Notes on Melancholy, part 4

In my first note on melancholy I quoted the following question raised by Jacky Bowring, she asked: How can things that are sorrowful be beautiful? Louise Glück’s First Snow is not a theoretical answer, but a wonderful demonstration of something deeply sorrowful becoming almost unbearably beautiful – First Snow  by Louise Glück  Like a child, the earth’s going to…

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Apropos archive fever – Yesterday I talked about Dayanita Singh’s FILE ROOM triggering fear of chaos, fear of loosing control; a frightening thought indeed. But there is – as always when studying great art – more to uncover. This fear of mine, couldn’t it also be related to a kind of identification; all these documents…