Left over

To be humiliated is always to be ritually humiliated, as we can scarcely fail to be aware in the era of Abu Ghraib… Simultaneously, however, we must recall that Abu Ghraib was already, in itself, a deranged piece of performance art.
Mark, brilliant as ever, on Paul Mccarthy’s La La Land. Performance art yes, but don’t forget Burroghs’ definition of art: that which is left after the magic. Abu Ghraib is ritual humiliation: a US military magic ritual.

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