Engel der Geschichte

There is a painting by Klee called Angelus Novus. An angel is depicted there who looks as though he were about to distance himself from something which he is staring at. His eyes are opened wide, his mouth stands open and his wings are outstretched. The Angel of History must look just so. His face… Continue reading Engel der Geschichte

Zauber der Kunst

„Die Rede vom Zauber der Kunst ist Phrase, weil Kunst aller­gisch ist gegen den Rück­fall in Magie.“ –Theodor W. Adorno

Making History

Are Photographs just tiny windows looking into the world, frozen moments of it that lie flat and quiet without sound or smell or movement? Susan Whatsername said something about photographs being like small deaths which is maybe true. Maybe not. Maybe such a statement reflects that person’s fear of being photographed. Certain people in certain… Continue reading Making History

Stare

“Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.” – Walker Evans