Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Sometimes I want to set myself on fire!

"The processual essence of aesthetic experience & of the art work" section from Adorno's Aesthetic Theory seemed very Deleuzian to me with all its talk of "immanent dynamics," overt violence, & claims of "identity [being] only a moment." & then came this next quote, which damn near compelled me to self-immolate. Or the corporeal becoming-poem & salvaging reification through flame:

"What is at present conceivable, indeed necessary, are works that immolate themselves, through their temporal core, sacrificing their own lives to the instant when their truth appears. For them, perishing does not in the least diminish their importance. This new kind of nobility befits art in an age where nobility has degenerated into ideology" (254).

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