November 12, 2013
The slow arrow of beauty. The most noble kind of beauty is that which does not carry us away suddenly, whose attacks are not violent or intoxicating (this kind easily awakens disgust), but rather the kind of beauty which infiltrates slowly, which we carry along with us almost unnoticed, and meet up with again in dreams; finally, after it has for a long time lain modestly in our heart, it takes complete possession of us, filling our eyes with tears, our hearts with longing.
What do we long for when we see beauty? To be beautiful. We think much happiness must be connected with it. But that is an error.
Friedrich Nietzsche in Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits
November 4, 2013
October 30, 2013
Gallery Steinsland Berliner is opening a huge group show entitled GSB 5 Years that will include almost all of the artists who have shown there over the last five years. The flyer says it all, for me. Looking forward to see documentation pics of this crazy salon!
Opening: Friday, November 8, 6 – 10pm
Exhibition: November 8 – 29, 2013
October 22, 2013
Success is the ethical quagmire par excellence of commodity culture because it jeopardizes our relation to dissent, to resistance, to saying no, as fame is precisely about what one is willing to do, how far one is willing to go, and how much (low in the form of high. Going low in order to get high) one is willing to say yes to. The road to fame is made up of assent. This is what gets you to the literal and figurative top. And this is why fame is almost always a parable about losing (not finding one’s way). About being led astray. “Making it” is not the struggle to become, as it’s always been said, but the willingness to be made.
Also: listening to a lot of Silver Jews lately, the first two LPs found me in a Tokyo record shop.
October 8, 2013
Time since coming home from Japan has been passing so quickly. Trying to go through my photographs now, but there are incredibly many. I posted some pics here, though. Something like a first draft.
September 8, 2013
Tomorrow I’m off for Japan for three weeks. I’ll be in Tokyo, Osaka, and possibly Kyoto. If you live there and like to meet up, get in touch! If you don’t live there but have some tips, they are also much appreciated.
Until then: a faded tapestry, objects on books. It’s almost fall.
August 28, 2013
It’s taken me awhile to post, but my project sympathetic objects was published as a book by Mediabus this summer in Seoul! A big thanks to everyone (you know who you are) who has helped me along the way.
18 x 24 cm, 84 pages, paperback
First edition of 1000
Layout and image: Jessica Williams
Typeset in Gill Sans Book
Thank you: Helen Ku, Espen Friberg, and Hyoun Youl Joe
More info on the book and a link to buy it online is here.
August 13, 2013
feels like summer is slipping away so soon (too soon)