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

Thursday, February 25, 2016

No More Isms

It's one thing Björk and I were trying to get across with our project. It could be sort of summed up like this:

Stop pimping your ism. Stop figuring out how to position yourself just right with regard to how one comes across to other humans (style). This is a game played in consumer space that began (interesting) at the start of mega fossil fuel emissions. The top level of the game is a self-reflexive play mode (the ism part, hence consumer-ism), and this top level ended up Pac-Manning the levels below. The spiritualization of experience as the ultimate consumer product missed a spot, namely how experience itself isn't just you and isn't just human. Start relating to nonhumans instead. You're already a bagful of them.

5 comments:

cgerrish said...

Nixing auto-ism-izing?

D. E.M. said...

A bagful! Like a Portuguese Man O War (sort-of jelly fish)

goudswaf said...

So, no more reference to:

correlationism
but to correlation oriented ontology = COO or CO2

materialism
but to material oriented ontology = MOO or MO2

Timothy Morton said...

We are free to mention as many isms as we wish. No more art movements based on anthropocentric correlationist positioning in consumer space.

mgalimba said...

bagful of micro-organ-isms