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Fempty Optimism Will Prevail

Fempty Optimism Will PrevailThe art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out. - Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) Glass Half Fempty Art -

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Fempty Optimism Will Prevail

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.

- Walter Benjamin (1892-1940)

Glass Half Fempty Art - Another planksip Möbius

Glass Half Fempty Art - Another planksip Möbius

Fempty Optimism Will Prevail

Ok, here it is, a gentle yet playful attempt as something that you shouldn't take to seriously. Empty optimism is vacuous and contains nothing of value let alone substance, yet the fempty modification attempts a morphology of sorts giving a full-ness to the glass have full truism. Why not just say, glass have full rather than fempty? If you look at the transcendental state of the water, it lies just below the meniscus with the bottom half full of nothingness. There is no basis for the claim of transcendental femptiness and yet I can imagine it, articulate it and even replicate it in the form of an individual cultural unit. Did I just mention meme?

Reading the Meniscus (2020) is the title of and my pastiche towards the transcendentalists of our past. From Plato to Henry David Thoreau and the Romantics in between, I feel we are all Platonists to some degree. I count myself as, not so much a ​transcendentalist but a transcendental materialist of sorts. The, of sorts, is an important addition to the equation. As a watchword (pair), of sorts, indicates an aesthetic arrangement down to the cellular level, the appreciation for which only becomes relevant at our individual and collective say so.


Walter Benjamin

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