Wednesday 13 February 2013

Henri Michaux: Counter (1934)  
Frank O’Hara: Saint (1959)  
Ingeborg Bachmann: Waiting Room (1962)
Elias Canetti: The Human Province  (1973)
David Foster Wallace: Infinite Jest (1996)
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Masks (1952)

Tumblr drives me utterly mad sometimes because nobody credits and few people bother to write properly. However - the post I found this in was credited to the artist, Mikko Kuorinki, and featured this series, 'Wall Piece with 200 Letters', where each week for 44 weeks Kuorinki made a new text piece on the wall of the Kiasma museum in Finland. I love the selections of text he's made, and I've picked out a few of my favourites here. I particularly liked the inclusion of Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks, as I studied  some of it during my first year of university - it's nice to know my degree is relevant to other areas too, at least sometimes. This piece has also given me a couple of new pieces to read when I get the time. The rest of Kuorinki's work is very 'conceptual' and is the kind of thing that usually divides opinion for a lot of people, but I'm a fan of the clean lines and minimal aesthetic so his site will be saved for future reference. Maybe I'll even post it on my tumblr (keeping credit, of course...!)

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