There are two main areas when the battles for liberation and emancipation of history fifty years have actually reaped success (though often restricted): regarding the one hand, the world of sex, sex politics, and orientations that are sexual as well as on one other, what I wish to phone psychedelia. Of unique importance to both areas may be the reference to finished. And to objecthood.
In sex, affirming the scripted nature of intimate relations and having the ability to experience ourselves as things without fearing them where, in Jane Bennett’s words, they cease to be objects and begin to become things that we therefore risk becoming objects in real life (to paraphrase Adorno’s famous definition of love) is part of an expanded conception of freedom; in psychedelia, the aim is to perceive objects beyond their functional and instrumental contexts, to see.
In psychedelia, where there’s absolutely no unified discourse, the status for the item has remained pretty much stable in the last fifty years. This status is seen as a a stress between, regarding the one hand, the psychedelic thing as being a metaphysical part of it self, as well as on one other, the psychedelic thing as being a commodity that is laughable. Continue lendo