Category: ritual

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Why Art Does Not Exist

This title is adapted from Why Fish Don’t Exist [1] which in turn draws on Carol Kaesuk Yoon’s taxonomy study Naming Nature[2] to support its startling contention. Everyone knows what fish are. But today,...

Art as Ritual

Flusser felt that the term “art”– in the West — was almost always understood either as “work”–intended to change the world—or as “communication”—intended to share something with another person.  He thought both were wrong....

Flusser and Habits

Flusser uses the word “habit” [Gewohnheit] almost exclusively to mean something that is not conscious, something that in fact obscures or inhibits conscious reflection.  He frequently referred to habits as “veils,” obscuring possibilities of...

Ritual Gesture

Apparently Flusser’s Gestures essays have not made such an impact on others as they have on me! Things are very quiet. But I return often, especially to the categories he suggests for a kind of...