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

Friday, October 28, 2011

Harman on Expressionist Realism


Graham's post speaks for itself. Count me as a paid up member of this faction. The examples Graham uses are taken from numerous Pierrot sources including Stravinsky and Schoenberg's setting of Giraud.

I now try to refer to Pierrot Lunaire in every talk I give. A while back it was Blade Runner and if you recall J.F. Sebastian's house, you will see the link. Indeed, the Herrmann movie Graham speaks of here is remarkably Blade Runnerish.

This is not just fantastic whimsy—believe me I'm all for that too. I do indeed think that there is some juice left in Expressionism and related art that I don't see elsewhere, and that this is for reasons to do with OOO and ecology.

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