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Black the color of freedom
16/02/2016

“The contemporary philosopher Giorgio Agamben, following Aristotle, remarks that the fact that we see darkness means that our eyes have not only the potential to see, but also the potential not to see. (If we had only the potential to see, we would never have the experience of not-seeing.) This twofold potential, to do and not to do, is not only a feature of our sight, Agamben argues; it is the essence of our humanity: “The greatness—and also the abyss—of human potentiality is that it is first of all potential not to act, potential for darkness.”3 Because we are capable of inaction, we know that we have the ability to act, and also the choice of whether to act or not. Black, the color of not seeing, not doing, is in that sense the color of freedom.
” (Paul La Farge)

Black is the color of our time and I would like to try out the sentences in a different way.  Because we are capable of inaction, we know that we have the ability to create, and also the choice of whether to create or not. Chaos, the state of no organisation, no form, is in that sense the state of freedom.

Torino 6a-2




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