“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

Friday, August 8, 2014

We Need More Liams

Good for Liam Heneghan.

When interviewed I also said that I was sure that Liam wasn't teaching these sorts of books because they were simplistic. Rather, he's teaching them because unlike self-censored “adult” literature, they contain all kinds of ecological awareness. That kind of awareness translates into sentimental kitsch in most “adult” eyes.

Yet in an ecological age, when there is no one proper scale from which to examine or judge things, all art falls into the uncanny valley of kitsch...as I'm arguing in Dark Ecology. 

No comments: