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His teacher at med school called him a minotaur who swallows other people’s labyrinths. Good I’ll do psychiatry he said.
Paal-Helge Haugen. Meditations on Georges de La Tour. Translated by Roger Greenwald.
The simplest question gets lost in labyrinths
of incomplete answers, broken connections
Carla Harryman. Adorno’s Noise.
The conceptual artist and artwriter, Robert Smithson, opens his essay “Quasi-Infinities and the Waning of Space” by stating that a labyrinth is “a first obstruction which the mind will pass through in an instant, thus eliminating the spatial problem.” The labyrinth he refers to is a diagram on a two-dimensional surface.
Robert Smithson. “Quasi-Infinities and the Waning of Space” in Arts Magazine Vol. II, November 1966.
The first obstacle shall be a labyrinth through which the mind will pass in an instant, thus eliminating the spatial problem.
Note “obstacle” not “obstruction”. Note further that the event is cast in the future — the passing through has yet to occur. The illustration referenced by Smithson and picked up upon by Harryman is the labyrinth on the floor of the Amiens cathedral. Smithson continues in what could be considered as the language of quest “the next encounter […]”.
And so for day 1174