secret love (Impatiens Velvetea)
Emily Dickinson’s herbarium
◠ de Claudio Eliano en Historia de los animales: sobre las abejas
beetle, cotton and Hypnos
—son of darkness and night.
lived in a cave down the Hades
where the sun and the moon met,
and where the Lethe was born;
the river that no longer
living Greeks crossed
to forget their lives.
God of sleep-.
plaster cast of the gap
between two holding hands.
from A. Somers in La mujer desnuda.
La mujer vio con pavor eso tan brutalmente solitario y definitivo que estaba ocurriéndole a ella misma por el acontecer del otro.
The woman saw with terror, that so brutally lonely and definitive that was happening to her on account of what occurred to another.
fulgurite —petrified encounter
between a lightning bolt and the dessert-.
photograph of an
canvas exposed half year
under the open sky, bugs.
from W. Shakespeare in The Tempest.
Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
photograph and hair lock.
opalite (moon stone),
pearl and silver.
photograph of the nightfall’s sky,
condensed water and butterfly.
§ — Prologue
Inkjet print, cast, photograph, sea snails.
G. Kriszat’s illustrations for
A Stroll Throught the Worlds of Animal and Men (1934),
of the biologist Jakob von Uexküll:
Fig. 9a A village street, photograph
Fig. 9c The same village street as seen by a fly
Fig. 9d The same village street as seen by a mollusc
§ — Panopticon
Fabric engraved with sunlight, photographs, ceramic, black jasper stones, tiger’s eye stone, crab pincer, rope, cast, tile, photocopy, myth of the Pemón tribe, sand, rusted gears.
The EAC is housed in the building of a former jail from the late nineteenth century, which was built as a panopticon; a surveillance centre connects its four pavilions. The museum takes place in one remodelled pavilion and the rest remains closed to the public as ruins that can be seen only from the inside of the museum, through a large window facing the centre of the panopticon. This chapter was installed behind the window, within the ruins, inside the eye.
saw a Crab
playing on the beach.
The Crab was throwing his eyes to the sea and
singing a song to the waters to return them.
The Tiger followed him and did the same.
Without the organs the body lost the sight, but at singing the eyes returned to their orbits. The organs gave him his vision back, bringing with them submarine images, fleeting memories attached to the retina. The Tiger wanted to look again at those strange landscapes and, ignoring the warnings of the Crab about a fish approaching, threw his eyes to the sea. The fish ate them and blinded him forever.
from Italo Calvino, Invisible cities