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With Reference to The Magi and the Desi

Quotation from “All in the Mind” ABC Radio National 28 Feb 2009.
Image from The magi and the Desi catalogue; K Venkatappa, Ram-Sita, 14x20cm watercolour tempura paper. coll. NGMA.

April 25, 2009 - Posted by | administration, reading group | , , , ,


  1. I thought this was impressive. Gives me something fresh for thinking about different kinds of representation. Useful for symbolic, pictorial representation and ways of thinking at the same time, about abstraction in a more equal, less fraught way than western criticism often allows.
    What do you think?

    Comment by Vivienne | April 25, 2009 | Reply

  2. I really enjoyed the second essay. Well written and concise – a good counterpoint to the first, which made some interesting observations about the post-colonial situation in India but was a little unfocussed and repetitive on first reading. Second reading may change my mind of course.

    Comment by 6845ju | April 26, 2009 | Reply

  3. In reference to this post, it is tragic the way imagination or subconscious can be viewed as a deranged ‘other’ rather than a part of the multiplicity that is our selves in a process of becoming. This is like a Freud vs Jung analysis of human consciousness.

    Comment by vanessa | April 26, 2009 | Reply

    • Hi Vanessa,
      Click on pg2009vb’s blog, on the Blogroll. I’ve posted the next bit of this interview which I think you’ll find interesting

      Comment by Vivienne | April 27, 2009 | Reply

  4. In that case, we seem to be on a similar wavelength, and you may have already read my upcoming contribution to the reading group. A bit of Deleuze on becoming animal.

    Comment by vanessa | April 28, 2009 | Reply

    • No I don’t know the Deleuze, look forward to it.

      Comment by Vivienne | April 28, 2009 | Reply

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