The Tourist #37


“Tourist photography is not characterised by the suspension of norms but, like the everyday, is culturally informed by particular notions about what constitutes a loving social life.”

Ordinary life.
Ordo. Row, rank, arrangement.

Ordinarius. Regular, orderly.

Regularity and arrangement, the norm, rely on us not being sensitive to the uncanny, the unusualness of the commonplace.

(Love (not romantic love but real love, agape) is not able to be ordered, made rows, spreadsheeted? - Romantic love and familial love are the attempt to reduce agape to orderliness. And desire? It appears out of the failure of orderliness as pure anxiety.)