version

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'Concepts were meant to open society up like a surgeon’s knife, and we knew that the patient could well be dying any second. Look at what happened to the art world in just a few years. We were supposed to have all these great conceptual knives lying around, crying to be used (the death of the author, etc.) and what did everyone do with them—cut themselves a piece of the cake. So you’re right: theory had an incredible impact for almost ten years and changed the way artists and critics dealt with art. They all became dealers...

There’s no “other side” to capitalism, it is everywhere. Cut one tentacle from the monster and others grow faster on other limbs. Capitalism is crawling inside of us all too, the best and the worst, and we have to keep pushing its creative energy in other directions, dodging the reduction to commerce and self-interest.'

-- Sylvère Lotringer, 2006.
 

luka

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one of the things i was getting at in the shining ones thread is that fame represents this to us. the way out. in the gilded light, the field of reeds
 

wild greens

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Depends on the level of fame

Would you rather work in an office or be kerry katona getting your toes out on onlyfans

There is no gilded light during middle aged descent
 

luka

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im not suggesting its real. im suggesting thats the way its presented and how we understand it but it is likely just the bait for another trap
 

luka

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typically you bait a trap with the 'too good to be true' the worm on the hook. the penis pills double your girth overnight
 

version

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the two things we dream about as escape are the lottery and fame. those are the ladders we can see
The flip side's fame as punishment; some random going viral for slipping over in public or tweeting something stupid and getting dunked on by the masses. A cruel twist of fate. You wanted fame? Here you go.
 

luka

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not for me. i want to be recognised for my world changing talent and the light i brought into the world that set so many people free lol
 

version

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the two things we dream about as escape are the lottery and fame. those are the ladders we can see
The third way's just disappearing; dropping everything and walking out of your life; going to live in the woods or on a desert island or something.
 
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