Tracey Emin - Exorcism of the Last Painting I Ever Made (1996)
“Tracey Emin lived in a locked room in a gallery for fourteen days, with nothing but a lot of empty canvases and art materials, in an attempt to reconcile herself with paintings. Viewed through a series of wide-angle lenses embedded in the walls, Emin could be watched, stark naked, shaking off her painting demons. Starting by making images like the artists she admired (i.e. Egon Schiele, Edvard Munch, Yves Klein), Emin’s two-week art-therapy session resulted in a massive outpouring of autobiographical images, and the discovery of a style all her own. The room was extracted in its entirety, and now exists as an installation work.”
"We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom."
Leo Tolstoy (via thecalminside)
anonymous photo from The face in the lens, Robert Flynn Johnson
"You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame. How could you become new if you haven’t first become ashes?"
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche (via literarylines)
"In the end it’s all very simple. Either we give ourselves to Silence or we don’t."
Adyashati (via thecalminside)