Posts Tagged ‘ Bataille ’

Essentials for a Manifesto on Transgressive Simulation

Definitions:

  1. We admit from the outset that the virtual is the estranged simulation of a reality lost. We further admit that Continue reading

The Organ with No Body (Part 4.0)

“The hermit turns his back on the world and refuses to have anything to do with it. But one can do more than this: one can try to recreate the world, to build another in its place, one in which the most intolerable features are eliminated and replaced by others that accord with one’s desires. As a rule, anyone who takes this path to happiness, in a spirit of desperate rebellion, will achieve nothing. Reality is too strong for him. He will become a madman and will find nobody to help him realize his delusion.” (Freud, Civilisation and Its Discontents,pg. 23)

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Re-contextualizing Art and Evil

The virtual world is Evil, unreasonable and tends towards Continue reading

The Negative Exchange

And my heart took fright – to envy some poor man
Who ran in frenzy to the sheer abyss
Who, drunk with the pulsing of his blood, preferred
Grief to death and hell to nothingness.

(Baudelaire, Translation taken from Benjamin, Illuminations,pg. 176.)

Definition

In an earlier piece we identified two types of impulse exchange – The Positive Exchange and the Negative Exchange. We suggested that Negative Exchange was based on one’s potential to lose, or be destroyed/consumed by another; Continue reading

Violence and Involvement: The Electric Dionysus – (Part 2)

Bataille: The Electric Dionysus

Georges Bataille was perhaps one of the first to feel the weight of this problem – the chaffing effect of mechanical reason on the instantaneous electric man. In his book on eroticism, Continue reading