“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, June 7, 2015

Federico Campagna on Anxiety

Awesome. He is saying exactly what I've been arguing in Dark Ecology and in my essay “Elementally” (hi Jeffrey Cohen!) for a future collection.

Anxiety is how I experience myself as an OOO “object,” not as Dasein in the sense that I am a destinal being unlike a frog or a potato or a fork who gets to impose will on frogs and so on. Object in the sense of ungraspable yet real, not captured by modes of access (such as what Campagna here means by “language”).

How this is bending towards an argument about how to proceed politically is also uncannily like what has been going on in my work...

I couldn't be physically present (only on video and in text) at the Extinction Marathon, because I was working with Björk and SonicActs. I would've so dug being in this session.

Federico Campagna, 'The Root of Extinction' at the Extinction Marathon: Visions of The Future from Serpentine Galleries on Vimeo.

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