“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, December 21, 2015

Charisma and Causality

My ArtReview piece was kindly put online.


D. E.M. said...

The "privatization of enchantment" -- what a phrase. What a sad thing.
Thank you for that essay & for talking about magic.

D. E.M. said...


This collaborative whimsical funeral for a cockroach is, I think, utterly enchanting