Curator's Key

Joan Jonas’s Reanimation 2010/12/13

— Better to be silent. That is what the glacier does. That is what the lilies of the field do. Are you sure the flowers are silent? If a sensitive microphone were placed beside them?

— As a matter of fact, others are ready to help. There is for instance the Weather; and there is the Law of Gravity; and last but not least, Time. ... No one is a match for them.

Texts in Reanimation, from Hálldor Laxness, Under the Glacier, 1968

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