“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Australia, New Zealand Departure

My head is spinning from all the adventures, which I hope to unfold some more here as things proceed back home. It's very hard to select a favorite moment from a multitude such as this, but I guess I shall plump for witnessing Napangati's painting at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, then going downstairs to witness Joyce and David's piece—almost the exact same piece, in a different mode. The hairs on my and Doug's arms were standing up for quite a while.

Number two (very close) would be the event yesterday. Inspired by Blakean wrath against the minions of Exxon, Doug and I went kapow. See for yourself (video posted below).

Doug is my co-pilot and Sophie Jerram is a superstar and Jill Bennett is a magnificent maestro. Scholars need inspired curators to get them out of their isolated trees where they squawk alone, and put them in bigger environments where they can talk to one another and to non-scholars. I met some top humans and forged some relationships that will last a lifetime I reckon.


sophie said...

Aw. Tim. New Zealand is much quieter without you. Alchemy. We need more of it.

Timothy Morton said...

Aw, I hear you Sophie!