Issue 2: Things

Patrik Haggren

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Trying a delirious rationality

Trying out French sociologist Roger Caillois’ method of “rational delirium,” Patrik Haggren compares movements of matter accumulated in rock and manual labor activities recorded with long exposure photography by scientific managers in the 1910’s. The photographs visualized movement by means of the capitalist abstraction of a disembodied way of thinking, yet also indicated abstraction and thought as belonging to matter.
Read along rock formations in which Caillois saw imaginations of landscapes and animals, the photographs can be looked at as sensuous, rather than conceptual, points of view.

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