Sam Hsieh, One Year Performance 1978-1979 (Cage Piece), 1978-1979
There’s the temptation to see Mr. Hsieh as a political prisoner or as a fanatical devotee of some religion. But mainly his work fits squarely within performance art’s peculiar and extreme explorations of the human condition. What’s most tangible about the “Cage Piece” is the almost palpable immensity and emptiness of time, nothing but time, of life as the filling of time. Mr. Hsieh carved a notch for each day in the wall. (He didn’t consider it writing.) He said he spent the time staying alive. (via)
consiste en no estar ni aún consigo mismo ❞
Miguel de Unamuno
Francesco Vezzoli (via itaintnessassarilyso)
Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Book of Hours
n. an image that inexplicably leaps back into your mind from the distant past.
From The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. Written, edited, and narrated by John Koenig.
Look at these badass wizards!
The Selk’nam, also known as the Onawo or Ona people are an indigenous people in the Patagonian region of southern Chile and Argentina, including the Tierra del Fuego islands. They were one of the last aboriginal groups in South America to be reached by Westerners in the late 19th century, when the Chilean and Argentine governments began efforts to explore and integrate Tierra del Fuego (literally, the “land of fire” based on early European explorers observing Selk’nam smoke from their bonfires). (Via)
I’m assuming these are participants of Hain, an initiation ceremony. Some of the people dress up like “spirits.”
Georges Bataille, Erotism: Death and Sensuality, 12 (via dagseoul)