By Paul Virilio
Paul Virilio is certainly one of modern Continental thought's most unique and provocative serious voices. His imaginative and prescient of the impression of contemporary expertise at the modern international situation is strong and annoying, ranging over paintings, technological know-how, politics and conflict. In artwork and worry, Paul Virilio strains the dual improvement of artwork and technological know-how over the 20th century. In his provocative and demanding imaginative and prescient, paintings and technology vie with one another for the destruction of the human shape as we all know it. He lines the connections among the best way early 20th century avant-garde artists twisted and tortured the human shape earlier than making it vanish in abstraction, and the blasting to bits of guys who have been not more than cannon fodder i nthe trenches of the good warfare; and among the German Expressionists' hate-filled graphics of the damned, and the 'medical' experiments of the Nazi eugenicists; and among the mangled messages of world advertisements, and the business enterprise of worldwide terrorism. Now, before everything of the twenty-first century, technological know-how has eventually left artwork in the back of, as genetic engineers arrange to show themselves into the worst of expressionists, with the person the uncooked fabric for brand spanking new and large varieties of existence. paintings and worry is key analyzing for someone brooding about the place paintings has long past and the place technology is taking us.