“one more time, assholes…”

Evan Calder Williams presents at The Art of the Concept: Conference at MaMa, Zagreb, June 15-17, 2012

The incoherence arises because the filone has shifted emphasis, away from denouncing corruption toward the retribution that emerges when “politics fails.” And so, as the essential elements shifts (from corruption scene to shoot-out), the time between the new “essential elements” is reduced, and the old forms that shaped the filone are crowded out. Critique has been reduced to a gesture that communicates the end of critique in the name of “going off the chain.” And all that remains is that gesture, that face of determination and pleasure echoed in the audience that means little more than, one more time, assholes…

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