye lost its
vision and is multiplied inwardly on a enormous scale ,  blinded by its
own image like the drowning men filming its own  drowning in a drowning

[*] from:

Creative insurgency opposes established cultural domination - A. Andreas 2007


> Hi Simon and Andreas
> simon said:
>> Sometimes a cinema is just a cinema.
> Yes you're right sometimes a cinema is indeed just a cinema, although
> these days most are fitted with night vision cameras.
> andreas said:
>> No!, it is just another subversion of the mighty new media mob,
>> disguised as political correct, contemporary popular cultural analysis,
>> not properly making the distinction between 'art' and media.
>> Forget those empty words of McLuhan!
>> "The Medium is Not  the Message!"
> Could you say a bit more about what you mean here?
> thanks and best wishes,
> Jon & Alison
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