Thursday, May 28, 2009
Does anybody know what the hell this shit is?
oops. I should say, "Please pardon the utter absence of scholarly decor in the posing of that question..." although I actually don't really give a damn if you pardon it or not.
Just write something. Please.
Consider this a kind of CFP (call for postings) on this blog with the prompt being, 'the hell is this shit:
The Red House Furniture Store in High Point, North Carolina
In particular, how are black bodies being used? How are nonblack bodies being used? In what sense is the fact that this store is selling accoutrements of domesticity significant?
What are the bodies being used for? Whose fantasies are being served by this... umm, "???commercial???" Indeed, can it be properly called a commercial at all? Or is it, oh say... a couple of Masters having fun with the Masters-subaltern and the Slaves (even though this is apparently a real store http://redhousefurniture.com/)?
What would Kant/Hegel/Adorno/Foucault/Fanon/etc. say is going on here?
Please add to the list of questions with which we ought to be interrogating shit like this.
Or pose a set of answers to questions already posed.