The ability of art to transcend language and other slowpoke forms of cognition, and tap straight into the ‘broader bandwidth’ of consciousness. -Gregory Barsamian
To feel successful with something is like is there this sort of—I don’t know the right words, but it is a feeling that I get that has to do with the earnestness of communication, of having a sense that I’ve made an argument that I feel is fairly accurate to my feeling, to my understanding, and that I think the writing is in a place where it invites other people into the work.
-Jessica Hopper on the value of good music journalism
There's a weird religious confessional element to airport security. Not only am i expected to volunteer information but also to be suitably penitent towards the great power that's asking me and only then do i get to go to a better place.
Both airport and camp constitute zones of exception, each are framed by a rhetoric of emergency... One facilitates movement and the other denies it, yet both are zones of perpetual transit and futuristic promise...
Any zone where 'normal order' is suspended is a camp. A camp is a space where anything is possible, including death. New camps thus emerge daily: dogs sniff commuters on trains, detention centres are a growth industry and the category of refugee is a constantly being redefined.
No one is presumed innocent. Some enjoy the privilege of being presumed capable of demonstrating (the absence of) the threat of terrorism. Others are presumed incapable, unwilling, or noncompliant.
-Gillian Fuller, Life in Transit: Between Airport and Camp