Maito Jobbe Duval
I HEAR SOMETHING THAT ECHOES IN ME AND I’M SCARED: DO I ONLY UNDERSTAND THINGS THAT I ALREADY KNOW?
School of Humanities
MA Printmaking, 2015
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'Everything has become intellect, even our bodies, they aren't bodies anymore, but ideas of bodies, something that is situated in our heaven of images and conceptions within us and above us, where an increasingly large part of our lives is lived. The limits of that which cannot speak to us -the unfathomable- no longer exist. We understand everything, and we do so because we have turned everything into ourselves. Nowadays, as one might expect, all those who have occupied themselves with the neutral, the negative, the non-human in art, have turned to language, that is where the incomprehensible and the otherness have been sought, as if they were to be found on the margin of human expression, on the fringes of what we understand, and of course, actually, that is logical: where else would it be found in a world that no longer acknowledges that there is a beyond?'
– Karl Ove Knaugaard, My Struggle Vol 1, Farrar Strauss and Giroux, 2013, p 225