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Kreuzberg Pavillon on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 19:47:03 +0100 (CET)

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Invitation / Einladung

Sa. 14.03.2015, 20.00 Uhr / 8pm


curated by Hilde JÃrgensen / KNIPSU (Bergen/NO)

Marte Hodne Haugen,
Julie Lillelien Porter
Rasmus Hungnes,
HÃkon Holm Olsen
PÃl Misje
Torgrim Sund
Hilde JÃrgensen
Maya Ãkland

Oneâs time, the idea has failed, as if he had been given
a box of time, brimful of hours and minutes for usage
just like cash.He could for example carve. He could
sculpt chess pieces, play a game against himself.

He could do as old fashioned sea captains â the ship is
wrecked from a storm, the captain sits hopelessly lost in
the cabin yet fearlessly filling in the logbook.

There were films with these kinds of scenarios.
Or repelled on an deserted island, keeping a diary
every single day into the eternal. Equipment lists,
weather reports, small duties being done: the sewing in
of a button, the eating of a seashell.

A single word surfaces from nowhere: Mesozoic. He
can visualise it, hear it, but he can not grasp it. The
word has no connotations for him. This often happens:
significance dissolves, his treasured glossary spreads

She raised her eyebrows over the disparity between
her thoughts and her doingsâ ladling soup â and ever
stronger the feeling of being outside the whirlpool; or
that somehow a shadow had fallen over it all and that
presently, without the colours, seeing everything as it
truly was.

Which skeletal nerve pool in the mind did all this come
from? Hours in Social Learning at school.
Learning digital double entry bookkeeping, logging into
the bank, how to boil eggs in the microwave without
exploding them, filling out an application for residence
in this or that Module, or for working in this or that
Enclave, heredity research on your family, negotiating
oneâs own marriage and divorce contract, genetically
sensible pair matching, correct condom use to prevent
sexually transmitted lifeforms. Hours in Social Learning
had consisted of this.

(The text is written freely after the early 2000s novel
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood and the 1900s
novel To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.)

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