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Does Becoming Need You?

The modern painters were all about painting as evocation: the activity of painting since modernity has been the formation of visions where the intellect is sruntinized and what is primary is the vision positioned out of the imagination.  1,325 more words


Di Bella townhouse snapped up

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Earth Script

On Abstraction

In the world of painting “nature” had been about the conquest of the exterior world. That is what was achieved in painting by the artists of the Renaissance onward, achieving illusionistic and illustrative qualities – amplifying the Florentine masters who set conquest to reality. 1,039 more words


Archer and Harman on modes of reduction

Reading Immaterialism by Graham Harman, I’m struck by the overlap between his account of ‘duomining’ and Margaret Archer’s critique of conflation. As he writes on pg 27-28, 552 more words


An Interview with Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown is the author of Tropic of Kansas. He was nominated for a World Fantasy Award for the anthology Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic… 1,028 more words

Writers On Writing

A labor of fiction: how and why unreal things matter.

In a context of severe economic inequality and political unrest, one might easily conclude that discussing fictional worlds is a waste of time, better spent pursuing meaningful action towards a concrete end. 1,362 more words

Aphorism (II)

Strange adventures of ‘speculative realism’ tell us a lot about the state of philosophy today. Even though there is a suggestion that behind its paradoxical name lay the conceptual riches worth investigating, till this day it only served as an umbrella term or a brand. 19 more words