The astronomer and women’s rights activist Maria Mitchell undoubtedly knew (also) from her own experience about the enormous obstacles that were and still are put in the way of active women today, but even more so in the 19th century … Weiterlesen
This describes precisely the principle of collage, the development of which the artist Max Ernst worked on intensely in collaboration with other Dada artists: everything was cut or torn apart and then analytically re-coordinated and reconfigured in totally new relationships … Weiterlesen
The proximity to cogito ergo sumus springs to mind, but the point is not that we are when somebody is thinking – what is needed is action in the form of rebellion because rebellion with the purpose of bringing about … Weiterlesen
This sounds very much like existentialism, but it actually mirrors normal life: very much alive, we wind ourselves through constantly impending disasters by a hair’s breadth.
A romantic statement that, however, addresses something we probably all know: you should, and you desire to, take action – and then action becomes frustration because it is helpless, unsuccessful or too careless. And yet, so many hopes and desires … Weiterlesen
On the one hand it sounds self-confident, but on the other hand it demonstrates how difficult it is for women to receive obvious recognition for excellent performance. Especially when this is said by a scientist who was awarded the Nobel … Weiterlesen
This is not all that pessimistic a perspective for one’s own life, but it is simultaneously a critique of all that naïve chatter that claims to be realistic and true.
Reading this sentence, it is not clear whether Emmy Noether resigned herself to this statement, or whether she made it proudly, or simply pragmatically (as an insight into ignorant reality). But beyond that: How do we interpret this remark, regardless … Weiterlesen
Sounds paradoxical and also plays with this paradox, but is indeed very pragmatic and insightful: in the face of the total abstraction of the real, or of that we think is real, only that which, within the existing, appears to … Weiterlesen
Simple usually sounds so simple, but a simple life can be more complicated and unsatisfying than a stressful, perhaps even exhausting, but fulfilling life. An empty life, on the other hand, is boring at best, but more likely it is … Weiterlesen