Sunday, 23 April 2000

From "Off the Grid: Lyric and Politics in Andrea Brady's Embrace"

by John Wilkinson.

[...] they make art that exalts uselessness look exhausted, and its fortuitous mimesis -- blank plenitude -- seem repellant. Lyric expansiveness, which is the exquisite afflatus of uselessness, slides too easily into more or less disguised form of transcendence. The bind of what Lefebvre calls hypercriticism -- the rigor of thought that paralyses effective action -- overshadows the possibility of resolving this predicament.

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