I am lured by faraway distances, the immense void I project upon the world. A feeling of emptiness grows in me it infiltrates my body like a light and impalpable fluid. In its progress, like a dilation into infinity, I perceive the mysterious presence of the most contradictory feelings ever to inhabit a human soul. I am simultaneously happy and unhappy, exalted and depressed, overcome by both pleasure and despair in the most contradictory harmonies. I am so cheerful and yet so sad that my tears reflect at once both heaven and earth. If only for the joy of my sadness, I wish there were no death on this earth.E M Cioran
Civilization, like love, like the couple, is about continuing the war by other means, until the war gives way to a perpetually self-renewing harmony.Julia Kristeva, Revolt, She Said, 2002.
Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1977)
Gramsci Monument, Thomas Hirschhorn, sited in the Bronx, NYC among the Forest Houses Projects, 2013
Thomas Hirschhorn, From the Bijlmer Spinoza Festival, Amsterdam, 2009.