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From Utopia to Escape

As we have continued to roam and comb through the endlessly suggestive and diverse writings of Zygmunt Bauman, we came across an interview in which he describes the dissolution of the ancient utopian longing for a different sort of social world into the more egocentric contemporary compulsion to escape.

The images are paintings from the otherworldly imagination of Dorothea Tanning:

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A VERY HAPPY PICTURE

A VERY HAPPY PICTURE

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CIVILIZING INFLUENCE

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Of Rubble and a Duck

Today, we offer a brief montage of statements from Zygmunt Bauman and Gottfried Helnwein, regarding their experiences of despair and dislocation within the chaos surrounding World War II and the Holocaust; then accepting the responsibility to take imaginary flight from those black holes, in search of a new philosophy and a new art. First Bauman:

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THE CHILD DREAMS

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And now Helnwein:

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DISASTERS OF WAR 3

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DISASTERS OF WAR 19

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IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

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Finally, we give the last stroke to the creator of Donald Duck, Carl Barks:

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