Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Eliane Radigue, Musical Heroine

Eliane Radigue trailer from Anaïs Prosaïc on Vimeo.

She is a genius. A true explorer of materialism.


JaWa said...

Greetings Tim,

I'm a new follower to your blog and works. I'm parsing through (and really enjoying) Ecology Without Nature, which I stumbled upon as part of my research into "queer ecocriticism" (NeMLA term).

This post on Radigue immediately brought to mind the work of Jacob Kirkegaard. I'll take a guess that you've heard of him before, but I thought I'd comment anyway.

Thanks for coming back to your blog.


Timothy Morton said...

That's great Jason--please let me know more about your project on queer ecocriticism.

JaWa said...

Regarding my senior capstone (undergrad) thesis on queer ecology . . . it's become increasingly tangled. In choosing a theoretical topic that I had little knowledge of, it's become mostly an exploration of terms mixed with an experiential and confessional coming out; or as I say, a "coming into" a queer ecological perspective. I've become particularly hinged and hung in discovering your work, and in the peripheral discourse with Zizek.

Alas, it will come along, or come out, and exist as the excretion it is. Viability at this point . . . well. Whatever.

Today, however, I produced a response to a friends quotes from Picasso and Dali regarding "taste" in art. The quotes were:

Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
- Pablo Picasso

It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
- Salvador Dali

My response was:
Taste: a symptom of both palette and palate, producer and consumer. We might rather consider (or destroy altogether) the ambient medium between, that liminal space, separating one from the other.

Yeah, I dunno.