“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

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Empty City

I don't like to comment very much on art while I'm experiencing it for the first time, so this will be brief. But I find The Empty City very compelling, for various reasons. It's deeply resonant with some ideas I've had about ecology, non-spaces, hauntology (surely k-punk should like it), illusion, contemplation, the uncanny, and so on and so on. And so on...

The Empty City is a novel that seems to be appearing online under the direction of Berit Ellingsen of Norway. I shall keep exploring it...

1 comment:

Berit Ellingsen said...

Thank you so much for mentioning The Empty City in your blog!

I'm very happy to hear that you found it interesting and hope you will continue to do so.

I will add your blog to the blog roll on the site.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments to the chapters.