Posts Tagged “Walter Benjamin”

Proposal for a Museum: Questions on Expansion

05.28.2013  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

After the last submission for our series Proposal for a Museum was published on Open Space in February, we invited Byron Peters, Matthew Post, and Xiaoyu Weng to join us in a conversation responding, collectively and critically, to the series as a whole. The following text, written by Peters and Post and including input from Weng, provides some of ... More

Palimpsest 6

04.14.2011  |  By
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“Palimpsest i.e. a parchment from which one writing has been erased to make room for another.” H.D.

Thinking “these clouds work well together,” I’m on a plane leaving Charles De Gaulle Airport coming home to San Francisco. In an idle moment over the Atlantic, just past Ireland, almost at Iceland, with 7282 km to go, I open Magazine Air France, and on the front page a snow scene. Moscou ( Moscow). Turning the page, I’m looking at a spread, a few sentences with the title “Moscou en hiver” [Moscow in Winter] on the left hand page, ... More