The small German town of Halberstadt is home to a perpetual concert in the old St. Burchardi Church: a single note from its organ will be sounding for years. It is the work of John Cage "As slow as possible." Without anxiety but full of future, the music community awaits the next change of notes that will last another 2557 continuous days. The last change of notes was on October 5, 2013. The execution will last a sort of controlled eternity.
Baudelaire greatly appreciates winding roads.
Formed by those same letters that it questions, it faces the
passivity of French society kneeling in romanticism. It is in 1844 when he begins to write and publish his art criticisms; their Salons. Meanwhile, he escapes from the debts that he is already worryingly accumulating just after his twenties. Suddenly the Bonapartist revolution of 1848 agitated him until he was mobilized to the streets.
Van Meegeren understands that he can show that his paintings are not mass reproductions; they have the knowledge and justification that philology finds in traditions. His work, –as a novelty– is framed in a concrete event: the historical appearance of an artistic subject, something that must keep him safe from crime; and in any case –the work– be part of the same culture that he himself gives continuity to. In the end, his comments are nothing more than an unstoppable historical and cultural succession.
In virtual environments and in video games particularly, death is spoiled through entertainment. Mortal fate happens between those who apparently deserve it and our own lives at stake. Size privilege discusses death as a bargaining chip and learning, a form of self-study whose experience replicates the limit as a lesson.
What is the solution, Mr. Wald? The mathematician was not impatient. He had noticed immediately that the precise information they offered him left out an equally important series of data. The meeting between Wald and the naval experts consisted of observing a graph. You could understand the silhouette of a war plane in plan and on it a constellation of colored dots »
Raskolnikov is a furious animal who, cornered by his own fears, attacks to understand, to stop his uneasiness, to explain himself through unanswered questions. It is none other than his tormented conscience who speaks into his ear, collapsing his reason into irreconcilable fears with stupor. Can a miser be useful to society?
In the Maker, —a book of conjectures, plots and labyrinths—, Borges rehearses a disturbing notion about the existence of time. The story of the Emperor and his palace is shocking: a poet reads his work in front of the Sovereign, portrays his palace, the materiality between its shadows and details; quote by word and memory. The Emperor is moved: he believes that the poet has taken the palace from him and orders him to be killed immediately.