|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 2, 2003, 20:45|
Quoting J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>:
> some form >of art... our defense against "wilderness."
> "Our"? Who is "we" in this case? Perhaps "defense against
> wilderness" is
> one of Western Civilisation's many chthonic preoccupations.
> Nowadays it seems more like "defense against monotony" vs.
> against the Other".
What are we meaning by "wilderness" here? Chinese, Feng Shui-y, gardening
seems to me like a perfect example of art as "defense against wilderness";
nature itself reordered to boot out disorder and maligncy. I'll happily admit
that I'm unfamiliar with Chinese thinking/philosophy, but the outer form here
strikes me as fitting perfectly in Sally's box.
You apparently think differently - care to elaborate?