Without memories there wouldn’t be any writing: the specific weight an image or phrase needs to get across to the reader can only come from things remembered – not from yesterday but from a long time ago.
The difference between ‘what if’ and ‘as if’ scenarios, and what contemporary art has to do with it.
No need to play it safe with poetry.
„If, I thought, I want new storm windows to replace the old ones on my house which are almost totally rotted, I have to accept the prize, and so I had decided to take the Wildgans Prize…”
True poetry is antibiographical. The poet’s homeland is his poem and changes from one poem to the next.
The future of writing is the managing of emptiness.
Night came with its hail of cartouche. The moon turned its pistol on the passive thieves.
As soon as we have a building, we have a mash-up of the dystopic present and the future that will not sit still.
More than anything else, what the installation offers to the fluid, circulating multitudes is an aura of the here and now. The installation is, above all, a mass-cultural version of individual flânerie, as described by Benjamin, and therefore a place for the emergence of aura, for „profane illumination.”
In psychoanalytic thinking, the symbolic is meant to secure the order of the world and of the mind. It is through the symbolic that sexual difference lays down its law. In this conversation, Catherine Malabou and Jacqueline Rose will discuss whether this model is still viable today.