Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Sunday, 22 February 2015

# 258

... remembering Andy Warhol on his day of death... may he rest in peace... 

Chapter 8, from The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Friday, 20 February 2015

# 257

Can't wait to get to California, this year!!!!

"I love Los Angeles, and I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic." --- Andy Warhol

Sunday, 15 February 2015

# 256

Something for all other philosophy PhDs and philosophers out there to keep in mind... 

“You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.” ― William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch

Saturday, 14 February 2015

# 255

... this is my contribution to Valentines Day...

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

# 254

So I have a lot on my plate right now...

1. submit application for NWCDTP funding (deadline on Friday 13th!)
2. prepare conference presentation for the annual Dutch Association of    Aesthetics conference 
3. prepare the German classes I'm currently teaching for Cactus Worldwide Ltd.
4. prepare the Political Philosophy seminars I'm teaching this semester 
5. rewrite my still current (grrrr) paper on 'Bildung and aestheticization' 
6. prepare application for British Society of Aesthetics Studentship Award


7. find time for sleeping, eating and obsessing about Warhol

... just thought I'd share the plight of a regular PhD student ;)

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

# 253

"[The sublime] feeling might emerge, for instance, when surveying the material vacancy of the art of Andy Warhol (1928-87). The Marilyn Monroe series prompts the viewer to mediate on the relentless drive of capitalist reproduction but in a way that forces us to become aware of its inertia, its still point. The Marylin portrait is iconic, in the religious sense, because no amount of reproduction can nullify its enigmatic presence. We might say that Warhol's art is sublime despite itself. And such a feeling can take the viewer by surprise." --- Philip Shaw, The Sublime

Sunday, 1 February 2015

# 252

Check out the blog article 'Media (As) Art' that I wrote for the Melbourne based Channels Festival. It discusses Andy Warhol, Media Art and the Transmitting Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Liverpool which is only open for another 7 days, so hurry!