Posts Tagged ‘ unconscious ’

Writers Should Maintain a Certain Distance with the World: Anita Desai – The Wire

One works on two levels. At the subconscious level one is not working with an agenda, one is working out of a compulsion to tell your story, to put words on paper, to keep something from disappearing. And the joy of using language ought not to be forgotten. – Anita Desai

Source: Writers Should Maintain a Certain Distance with the World: Anita Desai – The Wire

The Century Of The Self – Part 1

The Centry of the Self | kottke.org

Sigmar Polke’s Photographic Unconscious | The Brooklyn Rail

 

Sigmar Polke, “Untitled,” c. 1975. Gelatin silver print 7 1/16 × 9 7/16˝. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Edgar WachenheimIII and Ronald S. Lauder. © 2014 Estate of Sigmar Polke/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Brassaï later took up Valéry’s definition, writing on the uses of photography in Marcel Proust’s prose: “People do not see “real life” because they make no effort to illuminate it. And so their past is encumbered with countless snapshots, which remain useless because the intelligence has not developed them.”1

 Sigmar Polke’s Photographic Unconscious – The Brooklyn Rail.

Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge by Michèle Gerber Klein / BOMB Magazine

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. Photo: Kiki Smith. Courtesy of Kiki Smith and U.L.A.E.

 

The Critical (Un)Conscious: Valuing the Literary and Visual Arts / The Philoctetes Center

The Critical (Un)Conscious: Valuing the Literary and Visual Arts