Daremność (Futility) - Rafał Zapała International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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Pessimism exists. Pessimism is the lyrical defeat of the mind; the melodramatic futility of philosophy; the ironic and laconic “we will never make it.”

This work is inspired by the writings of Eugene Thacker, who claims that we are slowly approaching the limit of our capacity of understanding the world: a world of planetary catastrophes, pandemic, tectonic changes, erratic weather, oil-spilled maritime landscapes, and a continuously looming rampant extinction. Thacker treats all these situations as an “unthinkable” phenomenon: we cannot predict them or stop their effects. Pessimism is the uneasy thought of a world-without-us. 

Rafał Zapała