Natural disaster and terrorism define the poles of disaster. In between stretches a continuum of disaster, a plenum of frightful events of infinite variety, at every scale, coming one after the other in an endless series. […] An association is established between “natural disaster” and “national security threat” […] Tendencies such as these blur the […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on April 19, 2011 ― Published in Communication, Technology | Tagged: affect, chaos, disaster, ecology, fear, Fukushima, Massumi, media, military, nature, Politic, representation, terrorism
☛ Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa, 1950, 00:05:00. The four frames above are from the restored version (2008). “War, earthquake, winds, fire, famine, the plague. Year after year it’s been nothing but disasters.” Akira Kurosawa explains Rashomon to his assistant directors: However, one day just before the shooting was to start, the three assistant directors Daiei […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on April 3, 2011 ― Published in Art, Communication, Movies | Tagged: catastrophe, chaos, community, destruction, disaster, earthquake, Fukushima, Kurosawa, murder, order, violence
Via Boston.com / The Big Picture: A Brown Pelican is seen on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) I first found this photo over at Washington’s Blog. The post where it appears makes a (short) argument about the ban of media coverage […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on July 13, 2010 ― Published in Art, Communication, Photography, Technology | Tagged: animal, British Petroleum, catastrophe, constitution, content, disaster, expression, fair use, form, freedom, human, idea, image, law, medium, message, press, representation, shock, United-States, Zapruder
L’homme sécrète du désastre. ☛ Syllogismes de l’amertume, Emil Cioran, in Oeuvres, éd. Gallimard, coll. Quarto, Paris,  1994, p. 801. • • • See also more entries about Cioran. See also Blanchot – J’appelle désastre…, Tiqqun – Produire le désastre.