A STRUCTURAL CRISIS IN AN EMOTIONAL LANDSCAPE:

a state in which the needs of a time or group are out of sync with its beliefs;

a discourse which sustains belief but does not meet need;

a time of illegibility in which maintained misalignment between belief and need obstructs collective knowledge and remedy;

a constraint in which the lifespan of an individual is the temporal limit by which remedy can be perceived and measured;

a logic which equates emotional response with the production of remedy;

a strategy in which the beliefs of a time or group are manipulated in order to maintain advantage and limit change;

a displacement in which an inability to affect power informs the emotional need to express power;

a debate which entrenches the terms it seeks to transcend, producing knowledge which is irrelevant to remedy;

a system in which individual and societal inabilities to endure positions of not-knowing insulate the circulation of power beyond accurate rendering and remedy through the combined misalignment of knowledge, time, need and belief;

a crisis in which reality is indiscernible from belief of reality;

a phrase and artwork by Kenneth Pietrobono.


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