Chris Killip, ‘The Library of Chained Books,’ Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, UK, 1992. In the Middle Ages, when monasteries were the closest equivalent to a public library, monks kept works in their carrels. To increase circulation, these works were eventually chained to inclined desks, or lecterns, thus giving ownership of a work to a particular […]
A novel on what the first word might have been, and under what circumstances it might have been uttered. Really looking forward to that read.
via Since August, 2003, artist Shelley Jackson has been “publishing” her 2095-word story, one word at a time. Volunteers to the project agree to tattoo a word that Shelly assigns to them somewhere on their bodies. The word must be in a classic font and large enough to be readable by the naked eye. The […]
“Reading Position for Second Degree Burn,” 1970. Jones Beach, New York. Duration of exposure: 5 hours.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1434 – 1400 ) , Upper Thames Street Charles Dickens (1812-02-02 – 1870-06-09 ) , 48 Doughty Street Sigmund Freud (1856-05-06 – 1939-08-23 ) , 20 Maresfield Gdns NW3 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-05-22 – 1930-07-07 ) , 12 Tennison Road, South Norwood, SE25 Virginia Woolf (1882-01-25 – 1941-03-28 ) , 22 Hyde […]
Je suis très émue de vous dire que j’ai bien compris l’autre soir que vous aviez toujours une envie folle de me faire danser. Je garde le souvenir de votre baiser et je voudrais bien que ce soit là une preuve que je puisse être aimée par vous. Je suis prête à vous montrer mon […]
P113, Michael Worthington “Consider how writting has evolved through various technological advances (carving in stone, painting on paper, mechanised printing, etc…) It has always been a magical tool: has always had the ability to reconstruct images, meaning, events from an abstracts platform across space and time, between best friends and total strangers. Even though the […]
P28 “Myths are the stories societies live by. They provide ways of conceptualising and understanding the world, and therefore they are crucial to a society’s efforts (always in the interests of dominant groups) to construct and maintain a sense of self-identity (in terms of acceptable sameness and unacceptable difference). For Barthes myth attempts to become […]
The Practice of Everyday Life examines the ways in which people individualise mass culture, altering things, from utilitarian objects to street plans to rituals, laws and language, in order to make them their own. Published in French as L’invention du quotidien. The Practice of Everyday Life begins by pointing out that while social science possesses […]