[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
Museums: Cemeteries!...Identical, surely, in the sinister promiscuity of so many bodies unknown to one another. Museums: public dormitories where one lies forever beside hated or unknown beings...Turn aside the canals to flood the museums!
Posted by rp on 09.24.2009
Museums should be invisible. I like art works and institutions that escape any physical presence. Things you can carry in your mind or in your pockets. It's not a matter of laziness or frustration: maybe it's a form of asceticism. With an imaginary museum you can do whatever you want, you can think about it before falling asleep, or you can go out in the morning and build it from scratch. And if it doesn't work, there is nothing to be ashamed of. You can always say that it was simply and exercise in loss. In the end, I just think there is a certain strength in being invisible.
Posted by rp on 04.28.2009
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