Throwback: before most cables ran underground, all electrical, telephone and telegraph wires were suspended from high poles.
- Cornel West at “Examined Life”
- Bertrand Russell - La Conquista de la Felicidad
Fritz Brinckmann & Blixa Bargeld, artwork for CD Triset of Tabula Rasa, Interim and Malediction – played by Einstürzende Neubauten, 1994.
Limited edition + Bonus CD Footnotes. Mute Records, London and Rough Trade Records, Herne, Germany. Painting by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Younger. Source: discogs.
Everything becomes and recurs eternally - escape is impossible! - Supposing we could judge value, what follows? The idea of recurrence as a selective principle, in the service of strength (and barbarism!!)…
To endure the idea of the recurrence one needs: freedom from morality; new means against the fact of pain ( pain conceived as a tool, as the father of pleasure…); the enjoyment of all kinds of uncertainty, experimentalism, as a counterweight to this extreme fatalism; abolition of the concept of necessity; abolition of the “will”; abolition of “knowledge-in-itself.”
Greatest elevation of the consciousness of strength in man, as he creates the overman."
- Nietzsche - The Will to Power
The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (“House of the Cultures of the World”) in Berlin, is Germany’s national centre for the presentation and discussion of international contemporary arts, with a special focus on non-European cultures and societies.
By Hugh Stubbins