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

Thursday, October 28, 2010

JR's Eyes


Adrian Ivakhiv has a very helpful post on JR, who won the TED prize this year. The most interesting JR image, for me (he's a French street artist) is the one Adrian chooses for the frontispiece on his post. It's an image of a train with eyes. Deleuze and Guattari's “Faciality” chapter springs to mind (how little do you need to convey a sense of face? Just ask a car designer). It's interesting for me now precisely because it departs from the admonitory images of human faces to suggest, momentarily, that the train itself is looking, like in Merleau-Ponty.

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