21 September 2009

Quote of the day, yay!

"... it is in the exclusive love for the particular that an all-inclusive love for the world ... comes to shine through."

"... irreverence... Irreverent people are neither simply disbelievers nor disrespectful. They do not lack belief or respect as such. They merely choose to not invest that belief and respect in what is generally regarded as credible and respectable - but instead dedicate it to something or someone else. Like irradiance, irreverence describes a flow of energy. In irreverence, reverence takes a different direction. You give your love to someone or something other than what society deems desirable... It implies the insistence on the right to determine the direction of your desire yourself. But maybe 'insistence on the right' is the wrong expression. It should rather be the 'acceptance of the possibility' to let desire determine its own direction and, practically speaking, let your body decide where you want to go."

- Jan Verwoert, 'On Future Histories: And the Generational Contract with the No Longer and Not Yet Living And the Pan-Demonium of Irreverent Styles of Nostalgia' in Questioning History: Imagining the Past in Contemporary Art (published by NAi, 2008).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

Karim - Positive thinking

22 September, 2009 04:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very thoughtfull post on belief .It should be very much helpfull.

Karim - Creating Power

25 September, 2009 12:32  

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