Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Nothing brings out performativity like the holidays.

In direct contrast to the apparent artificiality of such interactions, we see the genuine quality of such beautiful posts as Briullov's latest set. How can I negotiate the differentiation between Derrida's maxim that nothing becomes reality until it is verbalized, and the existential concept that no conversation is wholly "genuine" (i.e. without performativity)?

I remember once, Freaky F told our German History class about how he could never tell his ex-wife's family about how "sabbatical" means "A university pays me to take a semester off so I can do research." Briullov can fashion dialogues upon his thought processes...where do I begin?

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