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Chapter 28. Guerilla Hermeneutics – Becoming a respirateur

“I like living, breathing, better than working. I don’t think that the work I’ve done can have any social importance whatsoever in the future. Therefore, if you wish, my art would be that of living: each second, each breath is a work which is inscribed nowhere, which is neither visual nor cerebral. It’s a sort of constant euphoria.”1 What Marcel […]

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Chapter 21. An exercise in breathing air – Bo Burnham, Childish Gambino and Red Hot Chili Peppers

In Bo Burnhams song “That Funny Feeling” (2021)1 one can listen to a short but yet lucid and condensed version of every pessimistic history of human culture. But finally, it will come to an end, as he sings: “Twenty-thousand years of this, seven more to go”. So, as we all – as humans – do not […]

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