I do not believe that we are in the centre of the world. It is possible that there are gods who do not relate to human. As an artist, I believe that it is possible to depict these forces.Anselm Kiefer
Bough of a tree to the rain . . .” he turns the phrase over in his mouth as if it were fine wine, trying to guess its vintage, realizing somewhat indifferently that it is beyond him.László Krasznahorkai, Satantango
this is ‘after Rembrandt’s self portrait laughing’
the quote is from my current reading.
But desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. TheLaurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.
i am reading Satan Tango by Laszlo Krasznahorkai – Sebald had given it a remarkable review (& mebbe written more on him? if so i can’t find it) – it’s the book the Bela Tarr film is based on, & Krasznahorkai has worked with Tarr on quite a few projects.
it’s beautifully balanced. visceral and dreamy.
I am now resisting the urge to purchase everything he has written
It’s another kind of activation….Anselm Kiefer (in conversation with Kart Dermutz)
art is another form of activation though i’m pulling meaning out of kiefer’s words