memory. language, art. wittgenstein. books. ceramics.

all sorts of thinkings on memory, language, art, wittgenstein, books, etc, while I am getting on with my MA

Monday 11 October 2010

Burning books - no1

These are the books in our barn. They are in the wheelbarrow, so it would be easier to transport them to the fire place for burning.

The society that supported those books is no longer here. They have died even before they have reached the flames.

The books above are mainly ideological propaganda from the Soviet times as well as old "computer" text books from my parents' universities. All of them are void now. The truth has changed. The world has moved on.

Should they burn?

should they not?

Spring clean?


I am taking books, that no longer have the society that supports them (uh! I have got a barn full of them!) and I reduce them to an immensely fragile state - so fragile, that they may disintegrate in hands - just like the memory of the times, that they represent.