Topic: the generic man

vielleicht muss unser videosprecher irgendwie THE GENERIC MAN sein.... in diese richtung....

“Wittgenstein makes a fundamental distinction between the ordinary object (der Gegenstand) as it is in itself and the “individual thing” (das Einzelne) as presented by the artist. My thought at this juncture is that the latter, “das Einzelne”, amounts to a version of what I have been calling “good” or “genuine” objecthood. Wittgenstein further indicates that “das Einzelne” is in effect seen sub specie aeternitatis, which whatever else it means clearly implies that we behold it as if it had nothing to do with us, indeed as if it were in its deepest being oblivious or indifferent to our existence.” (Fried, 2007, 328)