• Please_leave411
    Mária Chilf: terhelt helyek 02

    This painting formed part of the 2003 MDSE exhibition 'Belasteste (W)orte, belastete Landschaften' ('Loaded words, troubled spaces') at the Metalllabor in Bitterfeld
    (m)other words
    I do feel that if we avoid words, avoid what is bad about them, then we judge their meaning conclusively and something goes very wrong. I refuse to accept communicative taboos on principle.
    Read more from Tzveta Sofronieva's essay '(m)other words'
  • forbidding vowels
    The word Jude was never free, could never be a word like house or sky or milk. I could only start to reflect on the people to whom it referred when I learned to say the English word. It was in Chicago or New York where I met people who were Jewish.


    Read more from Sabine Scholl's essay 'Blut Heimat Mutter Jude Tschusch'
  • manifestos
    The toilets are the only surveillance free space. A real utopia where power is absent, everybody is equal and everybody can do what he wants under the pretext of doing what he came for. A feeling of absolute impunity. You can't get it anywhere else, just the grave and the toilet. The interesting thing about it is that both are about equally large.


    Read more from Georgi Gospodinov's Natural Novel


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