Inkillers began as a common wish to record thoughts, ideas, criticism about the things we’re interested in: films, music, books, and other little ventures. Our aim is, above all, personal; sometimes when one absorbs a load of information (in this case, audio-visual) the ensuing judgements are to be quickly forgotten if not analysed. Sharing thus became a good enough reason for us to engage in such analysis.
We don’t mean to reinvent any wheel here, but we would like to deconstruct, look deep into the mechanics of things, take every nook and cranny and offer a view on it; the whole process may recreate whatever it is we’re looking at, offer information or shed new light on it. Or it may not. Deconstruction is often hit and miss.
Philosophers have argued that writing is something unnecessary, if not damaging, to original speech (a substitution), yet also supplementary – that is to say, needed to fulfill original speech (an addition). In other words, one of the founding binary oppositions of metaphysics, that of the priority of speech over writing, or the ‘live’ voice over the ‘dead’ letter, is called into question by the supplement as deconstructive tool. 1
And here we are.
Diana: spent the last five years getting a number of degrees in film studies. Soon to embark on another few year journey on the same ship.
Also rants about music here.
Likes: Baudrillard, abstract theories about concrete things, airports and fountain pens
Dislikes: the fact that they still teach the “classics” in film schools, flying, getting irremediably hooked by music of low standards
Grig: oscillates between academic pursuits and DIY rocknroll, while failing to excel in either field. Blogging about things beyond his competence should fit nicely within this trend.
Likes: Cardiacs, bicycles and biscuits
- Lane, R., (2009) Jean Baudrillard. USA: Routledge ↩