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thinking of adding page while watching in the ocean via this share..


“In The Ocean: A Film About The Classical Avant Garde” youtube.com/watch?v=h0NwiT…

*new and unusual or experimental ideas, especially in the arts, or the people introducing them.

adding page while re reading David‘s rev in reverse (for the umpteenth time).. here in particular:

they first envision things, then bring them into being.

It was this process he referred to as “production”


Around the same time, utopian socialists like St. Simon were arguing that artists needed to become the avant garde or “vanguard”, as he put it, of a new social order, providing the grand visions that industry now had the power to bring into being. What at the time might have seemed the fantasy of an eccentric pamphleteer soon became the charter for a sporadic, uncertain, but apparently permanent alliance that endures to this day. If artistic avant gardes and social revolutionaries have felt a peculiar affinity for one another ever since, borrowing each other’s languages and ideas, it appears to have been insofar as both have remained committed to the idea that the ultimate, hidden truth of the world is that it is something that we make, and, could just as easily make differently. In this sense, a phrase like “all power to the imagination” expresses the very quintessence of the Left.


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he avant-garde (from French, “advance guard” or “vanguard”, literally “fore-guard”) are people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics.

The avant-garde pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm.

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The avant-garde is considered by some to be a hallmark of modernism, as distinct from postmodernism. Many artists have aligned themselves with the avant-garde movement and still continue to do so, tracing a history fromDada through the Situationists to postmodern artists such as the Language poets around 1981.

The avant-garde also promotes radical social reforms. It was this meaning that was evoked by the Saint Simonian Olinde Rodrigues in his essay “L’artiste, le savant et l’industriel” (“The artist, the scientist and the industrialist”, 1825), which contains the first recorded use of “avant-garde” in its now customary sense: there, Rodrigues calls on artists to “serve as [the people’s] avant-garde”, insisting that “the power of the arts is indeed the most immediate and fastest way” to social, political and economic reform


guessing not so much.. but during time of adding this page.. listening to the general by dispatch.. and thinking .. avant garde style.. and – fight is not worth fighting.. you are young and should be living.. go now.. rev in reverse..

fitting – to the story in my head – to next para:

To this emphasis on forces of creativity and production of course the Right tends to reply that revolutionaries systematically neglect the social and historical importance of the “means of destruction”: states, armies, executioners, barbarian invasions, criminals, unruly mobs, and so on. Pretending such things are not there, or can simply be wished away, they argue, has the result of ensuring that left-wing regimes will in fact create far more death and destruction than those that have the wisdom to take a more “realistic” approach.

Obviously, this dichotomy is very much a simplification. One could level endless qualifications.