Carsten Holler - Upside Down Mushroom Room
4:55 pm • 5 November 2012
“And at last we draw back from the intolerable disgust with which these sorrowful reflections threaten us, into the more agreeable environment of our individual life — the Present formed by our private aims and interests. In short we retreat into the selfishness that stands on the quite shore, and thence enjoy in safety the distant spectacle of “wrecks confusedly hurled.” But even regarding History as the slaughter-bench at which the happiness of peoples, the wisdom of States, and the virtue of individuals have been victimized — the question involuntarily arises — to what principle, to what final aim these enormous sacrifices have been offered.”
— Hegel “Lectures on the Philosophy of HIstory”
11:06 pm • 4 November 2012
“I never lie, I just let people be confused.”
— Joan Fontcuberta, whose hoaxes I am currently writing about with a hoax of my own.
12:03 pm • 4 November 2012
“I asked him what ‘craftsmanship’ was. He replied, “It’s working like you care.”
— John Maeda on his father’s tofu making business.
5:03 pm • 24 October 2012
NO MANIFESTO - Yvonne Rainer
NO to spectacle.
No to virtuosity.
No to transformations and magic and make-believe.
No to the glamour and transcendency of the star image.
No to the heroic.
No to the anti-heroic.
No to trash imagery.
No to involvement of performer or spectator,
No to style.
No to camp.
No to seduction of spectator by the wiles of the performer.
No to eccentricity.
No to moving or being moved.
4:40 pm • 22 October 2012 • 2 notes
“Since you refer to the separation of theory and practice, one might start by asking oneself how this working separation came about. It seems to me that from the moment one separates Theorem and Pratem, one considers architecture as a simple technique and detaches it from thought, whereas there may be an undiscovered way of thinking belonging to the architectural moment, to desire, to creation.”
— Jacques Derrida
5:24 pm • 21 October 2012 • 3 notes
“The path of rationality will take us far, but not all the way. We come at last to a gap. The implications of creativity — the need to “jump” — cannot be avoided.”
— Denise Scott Brown
1:53 am • 15 October 2012