Coming up for air.
I felt the weight of it all, in its suffocating glory. Entheogen.
12:40 am • 17 June 2013
Church at Effretikon, Switzerland, 1960s
12:24 am • 17 June 2013 • 250 notes
I’ll be taking a short break from posting over the next 10 days.
8:45 pm • 4 June 2013
Cal / Discharge - Lepakko. Helsinki, Finland 1983
5:26 pm • 4 June 2013 • 70 notes
“Why are so many problems today perceived as problems of intolerance, rather than as problems of inequality, exploitation, or injustice? Why is the proposed remedy tolerance, rather than emancipation, political struggle, or even armed struggle?”
— Slavoj Zizek, Living in the End Times (via kylerrobert)
4:29 pm • 4 June 2013 • 43 notes
Ruins of Roman Capitol of Dougga. Tunisia, 1920s
Lehnert & Landrock
8:27 pm • 3 June 2013 • 661 notes
Nicole, a French partisan who captured 25 Nazis in the Chartres Area, in Addition to Liquidating Others, Poses with the automatic rifle with which she is most proficient, 1944 (NARA)
VIVE LA FRANCE!
8:56 pm • 31 May 2013 • 856 notes
“This is what transcendence is in mass culture. The poetic mystery of the product, in which it is more than itself, consists in the fact that it participates in the infinite nature of production and the reverential awe inspired by objectivity fits in smoothly with the schema of advertising. It is precisely this stress upon the mere fact of being which is supposed to be so great and strong that no subjective intention can alter it in any way - and this stress corresponds to the true impotence of art in relation to society today - that conceals the transfiguration against which all sober objective reality gestures.”
— Theodor Adorno, The Schema of Mass Culture
10:31 pm • 28 May 2013 • 12 notes
“In the 1960s many people came to realise that in a truly revolutionary collective experience what comes ino being is not a faceless and anonymous crowd or ‘mass’ but, rather, a new level of being - what Deleuze, following Eisenstein, calls the Dividual - in which individuality is not effaced but completed by collectivity. It is an experience that has slowly been forgotten, its traces systematically effaced by the return of desperate individualisms of all kinds.”
Fredric Jameson - Brecht and Method.
1:55 pm • 25 May 2013 • 16 notes