Sunday, November 11, 2007

the origins of time

"the days and nights had the same colour, as if everything happened just before daybreak..."
(Giacometti on The Palace..., Minotaure, No. 3-4, 1933)

The Palace at 4 A.M. enigmatically and explicitly is about time. But, one could hardly say that this "time-structure" reveals
any suggestions of organic vitality. Its balance is fragile and precarious, and drained of all notions of energy, yet it has a
primordial grandeur. It takes one's mind to the very origins of time - to the fundamental memory.

All above from Robert Smithson's Quasi-Infinities and the Waning of Space, November 1966 (in collected writings)

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