lunedì 9 gennaio 2017

War on Totality - Postmodernisme premillénaire LXVIII

Om vi skulle återgå till Lyotard så menar han vidare:

The postmodern would be that which, in the modern, puts forward the unpresentable in presentation itself; that which denies itself the solace of good forms ... A postmodern artist or writer is in the position of a philosopher: the text he writes, the work he produces are not in principle governed by preestablished rules, and they cannot be judged according to a determining judge­ment, by applying familiar categories to the text or to the work. --- The artist and the writer, then, are working without rules in order to formulate the rules of what will have been done. --- The nine-teenth and twentieth centuries have given us as much terror as we can take. We have paid a high enough price for the nostalgia of the whole and the one --- The answer is: Let us wage a war on totality; let us be witnesses to the unpresentable; let us activate the differences and save the honor of the name.1

1) Lyotard, 1983 i 1997:81-82.

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