It turns out it’s light streaming through missing ceiling panels but when I first saw this, I thought they’d made a giant communist disco ball.
This domain of the less than rational bounds the figure of human reason, producing that “man” as one who is without a childhood; is not a primate and so is relieved of the necessity of eating, defecating, living and dying; one who is not a slave, but always a property holder; one whose language remains originary and untranslatable. This is a figure of disembodiment, but one which is nevertheless a figure of a body, a bodying forth of a masculinized rationality, the figure of a male body which is not a body…. This figuration of masculine reason as disembodied body is one whose imaginary morphology is crafted through the exclusion of other possible bodies…. The body that is reason dematerializes the bodies that may not properly stand for reason or its replicas, and yet this figure is in crisis, for this body of reason is itself the phantasmatic dematerialization of masculinity, one which requires that women and slaves, children and animals be the body, perform the bodily functions, that it will not perform.
― Judith Butler, Bodies That Matter, 49
Ghostface Killah - Rise Of The Black Suits
Even more than Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, the new Ghostface album feels rather like a lovingly handcrafted heritage Wu-Tang replica. Which is not entirely a bad thing, obviously.