Drawing (142) from THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP

"In an office, two women feel each other’s lymphatic glands to diagnose a possible HIV infection. In the background visible rough data used to measure the cortical field of the brain at the start of the 20th century. What’s put on the table has to be read. The fear of one’s own microcosm is projected into the macrocosm, and the macrocosm into the finger tips, which do not augur well. Six heavily magnified mouches volantes glide over the surface of the image, disguised as the smallest entities of life. On the top left hand side, a simple knot in a single black hair, blown up massively. The fact that we can choose the standards and relations that govern our perceptions is the result of the human spirit of discovery. Interpreting them after that still remains an art. Thoughts have the habit of getting lost in something, that is their work. But rather than to just stand there lost in thought, most people stop too soon and turn towards the sickness of self-righteousness. Those that remain stand there alone or just go their own way." (From: arsenal, november 17)


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