New Criticals

Broken Open

“The task of art today is to bring chaos into order,” (Adorno, Minima Moralia: Reflections from a Damaged Life. 1951.)

“Perhaps in the world’s destruction it would be possible at last to see how it was made. Oceans, mountains. The ponderous counterspectacle of things ceasing to be. The sweeping waste, hydroptic and coldly secular. The silence.” (Cormac McCarthy, The Road. 2006.)

“Let’s just say I’m like a ship passing through storms, resting in ports now and then, until it’s time to continue the journey. I once told a friend that I’m just looking for an angel with a broken wing, one that couldn’t fly away,” (Jimmy Page, Jim Jerome Interview with Jimmy Page for People Magazine. 1975)