“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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Disobedient Objects

At the V&A. Doesn't it look nice? And isn't disobedience sort of hard-wired into objects?

That's an interesting title. It could be some objects that don't obey humans. Or a hypothesis that all objects are disobedient...nice one.

1 comment:

Ted Geier said...

Sad I was not in England through July 26, and also not in London as it turned out. Meanwhile, reminds me of long section of The Dissertation in which I argue that K. in The Trial is precisely an obedient object by very virtue of his incessantly automatic but repeatedly undermined (via narrative form) resistant comportment. Pure, bare interpellation. Or something else entirely.