٠ The ‘ancient’ art of cut & paste (using one’s own hands, if you can imagine) ٠

© Christine Gensheimer, Hunde, 2007. Photo-collage. © Christine Gensheimer, Eberhards, 2010. Photo-collage. © Maria Kassab, Fauve. Paper collage. © Maria Kassab, Sans-titre. Paper collage. © Maria Kassab, Slow This Bird Down, 2013. Photo-collage. © Isabel Reitemeyer, Herr A. und Frau I., 2008. Collage. © Isabel Reitemeyer, Frau L.. Collage. © Isabel Reitemeyer, Auf dem Arm.…

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٠ “Our intellect rationalizes away all avenues to authenticity” ٠

© Anna Parkina, Good Cob, 2006 © Anna Parkina, Blackscreanwritars, 2008 “‘Our age is essentially one of understanding and reflection, without passion.‘ Kierkegaard’s contemporaries indulge in ‘the coils and seductive uncertainty of reflection’, which kills action and brings them to ‘inertiae’. Much as Nietzsche asserts ‘Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion’, Kierkegaard…

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┐ Robert Seydel – Book of Ruth └

© Robert Seydel, all Untitled, from Book of Ruth, collages, c. 2000-09 Robert Seydel’s “Book of Ruth is an alchemical assemblage that composes the life of his alter ego, Ruth Greisman—spinster, Sunday painter, and friend to Joseph Cornell and Marcel Duchamp. Through collages, drawings, and journal entries from Ruth’s imagined life, Seydel invokes her interior…

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