The need for a digital criticism archive in East Asia

Esse est percipi” (to be is to be perceived) is a quote from the 18th Century Irish philosopher and clergyman George Berkeley. The playwright Samuel Beckett was so enamoured of this phrase that he used it at the beginning of his only movie screenplay FILM. The art world in countries outside Europe and North America is also obsessed with the idea that it needs to affirm this edict. In the past it has gone without saying that the audience it needs to be perceived by has been in Europe and North America. Because of this other art worlds have become intent upon making English the language of their own country's art media.

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