Wednesday, 6 March 2019

always-ready absent present

Our sincere thanks to Things Magazine for the bit of disabuse that comes in knowing that we are not so alone in begrudging our sense of nostalgia and feeling conflicted over it through the knowledge that the concept and discipline of hauntology did not originate with its champion and evangelist Scarfolk Council but is rather an invention with some provenance as being coined by Jacques Derrida.
Though dating back to the early 1990s, the term has really flourished lately with the recycling of familiar and retro themes that feels sometimes to the exclusion of anything risky or original, the concept is the ontological burden of disjointed time, as a ghostly apparition is only properly so in the moment it manifests and separated from its historical association though we as the haunted might see past relations as persistent things. What are some examples that have awakened in you that fit this category? Please do share.