Feb 3, 2016

Turning Point

Turning Point

"How should we take account of, question, describe what happens every day and recurs every day: the banal, the quotidian, the obvious, the common, the ordinary, the infra-ordinary, the background noise, the habitual? How are we to speak of these common things, how to track them down, how to flush them out, wrest them from the dross in which they are mired, how to give them meaning, a tongue, to let them finally, speak of what it is, who we are."  --Georges Perec

1 comment:

  1. ... been a long time I didn't look at your blog, and to find a Georges Pérec quote! "What happens really (not the news in newspaper), what we live, the rest, the whole rest, where is it?..." Ce qui se passe vraiment, ce que nous vivons, le reste, tout le reste, où est-il ? Ce qui se passe chaque jour et qui revient chaque jour, le banal, le quotidien, l’évident, le commun, l’ordinaire, le bruit de fond, l’habituel, comment en rendre compte, comment l’interroger, comment le décrire ?" (in L'infra-ordinaire). Cheers! Rachel D.