Two Masks One Head Make Face
acrylic, book page, paper, wood, unfired clay, frame
Brion Nuda Rosch
Gregor Schneider, Haus Ur – Kaffeezimmer, 1993
John Maus talks with
Aug 2012, Ghent
Slurricane by Will Laren.
I’m back in Dublin for a few days to play a show at the Camden Crawl yoke. Finally getting to read this book.
If you’re in Dublin and around for Camden Crawl etc, I’m playing in the Stag’s Head on Sunday at around 10pm. Not entirely sure what I’ll play just yet… it’ll be interesting.
I only found the list of quotes tucked away in the corner of the lyric sheet of Shaking the Habitual yesterday, thanks to the barely penetrable neon font. It’s tough to find a properly sourced version of this quote online (at least The Knife put in the year… which is more than can be said for the reams of sites such as this) but it appears to come from an interview he gave shortly before his death to Le Magazine Littéraire which is found in printed collections under the title ‘A Concern for Truth’. I couldn’t find that online, but I did find an interesting conversation between Foucault and Deleuze dating from 1972, in which he said something similar:
In the most recent upheaval the intellectual discovered that the masses no longer need him to gain knowledge: they know perfectly well, without illusion; they know far better than he and they are certainly capable of expressing themselves. But there exists a system of power which blocks, prohibits, and invalidates this discourse and this knowledge, a power not only found in the manifest authority of censorship, but one that profoundly and subtly penetrates an entire societal network. Intellectuals are themselves agents of this system of power-the idea of their responsibility for “consciousness” and discourse forms part of the system. The intellectual’s role is no longer to place himself “somewhat ahead and to the side” in order to express the stifled truth of the collectivity; rather, it is to struggle against the forms of power that transform him into its object and instrument in the sphere of “knowledge,” “truth,” “consciousness,” and “discourse.”