Keith Kahn Harris

professionally curious, communally engaged

Metal jew

On Milanese Burzum Grafitti

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I have a short piece in Souciant commenting on some suggestive photos of Burzum grafitti taken in Milan. Here’s an extract:

But there’s also a rich irony involved in using Burzum as grafitti. Burzum stands for rural purity and isolation against the mongrelised city. To scrawl the name on an Italian city wall is at once to engage in an essential urban form of transgression, albeit an urbanism against itself, perhaps. Burzum grafitti cannot but be implicated in everything Burzum stands against. Then there are the connotations of blackness.

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