Thursday, August 5, 2010

Radioactive Boars, a return of the repressed



Yeah, we forgot all about Chernobyl. We just up and abandoned the site but animals haven't. They inhabit our disasters and return them to us in new strange fur and teeth forms. Wild boars in southern Germany have been feeding off the plant life and roots deep in the ground that have absorbed radiation. These boars then take to the countryside and city looking for food and generally causing a ruckus. They are not only vicious, they are radioactive! Techne and animality return to foil the human.

If, as Nietzche claims, our strength is our ability to forget (or as Freud might say, our ability to repress), then these boars leverage against our strength. We've forgotten the radioactivity while they absorb it and live it only to return it to us. Super-boars for the comic books?

More info from Spiegel online and NPR.

7 comments:

  1. The postmodern boar wars emerge. Radioactive animality carrying the future of the atom, using what appears to our old science as a form of telepathic communication between these glowing creatures. They roam our cities, lighting our metaphysical blind spots.

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  2. 真正仁慈的人,會忘記他們做過的善行,他們全心投入現在的工作,過去的事已被遺忘。.................................................

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  3. 天助自助者~~大家一起加油!為了更好的將來!..................................................................

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