Keine Sternchen fürs Experiment

Interessant, wie sich eine Debatte in vollkommener Ahnungslosigkeit voneinander parallel entwickeln kann. Denn was ich in meinem Sonic Youth – Text kurz angedeutet hatte, hat Mark Fisher konsequenter formuliert. Sonic Youth, so seine Meinung, waren schon immer eine Gruppe von Kuratoren, deren Verweise konsequent das libidinöse Potential ihrer Musik unterdrück hätten und so letztendlich nicht anders können, als nur neue Distinktionen zu produzieren, deren Kapital mittlerweile aber gen null läuft. Interessante Reaktionen folgten und dann ein langer Post von Fisher als Abschluss:

Curating can have an important function to play, but with SY there has been a conflation of art and curatorialism – the alibi for their music’s increasingly poverty at a textural and textual level is the way it supposedly makes a wider audience aware of marginal material. Sonic Youth are ‘art’ in all the worst senses (they possess a certain insitutional prestige, a certain standing and position, a cetain set of meta-rationales for what they do); but they are not art in the sense that there is a compelling reason for them to exist – there is no more at stake here than just another cool leisure product with all the right credentials. 

Lesenswert, definitiv.


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