does the future still have a future?
From JG Ballard’s A Users Guide To The Millenium (1996) “It may be that we have already dreamed our dream of the future, and have woken with a start into a world of motorways, shopping malls and airport concourses which lie around us like the first instalment of a future that has forgotten to materialize”. “One reason why the Apollo moon landings failed to touch our imaginations is...
OUR MUSIC FORTELLS OUR FUTURE. LET US LEND IT AN EAR– JACQUES ATTALI, NOISE (1985)
why minimalism now
In an essay Why Minimalism Now? Claire Polin paralells the emergence of minimalist music- La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich- with American painting of the 1950s and early 1960s. For example, Rothko’s slabs of muted colour, or Ad Reinhardt’s black canvases. She describes this aesthetic as “no texture, no drawing, no light, no space, no movement, no...
3D cinema is old
3D cinema is no revolution of the cinematic apparatus in our current moment. According to the famous film scholar Thomas Elsaesser, stereoscopic and 3d cinema has been around since 1915… Spielberg on 3D: “For every movie I made up, up until Tintin, I always kept one eye closed while framing a shot. Its because I wanted to see the movie in 2-d, the way moviegoers would. For Tintin I...
Kriegspiel 2.0; Immersion in the Age of the... →
brilliant article by Hito Steyerl on e-flux, on... →
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I’m not allowed to upload any more audio… but thats the link to get the whole Marclay album. The track ‘Arthur Ferrante and Louis Teicher’ and ‘John Cage’ are especially good.