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13 April 2014
Baudrillard revisited (by Marc O’Callaghan)

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El miércoles pasado, Glòria Guso volvía a hablar de Marc O’Callaghan –entre otros- en un artículo cuasi audible sobre el Ciclo BCN mp7 en el CCCB. Como ya vimos en la extraña entrevista realizada por Ernesto Castro el pasado verano, O’Callaghan esquiva con su producción multifacética varias etiquetas (es ruidista pero no solo, ilustrador, performer, escultor, poeta… ). Rescatamos hoy un video que ya nos gustó en verano (Sentido Del Abismo El, 2011), en el que Marc toma un fragmento de “Cultura y simulacro” de Baudrillard (el fragmento se llama “El Abismo del Sentido”) y lo voltea por completo, vaciándolo de su sentido original, necesariamente temporal, lineal, consecutivo.

De paso recordamos a Baudrillard. También hay que recuperar a los referentes teóricos de vez en cuando y Baudrillard sigue siendo uno de nuestros favoritos. En los ochenta no había un texto sobre arte que no lo citase. Luego fue anatema: todos los que lo citaban renegaron de él cuando el filósofo francés embistió con su simulacro contra el arte contemporáneo que tanto le había querido. Llevamos un tiempo revisando algunos aspectos que nos devuelven una imagen más compleja de los años ochenta. Coger (agarrar) a Baudrillard y ponerlo del revés también es una manera.

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