This blog is as unique as it is pioneering in its strategy for disseminating a new art movement across the globe. Dr. Lisa Paul Streitfeld is pioneering the application of astrology as a hermeneutic model for the interpretation of contemporary culture.
Building on a series of international papers on the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle [delivered in Dublin (2009), Berlin (2010) and Los Angeles (2012)], this Gestalt daughter of the Human Potential Movement, recognized her role as both catalyst and reporter to the 2014 Badiousian Event uncovering a 21st century icon pursued in over two decades of art writing.
Dr. Streitfeld’s participation resulted in an ongoing blog project as a critical “real time” exercise in the articulation of the vocabulary of a new art movement. The quantum leap into the Third in the cross-disciplinary “White Mountain” laboratory was announced as an EVENT by the author in Huffington Post Arts on September 9, 2014. Launched with the publication of her thesis (Hermeneutics of New Modernism, Atropos Press 2014), the scope of the blog project is to articulate a contemporary dialectic of “trans-gender expression” through reviews of visual art integrating the polar opposites (male/female and right/left brain) through the contemporary expression of the ancient and yet ever-present icon.
The blog is an outgrowth of a six-year (R)EVOLUTION Series (2010-2016) for Huffington Post Arts which disseminated a holistic art theory around the globe through art reviews created in cyberspace. In the static pages, the author discloses the vocabulary of new science of entanglement at work in contemporary visual expression. The postings are an extension of the book detailing the ontology of a new continental “conversion” philosophy. What is unique about this philosophy is the cross-disciplinary collaboration of the greatest western minds: Wolfgang Schirmacher, Alain Badiou, Boris Groys, Antonio Negri, Michael Hardt, Graham Harman, Giorgio Agamben, Laurence Rickels, Avital Ronell and Slavoj Zizek.
The European Graduate School laboratory in Saas-Fee (1998-2014) birthed the media phenomenon known as Slavoj Žižek, a founding EGS professor whose camaraderie with Alain Badiou was the launching pad for the Slovenian philosopher’s revival of German idealism, thereby bringing continental philosophy into mainstream global discourse. The laboratory was established in 1998 to incubate Dr. Wolfgang Schirmacher’s pioneering field of Media Philosophy; that the director lured Jacques Derrida, the founder of the French deconstructionist to the mountain to lecture to a handful of early students is Saas-Fee legend, as is the death Theodor Adorno, founder of the Frankfurt School, in Visp, the disembarkation point for the contemporary philosopher’s alpine trek into a new constellation.