Tag: taussig

What did you do in the war…

john hutnyk , June 28th, 2019

Just out in History and Anthropology. Not my usual kind of thing, but experiments that might lead to a new thing… The first fifty 35 people to email me can…


Boy Scout

john hutnyk , December 9th, 2018

  “‘There is no document of civilization that is not simultaneously a document of barbarism‘” (Walter Benjamin Illuminations)   William Burroughs’ annotated Boy…


Palma Africana – Taussig

john hutnyk , September 15th, 2018

For my notebook on glossy anthropology, this incandescent page from Michael Taussig’s New 2018 book discusses a brochure promoting the devil’s own crop – (the world choking slowly…


Taussig’s negative sublime

john hutnyk , September 11th, 2018

From Palma Africana (2018) “irradiation of the negative sublime”… “With this admittedly top-heavy phrase I am referring to the death pall cast by the (X)paras and palm plantati…


Notebooks (Artaud’s for example)

john hutnyk , May 24th, 2017

Rereading Jay Murphy’s book Artaud’s Metamorphosis and thinking about the 30,000 pages of notes Marx is said to have written in the last ten years of his life –…