Gaia is the word for "unity-of-life-processes". The experiment here is to unify the various threads of voice and sense of self together into an undivided unity. Spirituality, economics, politics, science and ordinary life interleaved.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Watching a documentary on Warhol

I'm watching a documentary on Andy Warhol. Notions which interest me:

- The nature of desire depends on a gap between the image and the reality of the desired object. Therefore the only way to reproduce desire in art is to ABSENT the key element of emotion from it.

- The intellectual in society is merely the expression of the subjective essence of the personal. There is nothing deliberate about intellectualism; it spontaneously appears from the individual. The Campbells Soup cans are Warhol's childhood icons, the essential experience of nourishment in a poverty-ridden background.

- Dennis Hopper says that Warhol's first exhibition was "the return of the real" in modern art.

- What is exciting, and what is boring? In fact erotic items are both depending on the subjective degree of arousal in the observer.


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