“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

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Belly of the Beast

It's an image I've been using a lot recently: Jonah and the Whale, without the possibility of leaving—realizing in fact that you are part of the Whale's stomach lining...

So along comes Anish Kapoor and creates Leviathan, which appears to be an incarnation of this idea about hyperobjects. Now at the Grand Palais, Paris. HT Lin Mu.

1 comment:

daz hastings said...

Uncanny! Because the Inuit jacket I've been looking at in the museum is a top-notch whale gut lined number. Not only fetching, it has all the marks of a Quality object that would rival any North Face product--raindrop for raindrop.