"We have ample evidence from the World Bank Group and others showing that we can now end extreme poverty within fifteen years," the Moral Imperative statement
Here Ondak placed a radio in the gallery space, tuned to an international Slovak radio station broadcasting a prerecorded imperative statement
by the artist: "Your attention please for the following announcement: As a sign of solidarity with recent world events, for the next minute do not interrupt the activity you are doing at this moment." Asked to perform the action of not performing, the visitor takes part in Ondak's complex structural analysis of producer and produced, implication and imagination.
"We are talking about the quality of products -- be they sheets, towels, bath robe, table linens -- that have become an imperative statement
for a certain type of a hotel," said del Curto.
Minor shifts in policy, marginal adjustments in ongoing programs, moderate improvements in laws and regulations, rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change - these are all forms of appeasement, designed to satisfy the public's desire to believe that sacrifice, struggle, and a wrenching transformation of society will not be necessary." This imperative statement
certainly sounds serious.
What are the default implications of imperative statements
? This chapter also includes a discussion of the historical sources of revelation (for example, akhbdr), and their episte-mological standing.