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August 06, 2006


Ben Edson

Thanks for the comments on my site Kester...moving house means that blogging and responding to post dies not get prioritised!

I understand death as a right of passage and so yes, Vaux's suicide was a rite of passage. However, I'd like to think that there are less painful ways to go through rites of pasage.

I'm also pleased to hear that, on one level, the suicide of vaux failed and was perhaps more of an attempted suicide? The community continues, albeit, informally and without the large scale public events...but it continues - next time do the job properly!!!


Baudrillard’s take on the Borges tale and a 1:1 map that covered the kingdom:

“The territory no longer precedes the map, nor survives it. Henceforth, it is the map that precedes the territory - precession of simulacra - it is the map that engenders the territory and if we were to revive the fable today, it would be the territory whose shreds are slowly rotting across the map. It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges subsist here and there, in the deserts which are no longer those of the Empire, but our own. The desert of the real itself.”

Maps are a bit dodgy. I prefer the notion of Vaux as a tent rather than a map, an ‘Interzone’ rather than a model– Vaux, Greenbelt, whatever; a series of ‘ands’ and ‘becomings’.

Have fun in the states – California Uber Alles

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