“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Paul Chaney: Humiliation in Silver

Deeply disturbing, dark ecological and intense, Paul Chaney's latest series is just the ticket. I always thought the worst part of The Fly was not that a human had a fly's body but that a fly had a human head...just in time for my finishing Dark Ecology too. If you don't know Paul's work you should.

The title of the works refers to Derrida, who cites Darwin as chief among the great humiliations of the human (Copernicus, Freud and Marx being notable others).

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