Pensive Mechanical Bodhisattva

The Hollow Men by TS Eliot

Here we go round the prickly pear
Prickly pear prickly pear
Here we go round the prickly pear
At five o'clock in the morning.

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Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow
For Thine is the Kingdom

Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow
Life is very long

 

 

Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
And the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow
For Thine is the Kingdom

For Thine is
Life is
For Thine is the

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

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Images from top to bottom:

Damien Hirst. An Unreasonable Fear of Death and Dying, 2000.

Yeni & Nan’s performance from Simbolismo de la cristalización (Araya) series, 1984-2010.

Zi Won Wang. Pensive Mechanical Bodhisattva, 2010.

Bea Camacho. Efface, 2008. Single-channel video. 

 

 

Soojin Chang