Thursday, 2 April 2009


I was interested by alot of what Richard Birkett talked about, especially when he talked about how what was being said and how it was being said being important simultaneously. It made me think of a film piece of Noam Chomsky by Cornelia Parker I'd seen at the Whitechapel about a year ago;
" Parker's recent interview 'Chomskian Abstract' captures the theorist Noam Chomsky urging people to bypass the apathy of legisation, government, major coorporations, institutions and the complicit media and to take responsiblity for global warming in order to engender serious socio-economic change. This edition 'Wake Up!' was produced to coincide with the presentation of 'Chomskian Abstract' at the Whitechapel from February to March 2008, and further reiterates the artists concerns with environmental issues'
I knew that Chomsky was a political activist but i also recently found out that he is a linguist who has developed 'epoch -making theories'. His knowledge and understanding of language is probably what causes him to deliver everything he says in such a calm, engaging and interesting manner so as to appeal to as many people as possible (what is being said as well as how.)
This isn't what I saw at the Whitechapel.....

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