I-MAGE 2014: Arte, Antropologia e Culto degli Spiriti

Avremmo potuto diffonderci in lunghi discorsi sul livello culturale e l’intensità spirituale dell’evento, ma abbiamo preferito usare le immagini. E qualche parola del professor Graeber, autore di Lost people: Magic and the legacy of slavery in Madagascar.

 Grazie ancora a Fulgur per il contributo eccezionale che porta alla cultura esoterica.

i-mage forkas fulgur spirits
Un’opera di Denis Forkas
20141101_210400243_iOS
L’installazione I-MAGE presso la Cob Studios and Gallery
david graeber lecture i-mage
La lezione del professor David Graeber sul culto degli Spiriti e le meccaniche del Feticcio

“Freuchen tells how one day, after coming home hungry from an unsuccessful walrus-hunting expedition, he found one of the successful hunters dropping off several hundred pounds of meat. He thanked him profusely. The man objected indignantly:

“Up in our country we are human!” said the hunter. “And since we are human we help each other. We don’t like to hear anybody say thanks for that. What I get today you may get tomorrow. Up here we say that by gifts one makes slaves and by whips one makes dogs.

… The refusal to calculate credits and debits can be found throughout the anthropological literature on egalitarian hunting societies. Rather than seeing himself as human because he could make economic calculations, the hunter insisted that being truly human meant refusing to make such calculations, refusing to measure or remember who had given what to whom, for the precise reason that doing so would inevitably create a world where we began “comparing power with power, measuring, calculating” and reducing each other to slaves or dogs through debt. It’s not that he, like untold millions of similar egalitarian spirits throughout history, was unaware that humans have a propensity to calculate. If he wasn’t aware of it, he could not have said what he did. Of course we have a propensity to calculate. We have all sorts of propensities. In any real-life situation, we have propensities that drive us in several different contradictory directions simultaneously. No one is more real than any other. The real question is which we take as the foundation of our humanity, and therefore, make the basis of our civilization.”
David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years

baron samedi offerings i-mage
Offerte a Baron Samedi
Annunci

Cosa ne pensi?

Inserisci i tuoi dati qui sotto o clicca su un'icona per effettuare l'accesso:

Logo WordPress.com

Stai commentando usando il tuo account WordPress.com. Chiudi sessione / Modifica )

Foto Twitter

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Twitter. Chiudi sessione / Modifica )

Foto di Facebook

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Facebook. Chiudi sessione / Modifica )

Google+ photo

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Google+. Chiudi sessione / Modifica )

Connessione a %s...