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

Saturday, March 19, 2016

"Haunted Houses": My Sci-Arc Lecture (video)

This really was one of the best best best things, and it was just a week after another of the best best best things, which was the Résistances filming in Black Sabbath's studio in Paris on a fake Strindberg set with semi naked people and people in chroma key body suits, I am not kidding.

Thank you to all my new Sci-Arc friends, you are the best. Truly.

Warning: may contain traces of Björk :)

1 comment:

Runonlausuja said...

This was a great thing to listen to. I got tears in my eyes somewhere near the end. A sad happy moment. I think ecological awareness has a lot to do with this kind of a strange intimacy, of the image of the buddha smiling sadly when he touches the ground. That one can smile, when he realizes that he is also being touched by the earth, and that neither can completely exhaust the other due to the presence of 'nothingness', that is, the gap through which we experience things.

The sad part comes from the gaps and the realization of the void, and the happy part comes from the touch and beauty despite and because of the gaps ... You don't attempt to close the gap out of horror, but instead see the physical necessity of the nothing in sensing presence.. presence is not a completely human thing, for sure.

Anyways, thanks for the great and inspiring thoughts, Tim.