٠ ‘one becomes what one is by overcoming the wish to be that which one is not’ ٠

© Coke Wisdom O’Neal, Jessica Sue Layton, from the series The Box (Manhattan), 2005 © Coke Wisdom O’Neal, Chris and Mike O’Neal, from the series The Box (Manhattan), 2005 SARTRE’S MAP OF AUTHENTICITY BAD FAITH GOOD FAITH OPPRESSION CITY OF ENDS HARMONIOUS GROUP SELF-AWARENESS REFLECTIVE LIFE SPONTANEOUS LIFE TRANSCENDENT EGO INTENTIONALITY SELF-ORIGINATING SELF-DETERMINING INTROSPECTION ONE’S…

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٠ Gaspar Noë’s appropriation of Paul Sharits’ or the love for ‘formal processes and psychedelic modifications’ ٠

“[…] What I am calling “vulgar appropriationism” is this: the way in which pop/commercial media today often appropriate formal structures from more-or-less “high art,” or even avant-garde art, of the 20th century, and use them in ways that negates the aesthetic or conceptual radicality of those structures. […] Another example is Gaspar Noë’s recent video…

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٠ ‘the real dictatorship of the anyone’ that swallows the authentic Self ٠

© Gregory Michael Hernandez, Circular Mound Altar, Temple of Heaven, Beijing, from The Captive Universe (current work) © Gregory Michael Hernandez, Circular Mound Altar in Beijing , from The Captive Universe (current work) AN HEIDEGGERIAN MAP OF AUTHENTICITY DASEIN MINENESS OWNNESS HOMECOMING STATIC PASSIVITY GUILT ANXIETY COURAGE ONTIC ENTITY ALIENATION EVERYDAYNESS POSSIBILITIES SOLICITUDE FAMILIARITY SELF-BETRAYAL…

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٠ “Either abolish your reverences or – yourselves!” ٠

stills from The Turin Horse, by Béla Tarr, 2011 Like Kierkegaard, Nietzsche presents the ‘coming generations’ with the ‘terrifying Either/Or: “Either abolish your reverences or — yourselves!”’ CREATIVE SUBLIMATION OF INSTINCT INTELLECTUAL TOLERANCE SELF-SUFFICIENCY GENEROSITY NOBILITY HEROISM COURAGE VITALITY TRADITION SELF-CONTROL FAITH IN ONESELF LACK OF BAD CONSCIENCE ABILITY TO ACCEPT CONTRADICTION

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٠ The Jejune Institute – best alternate reality ever ٠

An emanations warning sticker from the Elsewhere Public Works Agency The Jejune Institute initiation form. Our mission is to provoke discovery through visceral experience and pervasive play. We achieve this by means of interactive narrative, game design, augmented reality, automated environments, event production, installation art, spatial navigation and cultural curation. full str**ming of the documentary…

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٠ “Our intellect rationalizes away all avenues to authenticity” ٠

© Anna Parkina, Good Cob, 2006 © Anna Parkina, Blackscreanwritars, 2008 “‘Our age is essentially one of understanding and reflection, without passion.‘ Kierkegaard’s contemporaries indulge in ‘the coils and seductive uncertainty of reflection’, which kills action and brings them to ‘inertiae’. Much as Nietzsche asserts ‘Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion’, Kierkegaard…

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