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Innovative Break

Innovative Break

It’s that innovative break that draws the eye on an opening. It’s that detail that punctures the extent. It’s that aesthetic interruption that gives way, in the sense that it gives in to the breakage. It’s an art of falling….

A War of Imagery

A War of Imagery

I. Imagery is weaponry. We are at war. A war of imagery is taking place. The city is the sight of collision. Images of a world collide and compose the world-as-montage, and what we get is the big picture. The…

Setting Up The World As A Picture

Setting Up The World As A Picture

“A nation without fancy, without some romance, never did, never can, never will, hold a great place under the sun.” Charles Dickens As Tim Mitchell notes in Colonialism and Culture, the “integral relationship between representation, as a modern technique of…

Introduction to Pedagogical Interventions: Towards a New Aesthetics

Introduction to Pedagogical Interventions: Towards a New Aesthetics

When I think of classical Greek culture, and the role tragedy once played in society, I think: What role would tragedy play in a post-9/11 world? What is the role of radical post-dramatic theater in the City of New York…

Tactical Aesthetics

Tactical Aesthetics

Historical analysis is strategic, and the stories we tell and the details we point to are tactical. That is why it is so important to go back through the history of human art making, and to observe the practice of…