Unidentified gold toilet
This is my third post on Georges Bataille‘s general economy. The first was here, the second here.
This post consists of a quote by the designer Nic Hughes I believe, author of the blog Haunted Geographies.. Yes. Haunted. As in hauntology.
- “In ‘The notion of expenditure’ Georges Bataille concentrates on the more destructive expressions of potlatch, specifically ‘non-productive expenditure’- the type of ‘Killing wealth’ only rarely experienced these days. For instance, the KLF’s burning of a million pounds or Ryoei Saito’s cremation of 160 million dollars of fine art. For Bataille, ‘sumptuary moments’ are revolutionary in themselves, purely because they are the antithesis of use. Games, war, spectacle, art, non-reproductive sex, all challenge the tyranny of utility. They ‘represent activities which, at least in primitive circumstances, have no end beyond themselves’ (Bataille, 2004, p118). Later he spins off on a more Nietzschean tact, extending the metaphor to genocide and the destruction of a whole class- the power elite potlatch.” –Nic Hughes at Haunted Geographies 
ha ha! i could leave a bunch of silly comments about this fantastico toilet, but i’m just going to go with the “ha has!” loving it!
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