Frieder Nake: Ästhetik als
Vienna/New York: Springer Verlag, 1974, p. 5.
"Because the essence of technology
is nothing technological, essential reflection upon technology
and decisive confrontation with it must happen in a realm that
is, on the one hand, akin to the essence of technology and, on
the other, fundamentally different from it. Such a realm is art."
Martin Heidegger: The Question
Concerning Technology and Other Essays. New York: Harper and Row,
[@ J.M. Bernstein: The Fate of Art: Aesthetic Alienation from
Kant to Derrida and Adorno.
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, p. 114.]
To turn contradictions into conflicts is the concern
of the reformer who criticizes the flaws in a desired system.
To turn conflicts into contradictions is the concern of the revolutionary
who criticizes the flawlessness of an undesired system. [...]
Anyone can call that, to which he refuses to respond,
a monologue. [...]
Anticommunication is the attempt at protecting
a message of contemporary relevance and significance from the
unconditional surrender to the addressed receiver.
Herbert Brün: "DRAWING
DISTINCTIONS LINKS CONTRADICTIONS."
Perspectives of New Music, Fall-Winter 1973, Spring-Summer 1974
Special Double Issue, Eds. B. Boretz & E. Barkin, pp. 29 -