Having grown up with all those Greco-Roman legends deep drilled in our heads, don't you wonder sometimes what preceded that tradition of "antiquity" ?
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This one goes out to the long lost memory of that certain college professor that made me read "Writing and Difference" as a part of his "Film and Philosophy" course. At the time I don't think I consciously understood a word of this early foray of Mr. Derrida into the field that came to be known as "Deconstruction". Deconstruction was so hot in the 90's it even became a fashion movement. Jacques Derrida was so hot in the 80's Scritti Polliti crooned an ode to him. How's that for cultural impact? Upon re-reading "Writing and Difference" these past few days (I will not front and say I'm anywhere close to finishing) , something occurred to me.
At the time I may not have consciously "gotten" Derrida's call to "new ways of thinking, reading, and writing,—new ways based on the most complete and rigorous understanding of the old ways" but I was very unconsciously inspired it. I think I'm currently in a process of experimentation based on that provocative thought that perhaps the body of Western knowledge we carry culturally is far from a complete and objective truth. If you like rebel energy then this great French thinker's invitation to, in essence, "question everything" is one of those compelling calls to intellectual freedom akin to The Sex Pistols screaming "I am an anarchist. I am the anti-christ."
Current Reading: Inside The White Cube : The Ideology Of The Gallery Space : Expanded edition : Brian O'Doherty.Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2010-09-11 19:57.
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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING: RIZZOLI'S CARINE ROITFELD BIOGRAPHICAL BOOK WITH OLIVIER ZAHM: COMING FALL 2011Submitted by Wayne on Wed, 2010-07-07 23:15.
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CURRENT READING: "Primitivism" in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern, in Two VolumesSubmitted by Wayne on Thu, 2010-06-03 22:05.
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