Thought of the Day

I don't believe in morality, but I believe in ethical conduct as set out by His Holiness the Dalai Lama: "Ethical conduct = a way of behaving that respects others’ right to be happy".

Saturday, 10 October 2009

The last glimpse to the world before you die

Death Drive** Exhibition by Dean Rogers @ the Wapping Project in London

"Photograph that show the places where nine of our cultural heroes were killed in car crashes... Rogers took the images on the anniversary of the deaths, at the exact time of day they occurred, and in the precise position the car was before impact. Whereas some of the final photographs are rendered atmospheric by darkness, many reveal the rather banal landscape witnessed by the subjects in the final seconds before their deaths."

Jackson Pollock, August 11, 1956

James Dean, September 30, 1955

Marc Bolan, September 16, 1977

Princess Diana, August 31, 1997 

"Rogers is inviting you to a haunting, but I assure you that the effect is unexpectedly moving and life-affirming."

** "In classical Freudian psychoanalytic theory, the death drive ("Todestrieb") is the drive towards death, destruction and forgetfulness." Wikipedia

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