This is where I develop my philosophical arguments — about art, the mind, culture, perception. No need to be bored.
Recently, I defended the art-status of certain fairground attractions. I couldn’t begin to explain the likes of the Dutch’ De Efteling’s Villa Volta. I won’t. I also argued abundantly that…Read more
It was on the news a couple of days ago: someone is poisoning pet animals, somewhere up in the north (of the Netherlands). What I think about that? (You ask…Read more
Photographs used to be proof of the reality of their subject: what was on them proved to have existed. [Roland Barthes wrote an interesting booklet about this]. This evidential capacity…Read more
1. All sorts of them. Let me sum up some types of discrepancies between originals and their copies. Some of these should tell us something about our concepts of ‘art’,…Read more
Whom should I hold responsible for the big dog’s turd below my window? Certainly not my neighbour: he will readily wash his hands in innocence, for he walks blocks away…Read more