‘Darwin’s Theatre’

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Gabriel von Max, ‘Monkeys as Judges of Art’, 1889, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich

Tour De Babel

Time & Space Bruegel’s tower of Babel is representing vertically a spiral evolution of repetitive questions. He delivers an astonishing amount of possible answers in history and is finishing in the top of the tower with an open end, dealing with a linguistic crisis of the contemporary situation.

We too, Bakker & Blanc (BABL), have the impression that we are always working on a couple of iterative questions and each project we do is a small variation in the development of passed reflexions ending in a variety of possible and sometimes impossible answers.

6 Kairos

The ancient Greeks had two words for time: chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a proper or opportune time for action. What is happening when referring to kairos depends on who is using the word. While chronos is quantitative, kairos has a qualitative, permanent nature. For us, the kairological timeline is linked to the emotional value of a project, or the reminded intensity. The ‘Kairos-Mode’, in our eyes, is a kind of personal gallery of highlights throughout the chronological archive.