Saturday 28 February 2009

Some useful things to remember

Hooo! What’s the beat of the day?

“The only principle that does not inhibit progress is: anything goes…without chaos, no knowledge. Without a frequent dismissal of reason, no progress…for what appears as ‘sloppiness’, ‘chaos’ or ‘opportunism’…has a most important function in the development of those very theories which we today regard as essential parts of knowledge…These ‘deviations’, these ‘errors’, are preconditions of progress.”
Paul Feyerabend (Taken from ‘Introducing Post-Modernism p.109, originally from ‘Against Method’)
"[A] Dada exhibition. Another one! What’s the matter with everyone wanting to make a museum piece out of Dada? Dada was a bomb ... can you imagine anyone, around half a century after a bomb explodes, wanting to collect the pieces, sticking it together and displaying it?"—Max Ernst, Quoted in C.W.E. Bigsby, Dada and Surrealism, ch. 1

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