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WRECKAGE

 
TINY COLOURS OF A NEW WORLD / GREY CLOUDS / JUST A MOMENT BEFORE A NEW LIFE / RADIOACTIVITY  
   

VANISHING SQUIRREL IN A VANISHING WORLD / FROM OUR EYES / VANISHING IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT WHICH IS NOT A NIGHT / IN THE DARK OF WHAT WE CAN'T SEE

16 . 06.2022

A SO FAINT MATTER STRONGLY GLUED WITH A KIND OF NOTHING

11 . 06.2022

«PEOPLE [...] PEERED INTO THE DARKNESS OUTSIDE THE CARRIAGE WINDOWS AND SAW ONLY A RARE, FLICKERING, VANISHING SPARK DANCE UP [...], A RED GLOW AND A THIN VEIL OF SMOKE DRIVING ACROSS THE STARS, AND THOUGHT THAT NOTHING MORE SERIOUS THAN A HEATH FIRE WAS HAPPENING.» [H.G. WELLS, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS]      

INTO THE BLACK ATOMS OF THE NIGHT / WITH A FAINT MATTER UNDER YOUR FEET / THE SAME MATTER OF YOUR SKIN AND BONES / SAME SILENCE AND ITS OPPOSITE . FOX

10 . 06.2022

«OUT OF TIME, OUT OF SPACE, OUT OF THE STRESS AND TRAGEDY OF IT ALL.» [H.G. WELLS, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS]      

LIKE A SQUIRREL, FOR EXAMPLE—

14 . 06.2022

«LIVING IS NO LAUGHING MATTER: / YOU MUST LIVE WITH GREAT SERIOUSNESS / LIKE A SQUIRREL, FOR EXAMPLE—»

[ON LIVING, NAZIM HIKMET]

     

QUITE DARK OUT HERE

14 . 06.2022

«[...] LIKE THE ASTRONAUT IN WEIGHTLESS SPACE, TURNS HELPLESSLY, WITH NOTHING TO GRAB HOLD OF.» [STANISŁAW LEM, HIGHCASTLE]      

WRECKAGE 2021 / A KIND OF NIGHT / DETAIL

    «THE EARTH AND THE GRASS GAVE OFF A SMELL OF RUST, RADIOACTIVE POOLS HAD ACCUMULATED AT THE BOTTOMS OF THE GULLIES, THE BIRDS DIDN'T SING BUT HOARSELY LAMENTED, AS IF BEWAILING THEIR DEATH AGONY, THERE WEREN'T ANY ANIMALS, AND THERE WASN'T EVEN ANY SYLVAN REPOSE - ON THEIR RIGHT AND ON THEIR LEFT EXPLOSIONS ERUPTED AND RUMBLED, GRAYISH-BLUE FUMES SWIRLED AND EDDIED AMONG THE BRANCHES, AND GUSTS OF WIND BROUGHT THE HARSH ROARING OF EXHAUSTED ENGINES...» [THE INHABITED ISLAND, ARKADY AND BORIS STRUGATSKY]  

WRECKAGE 2021 / TINY COLOURS OF A NEW WORLD / DETAIL

«HE COULDN'T TAKE A SINGLE STEP THERE WITHOUT RUNNING INTO IRON: DEAD, RUSTED-THROUGH IRON; IRON THAT WAS JUST LYING IN WAIT, READY TO KILL AT ANY MOMENT; IRON THAT WAS FURTIVELY STIRRING, TAKING AIM; IRON THAT WAS MOVING, BLINDLY.» [THE INHABITED ISLAND, ARKADY AND BORIS STRUGATSKY]      

WRECKAGE 2021 / TINY COLOURS OF A NEW WORLD

WRECKAGE 2021 / HARE / GREY NIGHT / NEW DAWN

WRECKAGE 2021 / DETAIL

«[...] AND EVEN THEN, IN THOSE TOYS THAT DELIGHTED THE EYE, THERE WAS SOMETHING PORTENTOUS, OMINOUS,THOUGH THE REDUCTION OF SCALE PRETENDED INNOCENCE. THE PRETTY TANKS HAD A SLIGHT REPUGNANCE ABOUT THEM, AS IF THEY WERE NOT ONLY AND SIMPLY THEMSELVES, AS IF SOMETHING WOULD BE HATCHING OR GROWING FROM THEM.» [STANISŁAW LEM, HIGHCASTLE]      
 
«IT WAS NOT FEAR THAT BLINDED ME, BUT THE ABSOLUTE. THE ABSOLUTE WAS THERE; I COULD FEEL IT.» [STANISŁAW LEM, HIGHCASTLE]      
    «AND SO IT WENT ON, DAY AND NIGHT, NIGHT AND DAY. IN THE DAYTIME THEY WENT OUT INTO THE FOREST, WHICH WASN'T A FOREST BUT AN OLD FORTIFIED AREA. IT WAS LITERALLY CRAWLING WITH AUTOMATED COMBAT DEVICES - SELF-PROPELLED GUNS, ROCKETS ON CATERPILLAR TRACKS, FLAMETHROWERS, AND GAS PROJECTORS - ALL OF WHICH STILL HADN'T DIED YET AFTER MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS. IT WAS STILL LIVING ITS OWN UNNECESSARY MECHANICAL LIFE, STILL TAKING AIM, VECTORING IN, AND BELCHING FORTH LEAD, FIRE, AND DEATH, AND ALL OF IT HAD TO BE STRANGLED, BLOWN UP, AND KILLED IN ORDER TO CLEAR A CORRIDOR FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF MORE RADIATION TOWERS.» [THE INHABITED ISLAND, ARKADY AND BORIS STRUGATSKY]  

WRECKAGE 2021 / DETAIL

WRECKAGE 2021 / A KIND OF NIGHT

WRECKAGE 2021 / HARE / GREY CLOUD

WRECKAGE 2021 / JUST A MOMENT BEFORE A NEW LIFE / DETAIL

WRECKAGE 2021 / JUST A MOMENT BEFORE A NEW LIFE

WRECKAGE 2021 / NEW LIFE / DETAIL

   

WRECKAGE 2021 / NEW LIFE / DETAIL

   
   

WRECKAGE 2021 / NEW LIFE