6 thoughts on “About our quarantine personal space

  • 31st March 2020 at 5:22 pm
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    Very impressive analysis Mavi. A fascinating breakdown of data.
    See also Dave Beech’s book recommendation: ‘The Modern Interior’ by Penny Sparke:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4855545-the-modern-interior

    There is a wonderful, poetic chaos in your listings of objects around your house. You could of course break down your lists of things into categories: e.g. organic, inorganic, useful, sentimental, subject to change, touched/Untouched etc. Or you could impose an arbitrary, poetic taxonomy, like that (of animals) described by Jorge Luis Borges, supposedly taken from an ancient Chinese encyclopædia entitled ‘Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge’. The list divides all animals into 14 categories:
    1. those belonging to the Emperor
    2. embalmed ones
    3. trained ones
    4. suckling pigs
    5. mermaids (or sirens)
    6. fabled ones
    7. stray dogs
    8. those included in this classification
    9. those that tremble as if they were mad
    10. innumerable ones
    11. those drawn with a very fine camel hair brush
    12. etcetera
    13. those that have just broken the vase
    14. (my favourite) those that, seen from long way off, look like flies.

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  • 31st March 2020 at 11:03 pm
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    This is a great piece. I love the piechart.
    Funnily enough, I just started something with writing too. It used be more present in my practice but it hasn’t popped up for a while. It seems we here are a bit in synch.
    Eva might have started it when she mentioned things she used to like as a teenager.
    I used to listen to The Doors a lot, their poetry always put me in the zone.

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    • 1st April 2020 at 9:11 am
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      Thanks Dani! I think that writing can be very useful for art practice, and can help to order thoughts in these hard times.

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  • 1st April 2020 at 10:22 am
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    This is so romantic! I am in awe of the particularity of your day and your things Mavi

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  • 16th April 2020 at 11:27 am
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