Friday, July 21, 2023

Past: Wade Guyton

...Like Wade Guyton who rode a wave of funereal optimism that we would one day merely press print on our dreams.

... killing content in service to the machine of its reproduction... the fantasy of eruptions tugged from our subconsciouses plugged into the machine ... Eventually this got boring. The machine wasn't so much able to manifest our subconscious as provide brief illusion that this was possible, that we could print our dreams, creativity, whatever as a perfect reproducible commodity. Instead, they were just commodities ... And so the next perfect Warholian step was to print the newspaper, which itself was like the manifestations of the Giant subconscious of earth people...

...Because history is more interesting than painting. Because culture more surreal than surrealism. Because the unconscious of society already printed for you. Now it's a plaque-as-painting for a museum to own. To allow them to put the didactic next to. In a museum you need a painting to mark it.