Sunday, April 12, 2015
A well-masticated subject, between Benjamin and Baudrillard, both of whom get quoted. And I've given it a good chew myself in the relevant chapter in Retromania. But Horning nonetheless manages to come up with some interesting thoughts:
"But is that nostalgia enough to justify all the moving boxes?... The collection has become a physical manifestation of sunk costs; it makes me feel like I have come too far to stop now."
Know that feeling well!
Switching topic to the dematerialized forms of collection (e.g. image-hoarding and image-bingeing as social display via the internet and social media), Horning writes: