Friday, September 26, 2008

The Ass and I part 2: Spectacle and Representation


When last we studied The Ass and I, we considered Feynman’s theory that all of matter consists of a single electron, traveling backwards and forwards through time to form everything. Which would mean therefore that we are not simply staring at an ass. That ass is us.

For this pic, let us turn to Guy Debord and his discussion of the spectacle in the age of post-modernity:

In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation.

From Debord’s perspective, that ass is both ass and representation of ass. It is ass as spectacle and ass as signification of previous ass spectacle, ass infinitum.

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