The Plea for Order
Taking the title from the Theodore Adorno’s text of the same name, this project actually takes it’s origins from a quote from another of his texts After Auschwitz:
“Perennial suffering has as much right to expression as a tortured man has to scream; hence it may have been wrong to say that after Auschwitz you could no longer write poems.”
Though this is relative to a different point in time, World War II created a spark in terms of human development and expanding populations. When looking at this post war subject, it is key to question how the subject of the project related to the fallout of World War II.
In the Plea for Order, Adorno quotes Kant, “Freedom (independence) from laws of nature is indeed a deliverance from compulsion, but also from the guideline of all rules.” Thus the question of the relationship of nature and what is man made must be asked. Where is the line where nature ends and the man made starts? Or the synthesis of man made nature?