In A Room

by David Benjamin Blower

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WE REALLY EXISTED
AND WE REALLY DID THIS

A Lament

by David Benjamin Blower

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IN A ROOM, Jan 2020

Program

1. The Two Antagonists (Arendt, p7)
2. The Two Horses
3. The Moment of Truth (Arendt, p9)
4. Everything is Changed
5. The Rear View Mirror & The Wall (McLuhan, p74-5)
6. The Refugees & The New Electronic Interdependence (McLuhan, p67 & Agamben, p131)
7. The Global Village
8. The Angel of History (Benjamin, p249)
9. The Scaffoldless Hope
10. The Inevitable & The Possible (Bauwens)
11. The Youth
12. The Pathway & The Floor (Morton, p60)
13. The Groaning (Romans 8:22-23, 8:20-21 & 12:2)
14. The Soil
15. The Consoling This (Tolkien, p214)
16. The Holy Ground
17. The Light in the East (Illich, p183)
18. The Finale
19. The Dark & The Gate (Solnit, p1 & Benjamin, p255)


Bibliography

Agamben, Homo Sacer. Stanford University Press, 1998
Arendt, Between Past and Future. Penguin, 2006
Benjamin, Illuminations. london: Fontana Press, 1992
Bauwens, blog.p2pfoundation.net/deep-adaptation-a-map-for-navigating-climate-tradgedy/2018/08/13
Illich, The Rivers North of the Future. Toronto: Anansi, 2005
McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage. Penguin, 1996
Morton, Being Ecological. Penguin, 2018
Solnit, Hope in the Dark. Canon gate, 2016
Tolkien, The Silmarillion. London: Unwin, 1979

The Two Antagonists quotes Hannah Arendt’s amended translation of a Kafka story entitled HE.
The Inevitable and The Possible quotes Michel Bauwen’s review of the paper Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy, written by Professor Jem Bendell, which can be found at: www.scribd.com/document/385546208/Deep-Adaptation-A-Map-for-Navigating-Climate-Tragedy#from_embed
Biblical quotes from the NRSV
Written and Performed by David Benjamin Blower
Copyright, 2020. All rights reserved.

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