why do I keep reading the same books

28 Jul 2011 - 9 Sep 2011

ntroduced by petra feriancová

exhibiting:
david raymond conroy
dorota kenderová
sharon kivland
jirka thyn
jaro varga
anabela žigová

repetition, tendency or a need to go over things, is a psychological and a
philosophical category, which creates a certain kind of reassurance―one
knows something that is recognizable will not threaten him or her. for samuel
butler the beginnings are always based on repetition. (life and habit, 1878).
"repetition is the happiness" said henry miller. søren kierkegaard writes
about a character who voluntarily gives up his relationship with a loved one,
because only their memory allows him to retain their ideal image. jacques
lacan makes an anology with the relationship between dante and beatrice.
kierkegaard’s character prefers remembering to living in reality and by
repeating selected moments from his memory he tries to achieve perfection.
god is perfection. for kierkegaard, his fear and awe of god is immense,
because they represent one’s conscience, which is marked by sin and
loneliness.((lutherans do not recognize confession). for kierkegaard,
recalling memories by repeating is also a desire and an attempt to slow down
the passage of time. recollecting versus repetition, or at least an endeavor
to reprise things that have occurred, together negate the fluent passage of
time.
whether it is the desire for perfection, which is a consequence of and also
an ambition of the reiteration of certain actions in relation to work and
production, or in the case of remembering and reminiscing (i.e. stopping
time)―repetition can be understood as a manifestation of a fundamental
human drive, which is the longing for eternal life.

petra feriancova

Exhibiting:

amt _ project why do I keep reading the same books

installation view .
david raymond conroy - Jaro varga

amt _ project why do I keep reading the same books

installation view .
dorota kenderová - david raymond conroy

amt _ project why do I keep reading the same books

installation view .
Jiri Thyn - Sharon Kivland

amt _ project why do I keep reading the same books

installation view .
anabela žigová - Jiri Thyn