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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Keith Tilford in Collapse

posted by on October 19 at 10:31 AM


Along with essays by and interviews with Alain Badiou (“Philosophy, Sciences, Mathematics”), Reza Negarestani (“The Militarization of Peace”), Nick Bostrom (“Existential Risk”), and Thomas Duzer (“On the Mathematics of Intensity”), the Seattle artist Keith Tilford (pictured above) has two crowd drawings published in the new philosophy journal Collapse, out of Oxford:

COLLAPSE is an unprecedented conjuncture of work by leading practitioners in diverse fields. Conceived as a carefully-compiled, compendious miscellany, grimoire or as an instruction manual without referent, as a delirious carnival of sobriety, COLLAPSE operates its war against good sense not through romantic flight but through the formal insanity secreted in the depths of the rational (‘the rational is not reasonable’).

It aims to force unforeseen conjunctions, singular correspondences, and cross-fertilisations; to diagram abstract sensations as yet unnamed.

The journal COLLAPSE exists as the explosive, perhaps fragmentary, product of the passion for thought, unrestrained by any thematic or formal constraint, any justificatory relation to any agency whatsoever.

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Tilford and Alain Badiou how apt.

Posted by Steven Vroom | October 19, 2006 5:12 PM

Keith Tilford is one of the most deserving artists I've ever met. Aside from being an awesome guy he's painfully well-read and an amazing artist. I think he's too good for America these days.... someone send him off to europe before it's too late!

Posted by jenniferjane | October 19, 2006 6:04 PM

Um, SHORTLIST please?

Posted by catnextdoor | October 19, 2006 6:07 PM

Wow. How very, very well deserved. No photo can do justice to these works, which are more of an experience than an image (as good art should be). Congradulations.

Posted by Jessie Kaye | October 19, 2006 6:29 PM

Mr Tilford, I give you a resounding HUZZAH! Now, do you do dog protraits? I have the cutest Minature Pinscher...

Posted by brenda arellano | October 19, 2006 8:24 PM

Now go buy the book.
A waiter knows that when the diners start complimenting him that he's gonna get a lousy tip (I'm kidding, mostly).

Really, though, I saw it and it is a thing of beauty: A Tome for the Ages.

Posted by Rev.Raikes | October 20, 2006 2:58 AM

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