Wednesday, March 7, 2012

retro-quotes: a series of germane remarks, by others, plucked from all over the place, and from all over the time - #27

"It is customary to counterpose futurism and resurrectionism…. Yet… they might be seen as… two sides of the same coin, each testifying to a felt absence in the present. Each, typically, arises as an expression of cultural dissidence, and involves a radical rejection of the present in favour of an idealized (or fantasized) other"

---Raphael Samuel, Theatres of Memory: Past and Present in Contemporary Culture, 1995

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