edge archiving.


de-edgified / de-Lynchified Twin Peaks: “River’s Edge”
December 23, 2010, 3:11 am
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Beginning.
August 21, 2010, 7:49 pm
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The sixties ‘edge’ is perhaps a thing of the past, completely sucked dry as a commodifiable figure of the counterculture. The edge is no longer edgy. The edge is The Edge, from U2. The edge-practice of The Diggers – an everyday of “planet edges” – is a past ‘edge’ which haunts us today, when we take into account the profitable ‘edge’ of pop psychologist Tony Robbins – author of The Edge: The Power To Change Your Life Now. The sites of “over the edge” and “on the edge” exist on a plane of ceaseless recycling and depletion of meaning.

There is now an entire generation of thinkers “over the edge” of history, for whom the sixties represents the brightest line against the horizon of an otherwise apocalyptic imaginary.  The sixties, in this sense, is our collective edge.  But we are convinced that there’s no way to cross it.

Periodization is a way of edging history, but in this sense, to periodize the ‘edge’ is to periodize futurity.  An “Edge Archive” must develop from this site of contradiction, navigating a history of an idea through the veils of the “end of the sixties.”



the edge archives.
August 21, 2010, 2:25 am
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This is a tropological archive of the ‘edge’ — a figure for the threshold of revolution and/or the limits of possibility.

The archive represents a growing collection of encounters with the ‘edge’ in history, philosophy, geography and language, through text, film, and music.



Hello world!
August 21, 2010, 2:17 am
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