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donald judd woodcut on paper


donald judd woodcut on paper


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"The idea that an understanding of the genocide, that a memory of the holocausts, can only lead people to want to dismantle the system, is erroneous. The continuing appeal of nationalism suggests that the opposite is truer, namely that an understanding of genocide has led people to mobilize genocidal armies, that the memory of holocausts has led people to perpetrate holocausts. The sensitive poets who remembered the loss, the researchers who documented it, have been like the pure scientists who discovered the structure of the atom. Applied scientists used the discovery to split the atom’s nucleus, to produce weapons which can split every atom’s nucleus; Nationalists used the poetry to split and fuse human populations, to mobilize genocidal armies, to perpetrate new holocausts."

Fredy Perlman, The Continuing Appeal of Nationalism (via rvd420)

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My first act as revolutionary dictator:

  • Blow up the Louvre

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a public service announcement

I still don’t understand why none of my art teachers ever told us this.

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untitled on Flickr.

untitled on Flickr.

"We’re all—especially those of us who are educated and have read a lot and have watched TV critically—in a very self-conscious and sort of worldly and sophisticated time, but also a time when we seem terribly afraid of other people’s reactions to us and very desperate to control how people interpret us. Everyone is extremely conscious of manipulating how they come off in the media; they want to structure what they say so that the reader or audience will interpret it in the way that is most favorable to them. What’s interesting to me is that this isn’t all that new. This was the project of the Sophists in Athens, and this is what Socrates and Plato thought was so completely evil. The Sophists had this idea: Forget this idea of what’s true or not—what you want to do is rhetoric; you want to be able to persuade the audience and have the audience think you’re smart and cool. And Socrates and Plato, basically their whole idea is, “Bullshit. There is such a thing as truth, and it’s not all just how to say what you say so that you get a good job or get laid, or whatever it is people think they want."

David Foster Wallace (via journalofanobody)

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"For a majority of Americans the distance from suburb to
city, or from work to home, is maintained through a complex social discourse. Anti-urban sentiment is often expressed as fear of violence and crime that is said to pervade
the city. Within gated communities, though, the intensity
of the discourse of urban fear suggests other underlying societal explanations"

Setha Low - The Edge and the Center: Gated Communities and the Discourse of Urban Fear (2001)

(Source: sociology-of-space)

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"What new thing then is it for a man to die, whose whole life is nothing else but a journey to death?"

Seneca The Younger (via blackestdespondency)

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