Generalized Fluidity: Response to Liam Gillick

June 20, 2015

This piece is a part of the e-flux/New Centre for Research and Practice Supercommunity conversations for the 56th Venice Biennale, in response to Liam Gillick’s text “Weapons Grade Pig Work”. Full text here. Excerpt:

“While the genres of the past have been exhausted by the revolutions of modernity, the particular practices and functions of our theoretical knowledge provide normative criteria for judging the intent of artistic gestures. An art which takes seriously the constructive application of its role as a cognitive mediator, and responds to the specific content of the special sciences, may no longer speak to the debased average man, but it might join the chorus of that anonymous anyone who is a vector of liberation.”