Like a crime

The Terrorizers

“The social totality can be sensed, as it were, from the outside, like a skin at which the Other somehow looks, but which we ourselves will never see. Or it can be tracked, like a crime, whose clues we accumulate, not knowing that we are ourselves parts and organs of this obscenely moving and stirring zoological monstrosity.”

[Fredric Jameson, ‘Remapping Taipei’, in The Geopolitical Aesthetic, p. 114 – on Edward Yang’s The Terrorizers, 1986]

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