Monday, 30 April 2012

Monday, 23 April 2012

Thursday, 19 April 2012

An Attempt At Dérive In My Living Room

Over the course of the original single-channel forty minute run, a decayed corridor stumbled upon within a post-industrial landscape is bombarded and replaced with stills illustrating the entire oeuvre of cinematic history depicting or in metaphor to the much-ingrained semi-fictional histories of the last Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra VII.

'Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate.'

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Thursday, 5 April 2012

And on the wall behind her, under the lion crest of the kingdom of Belgium, there was indeed a mighty clock, the dominating feature of the buffet, with a handsome six feet long travelling round a dial which had once been gilded, but was now blackened by railway soot and tobacco smoke, During the pauses in our conversation we both noticed what an endless length of time went by before another minute had passed, and how alarming seemed the movement of that hand, which resembled a sword of justice, even though we were expecting it every time it jerked forward, slicing off the next one-sixtieth of an hour from the future and coming to a halt with such a menacing quiver that one’s heart almost stopped.

- Austerlitz, W. G. Sebald