metaphor

4: Datasexual Supernature

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“To the poet, philosophy is pure emotionalism, poignancy for its own sake. To the poet, philosophy is cause to weep for no reason.” —Alberto Lopez, In Pursuit of Zosimos

Nas knew the game was rigged. He was from a brutal background and has seen the aestheticisation of mainstream corporate values for what they were. Information had become a parody of itself. What was it saying? What did it mean? Nas was not inclined to be moved by any bullshit information.

Whatever presented itself had emerged from a fictional character. N discovered it would present itself of its own accord as psychological representation reduced to a vague feeling. Its meaning then would have no further implication except in a fictional sense. So, it could be any statement made by someone or other but without factuality it would not necessarily inspire any activity. It would not imply anything more than the meaning ascribed to it. Factual interpretation became unnecessary and all too often anathema to reasonable action. (more…)

Statement

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The spectral sign of imagination is superfluous and profane. It is an anti-consumerist luxury, an antidote against the poison of quantification.

It is an anti-artefact, not a psychological reflection of whatever data assigns it an author or creator. It is not a metaphor.

The material out of which this play emerges is by magic ritual and sheer chance. As the reader or viewer you are complicit in the transmission of this play.

And it is play.

The intention is not to make ‘art’ so that it becomes ‘work’ for a political or personal ideology. It is not to fulfill the purpose of an identity. In offering the ultimate, nothing needs to be qualified.

Against self-surveillance and identification, the astonishment of presence is always inconclusive.

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