不可面对的。

我很喜欢这学期的Architecture,一门课就是应该用一个学期细细的精读十本书。
Seminar: War and Visual Image让我极度痛苦,看人用十分详尽的篇幅精细的语言来描述torture, war, injury, pain让我生理上神经上都承受不了,最后的那本Abu Ghraib Effect 绝对会让我当堂呕吐。
而人类自古直到现在对于想要伤害他人的本性的legitimation 和justification让人绝望。
书是写的很棒的,然而一边读着一边想要逃的远远躲在被子下的我,似乎永远也不会有直面现实的勇气和愿望。

Quotations, from The Body in Pain by Elaine Scarry

"Torture is parallel act of deconstruction.  It imitates the destructive power of war: rather than destroying the concrete physical fact of streets, houses, factories and schools, it destroys them as they exist in the mind of the prisoner, it destroys them as they exist in the furnishings of a room: to convert a table into a weapon is to set a factory on fire; to hear a confession is to watch from above the explosion of a city block" (61). 

"That is, a person who believes (perhaps quite rightly) that the outcome of a particular war will be greater political freedom for a given population may wrongly think of the interior activity of war as ‘freeing’"(68).

My notes:
From ancient times to present day, people legitimize and justify the torture and war by using the agency of language.  Indeed, it’s all about injury and the infliction of pain on others, a desire that deeply roots in the human nature.  ugly

Advertisements

About GloriaYuYANG

art historian, writer, a dog person, NYC-resident (not new yorker), a ph.d student of Japanese art and architecture,
此条目发表在Academia分类目录。将固定链接加入收藏夹。

One Response to 不可面对的。

  1. XIAONING说道:

    oh, my gude(请把它读得土一点,哈哈)~~你在说什么~~

发表评论

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  更改 )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  更改 )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  更改 )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  更改 )

w

Connecting to %s