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Sydney Buries Its Past #2

Bad Infinity

Alex Gawronski, Bad Infinity

(Timber, mdf, gloss enamel, laser printed stickers)

600 x 60 x 3600mm (approx)

‘Sydney Buries Its Past, Tin Sheds, the University of Sydney, Australia. Curated by Maya Stocks.

For Hegel the ‘bad infinity’ was the Idea trapped in the limits of its fixed, but theoretically endless, extension: a ‘finite infinity’ incapable of transcendence or self-overcoming. For a contemporary Marxist urban geographer like David Harvey (and many others besides) the money-form is the bad infinity of our eternal present devoid of futurity. As a sign, regardless of its denomination, money is always the same. The neoliberal mandate that has beset the globe at least since the late 70’s, has converted all value to calculable financial value. The money form is as ‘dumb’ as contrary attempts to anthropomorphise it. At least the latter occasionally acknowledge this fact.

Written by alex gawronski

August 24, 2022 at 7:22 PM