The order of things


The act of inversion is to turn over a stone, to seek the obverse, the inverse, the reverse of things; it is a strategy for the reformulation of perceived structures which have ceased to engage fully with life.

It is necessary, in the face of the partiality of all human activity to toil with a critical view. 


 You are the man, the woman of collections; of turning things into other things; of claiming back the detritus left behind by mechanic re-structuring; by the endless mechanical cleaning of things unfortunately human. You are the claimer of life from those things which have fallen into lifelessness.

You are the re-invigorator of the trace of the human in all that which has been defiled by the machine.

 This piece of wire, this old grease paint, a pair of scissors and some car paints. The objects are found accidentally and placed together in new and revealing counter positions.  

Only the gesture matters.

Become the nomad and the forager, seeking life in aspects of discarded culture, laid to waste by the ordering machine. 

Nietzsche perceived the moral framework of Christian civilization to be oppressive: sexual reproduction derided as sinful, and life as a mere investment toward the hollow promise of an illustrious afterlife: death prevailing over life. The trans-valuation of all values would mean the exaltation of life rather than the exaltation of suffering, and an acceptance of every instinct or lust as organic and therefore valid and, hence, beyond the scope of moral condemnation. What one desires would be merely necessary, rather than either sinful or pious. What one desires would be the product of stimuli rather than the product of “will”.

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