Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Where is the original?
'The presence of the original is the prerequisite of authenticity'
Walter Benjamin
Norwegian police arrest the criminals suspected of stealing The Scream ...but the Guardian reports that Charles Hill of the Met (retired expert) recovered ANOTHER original version of the painting which was stolen in 1994. How many originals are there? And what does it all mean in the digital age - an age in which authenticity may not be anchored to time and place? In fact, where is my blog...and what is it that leaves its trace on your screen?

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