Battery 1: But at the same time, the battery does start to un-do me. I feel at moments like I have become one with the machine, that there is no longer a me distinguishable of the whole operative system. That is interesting. I can imagine it will be quite hard to leave this place.

Battery 2: I started feeling empty, like a vessel, and this vessel would get so empty that the emptyness of it would start filling the vessel, like a balloon, as if I would become just exteriority, more and more out. This went on for a long time, until I had the feeling that my end was the material of the sleeping mask… and then the blanket, the air, the battery. As if I could disapear, or as if I was un-done, or as if I was not a person, but a substance.

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interview bureau d’espoir on author/authority

Of horizontal authorities, anorexic redistributions, and debating politics with trees.

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Chinese artists used to change their names three times in their career in order not to be linked all their lives to the same work. In this way they gave up on the concept of the “I” related, to a name, in order to reinvent themselves. In other words: they gave up their personal authorship in order to free themselves from the weight of the past and open up new possibilities. What role does the responsibility of the author play in this case?


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