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La Preparation du roman — Roland Barthes (excerpt)

Posted in Uncategorized by supergoing on September 29, 2010

Craft and General Conversation

“I never tire of hearing people talk about their craft, the problems they come up against in their work, whatever it is they do. Most of the time, unfortunately, people think they’re under an obligation to engage in general conversation. How many times have I been irritated and frustrated by a conversation – that others make ‘general’ – because a specialist whom I’d dearly love to hear discuss his specialism starts making banal cultural or philosophical remarks when he could be telling me about his craft! – Intellectuals in particular never discuss their craft, as if they didn’t have one: they have ‘ideas’, ‘positions’, but no craft!”

“… What? These writers who pay attention to which pen they use, to the kind of paper or the desk they write on! They’re crazy, etc.”

– ‘La Preparation du roman’ — Roland Barthes, translated by Kate Briggs from The Happy Hypocrite Issue #5.

Video Mix #2

Posted in Uncategorized by supergoing on September 28, 2010
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Posted in Uncategorized by supergoing on September 9, 2010

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Madness of the Day (excerpts)

Posted in Uncategorized by supergoing on September 9, 2010

“Am I an egoist? I feel drawn to only a few people, pity no one, rarely wish to please, rarely wish to be pleased, and I, who am almost unfeeling where I myself am concerned, suffer only in them, so that their slightest worry becomes an infinitely great misfortune for me, and even so, if I have to, I deliberately sacrifice them, I deprive them every feeling of happiness (sometimes I kill them).”

“She was reduced to saying futile things: ‘The truth is that we can never be separated again. I will follow you everywhere. I will live under your roof; we will share the same sleep.'”

– From Madness of the Day, Maurice Blanchot

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Justin Trendall

Posted in Uncategorized by supergoing on September 8, 2010

A House for Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Saint Augustine (2010)

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (2010)

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (2010) detail

Justin Trendall, Share House
27 August – 18 September
Sarah Cottier Gallery
http://www.sarahcottiergallery.com

Love Train

Posted in Uncategorized by supergoing on September 6, 2010

I’m sick as hell, but this video always puts me in a good mood.

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