[-empyre-] Vor dem Gesetz, was geschehen ist
swht at clear.net.nz
Sat Nov 22 10:03:43 EST 2014
Kafka asks what if the Law, in its timely (l)iteration, were Justice, in
its untimely (ethico-aesthetic - or ethological) imagination?
the playwright, Howard Barker, follows, with an oeuvre imagining first
freedom as a political telos and topos and then finding in the image of
justice an adequacy freedom lacks.
I think about the untimely of poetics and timely politics, wherewith
theatre has equal wager.
what to do is a question of politics and the action will be a timely
answer, adequate or not; what to do it /for/ is one to which the
untimely answer often comes last.
(I meant it as a question, but Johannes - thank you - drew attention to
it as if it described a dilemma: do you not think that the (fantasy)
world we are traversing in this discussion has some intention in posing
itself as this particular (multiplicitous) dilemma? that this intention
works for, in aid of, political ends? is it not being demanded of us by
this world - in shriller and shriller performatives - that we feel and
think in a certain way about that which happens, /das Geschehen/? that
we indeed feel, think and act /with/ a politics we would, if we gave
ourselves the choice, disavow?)
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