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
„Die Rede vom Zauber der Kunst ist Phrase, weil Kunst allergisch ist gegen den Rückfall in Magie.“ –Theodor W. Adorno
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
Black Dog, End of the Way, Aschau, July 2017
Munich, July 2017
Ed Atkins, Excerpt from “Ribbons”, 2014 https://fitzcarraldoeditions.com/books/a-primer-for-cadavers
The rolls of black and white film, all 1,200 of them, were exposed but not developed. Each roll came carefully wrapped in multiple layers of foil and athletic tape. They were stored in cigar boxes, which were also wrapped in several layers of foil and athletic tape.
“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