18 October 2007

N + Ron

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6 October 2007

"the last residues of artistic aspiration toward transcendence (by means of traditional studio skills and privileged modes of experience)"

On Daniel Liebeskind: "The original sketches for the Royal Ontario Museum were drawn on napkins - and turned out to be so close to the final design that the napkins themselves were exhibited. In fact, Libeskind has produced some of his best work at the dinner table - his famous Jewish Museum in Berlin was mostly elaborated on kitchen roll. 'I know a lot of architects who draw on expensive paper that will never disintegrate and is designed for archives. To me that's a slightly fictitious version of the creative process. The creative process involves whatever pops into your head.'"
From the Guardian, Observer Food Monthly

And i'll tell you why I know this in a moment...


"However, legitimate tests are not always abundant in conflicts: tests which are not classified and which are not subject to the surveillance of a third party constitute forms of conflict which make it impossible to reach an agreement based on the merit of the argument, and thus establish a relation of force between the disputants. These are not tests of something, trials in which it is clear what the rules are and what is exactly put to trial, but they are tests of force. In this, therefore, conflicts are definable as sequences of tests subjected to a more or less rigorous classification, sequences of tests which activate an arena of actors made up of different scenes, each with its own timescale."

- Wikipedia Entry for Luc Boltanski