This publication is an essay written by Dutch electronic pioneer, multimedia artist and theorist Dick Raaijmakers, which title was borrowed from a text by Walter Benjamin. The essay deals with the theme of «destruction in art» describing how the destructive character acts in many art works belonging to conceptual art movements of the late ’50s-’60s from Fluxus artists to Ai Wei Wei. But not only in art, as the text by Benjamin, the text has a second reading where destruction has also social connotations. To quote a clarification part of the text about the character of destruction:
The destructive character knows only one watchword: make room. And only one activity: clearing away. Is need for fresh air and open space is stronger than any hatred.
With this same idea of making room and clear away I played in both, the cover and the inner layout. For the cover, there is 24 squares with a letter – Each letter refers to an image in the publication – indicating a direction turn, the same movement the reader has to do in order to see the picture from the correct angle – I’ll explain this later when talking about chaos systems. At the same time, there is a missing square (you can see better on the second picture bellow). That’s the destructive character in his inception, making room; clearing away.