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Digression/Degression

by Stine Thiesen last modified Mar 25, 2011 06:01 PM
by Kim Gok, 2010
“Digression/Degression” was resulted from the search for that pinholes right on the filmstrip, which turned out to be purple spots from direct decay of the emulsion.

There is a fact that the power is not an object to appropriate or possess any more, and that the power interiorize itself and performs itself, these things are not interesting anymore, at least after Foucault.

The interesting thing is that, the pinhole -which is indispensable for surveillance- is interiorized as well, and that it comes to erase the boundaries between inside and outside, and that object comes to peep at me when I peep at it, and that inter-subjectivity is vanishing at such a midpoint, and that pinhole after all becomes a vanishing point of subjectivity. For example pornography, when I am peeping at them, the bodies are peeping at me (porno as social safety valve?).

In a word, pinhole is not my shield anymore. It is a black hole that sucks me up or absorbs me.

“Digression/Degression” is a result from the search for that pinholes right on the filmstrip, which turned out to be purple spots from direct decay of the emulsion.

“Party politics strikes back” is another search, sociological one for such pinholes. This time holes are not of material, but of law (what we call them emergency or state of exception). Social black hole in which subject and object of surveillance vanished into the one and the same point of infinity, and which therefore is the worst enemy against the law.

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