“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

Monday, March 28, 2011

Silent City Schoenberg

What a genius idea to have Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire sung in a silenced metropolitan center out of animated billboards, flat screen TVs and in the windows of apartment blocks. While a döppelganger—you'll see...

So much more going on in this than what I've said here. Watch it. It shows you how scary the early twentieth century was—and it's a hundred years later and we still haven't figured it out...HT Graham Harman, who posts on it here.

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