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“Fair Game was crafted after many hours spent culling over one hundred and fifty episodes of Fox Broadcasting Company’s reality-based television program COPS. In the process, all of the foot pursuit segments were extracted and then edited into one continuous looped sequence. The cinéma-vérité style of the originally televised footage lends itself well to this technique, as the fast-paced movement and rough-cuts of each clip seem to stream endlessly into one another. This, in effect, creates the visual suggestion that the police and subject are caught in a perpetual chase, a futile game of cat and mouse. FairGame, with its regular beat resulting from the repetitive heavy breathing and foot stomping of the microphoned officers and the constant jostling of the hand-held camera, eventually commits the viewer to a state of mind that’s almost meditative .
“Fair Game was originally shown at Transformer Gallery in Washington, D.C. in 2005. The gallery’s storefront location— in what was at the time a very recently gentrified neighborhood made it perfect for community engagement. The video was made viewable from the street as a large scale projection, and speakers were mounted to the roof of the gallery, so that the work could be experienced trough all hours of the day and night, regardless of the established hours.” Jason Zimmerman, Fair Game.
Technocratic oppression : techno-chaos :: resistance : melody ?
“The State” on Spitfire EP
The disturbing thing for liberals now is that there are still so many _gauchiste_ intellectuals who persist in believing that the roots of injustice might be found in liberal democracy itself, and the roots of justice in some version of unlimited, self-perpetuating power. Generously ready to concede that the second thing might sometimes go wrong, they nevertheless earn their living from reminding the first thing that freedom is an illusion.
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Throughout its history, humanity has permanently displayed a physical condition classified in ordinary language as ‘illness’ or ‘disease’. There has always been what Hume would call a ‘constant conjunction’ between human life and illness. The Hobbesian hypothesis that illness is a necessary condition of the human species has strong empirical support. It has never been falsified. Throughout its history, humanity has permanently displayed a social condition classified in ordinary language as ‘the state’ or ‘government’. There has always been what Hume would have called a ‘constant conjunction’ between human society and government. The Hobbesian hypothesis that government is a necessary condition of social life has strong empirical support. It has never been falsified. Arguments in favour of the prevention or eradication of disease are evidently misguided, and may be dangerous. They are often put forward by naïve persons with little understanding of reality. Arguments in favour of fostering society’s capacity to evolve anarchic orders and live with less or no government are evidently misguided, and may be dangerous. They are often put forward by naïve persons with little or no understanding of reality.