Whatever the forms of recycling we manage to carry out may be, the pressure from the ever-growing quantities of waste and from the strategies that are in some way implemented end up inevitably influencing our way of thinking, determining a curious exchange of instruments between the "low materialism" of "junkspace," and the immaterial world of ideas. We find ourselves inside a Borgesian "Library of Babel" where potential masterpieces are situated next to works that are either insignificant or meaningless, while the tools we are equipped with to understand the difference are becoming increasingly inadequate. In this situation, recycling becomes a condition that is both inevitable (someone somewhere already had this idea) and unattainable: as there is no difference between "good" and "bad," the number of cultural rejections for reuse are becoming scarce, as is the chance to induce that significant difference that we are searching for...

Recycling the Immaterial in Seven Films

CORBELLINI, GIOVANNI
2012

Abstract

Whatever the forms of recycling we manage to carry out may be, the pressure from the ever-growing quantities of waste and from the strategies that are in some way implemented end up inevitably influencing our way of thinking, determining a curious exchange of instruments between the "low materialism" of "junkspace," and the immaterial world of ideas. We find ourselves inside a Borgesian "Library of Babel" where potential masterpieces are situated next to works that are either insignificant or meaningless, while the tools we are equipped with to understand the difference are becoming increasingly inadequate. In this situation, recycling becomes a condition that is both inevitable (someone somewhere already had this idea) and unattainable: as there is no difference between "good" and "bad," the number of cultural rejections for reuse are becoming scarce, as is the chance to induce that significant difference that we are searching for...
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