Jewellery cz.2, 2010
Current 93 - Not Because the Fox Barks
In Praise of Feeling Bad About Yourself
The buzzard never says it is to blame.
The panther wouldn’t know what scruples mean.
When the piranha strikes, it feels no shame.
If snakes had hands, they’d claim their hands were clean.
A jackal doesn’t understand remorse.
Lions and lice don’t waver in…
Jonathan Canady “10.1.14 Study (Haiti / Let Sleeping Corpses Lie)”
John Stezaker ~ Film Portrait (Incision) III, 2005
Sun visor with the facial features of Augustus II the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony
Dinglinger, Johann Melchior (1664-1731) | Goldsmith
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from the Underground (via jammerskrik)
Untitled (Perfect Lovers) 1991. Clocks, paint on wall.
Untitled (Perfect Lovers) consists of two clocks, which start in synchronisation, and slowly, inevitably fall out of time due to the failure of the batteries and the nature of the mechanism. In a moving comment on his personal experiences, the piece refers to Gonzalez-Torres’ HIV positive partner Ross Laycock, and his slow decline and inevitable death due to AIDS. The clocks act as two mechanical heartbeats; representative of two lives destined to fall out of sync, and holds a poignant poetry about personal loss and the temporal nature of life.
“Don’t be afraid of the clocks, they are our time, time has been so generous to us…We conquered fate by meeting at a certain time in a certain space…we are synchronized, now forever. I love you.”
Austeria (1982, Jerzy Kawalerowicz)