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A pale demon with black hair came in, followed by four black gnome-like creatures carrying a great black trunk. They set it down and opened it, and the Demon crying out, ‘Here’s your year—here are all the horrors that have happened to you, and that are still going to happen!” dragged out a succession of limp black squirming things and threw them on the floor before me…I knew what they were: the hideous, the incredible things that have happened to me in this dreadful year, or were to happen to me before its close; and I stared, horror-struck, as the Demon dragged them out, more and more, till finally, flinging down a blacker, hatefuller one, he said laughing, ‘There—that’s the last of them.’

The gnomes laughed too; but I, as I stared at the great black pile and at the empty trunk, I said to the demon, ‘Are you sure it hasn’t a false bottom?’

"In 1913, after her husband’s breakdown and her divorce, after losing Fullerton and enduring periods of ill health, Edith Wharton recorded the following dream…" via New York Review of Books

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arthackday:

Tove Kjellmark, Bengt Sjölén
Reinvention of nature
The idea is that a reinvention of nature is necessary. A nature that refuses to accept a difference between technological and natural forces, that refuses to accept a given difference between human life and animal life, between mechanics and organics. By doing research on precisely these issues I want to challenge Nature, creating it anew. Not out of critique but because this kind of artistic experimentation is the only way through which, and now I refer to Samuel Beckett, another world is revealed.
Art Hack Day Stockholm 2013

arthackday:

Tove Kjellmark, Bengt Sjölén

Reinvention of nature

The idea is that a reinvention of nature is necessary. A nature that refuses to accept a difference between technological and natural forces, that refuses to accept a given difference between human life and animal life, between mechanics and organics. By doing research on precisely these issues I want to challenge Nature, creating it anew. Not out of critique but because this kind of artistic experimentation is the only way through which, and now I refer to Samuel Beckett, another world is revealed.

Art Hack Day Stockholm 2013