BLACKMARKET FOR USEFUL
KNOWLEDGE AND NON-KNOWLEDGE - Nr. 10
will have been to blame"
Photo: Stefan Beer
The Viennese focus is on legal,
theological, philosophical, psychoanalytic discourses on and constructs
of guilt, spoken by judges, creditors, priests, thriller writers,
victims and lovers; it is about gambling debts and historic guilt,
original sin and the Ikea- clause, public debt in developing countries,
revenge, victimology, willful damage to the ecology, penal colonies
and innocent lambs – reflected and hallucinated into a foregone
future. Back from the future, we look at the present and remember
its future breaches of future rules.
The last Black Market in Graz
(Steirischer Herbst 2007) focused on the theme of "The Gift and
Other Violations of the Principle of Exchange," with which the Viennese
theme "Who will have been to blame" connects directly. As guilt
results from disregarding reciprocation - a major principle of the
gift - the stories of guilt start right there with excuses, conscience,
forgiveness, revenge and redemption, particularly suitable for the
rampant Black Market Encyclopedia.