Thursday, January 29, 2009

Salt Lake City 12.12.1997: Phallic Power and Meretricious Buttresses

The new Salt Lake visitors’ center: go, modernity! It’s glass and steel, all angles and useless corners, with totally meretricious buttresses and a phallic tower. Interesting, is it not, that the most patriarchal religions now champion modernity precisely as the postmodern turn occurs? It’s because modernity invests so much in male control and power . . . . That’s what the sleight-of-hand buttresses are all about.

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