Thursday, November 18, 2010

Why Do We Still Have the Old New?

If Heidegger proved that things repeated become "dulled and inauthentic," ultimately resulting in our conceptualizing of them, which is an inability to directly experience them, and Wittgenstein showed that practice--that is, experience--is always more important, more primal, more real, more useful than theory,

Why do we still have a dominant poetic mode based upon a 100-year-old call misinterpreted as senseless innovation strangled and supported by theory?

It is no wonder that our art is sclerotic--it is held up not by reality but by machine.

It is time we pulled the plug.

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