• The net, knotted out of thought-ends (Blue)

Millar, Jeremy, 2023, Art or design object, The net, knotted out of thought-ends (Blue)

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The net, knotted out of thought-ends (Blue)

Flit net shopping bag; lightbulb
Approx. 90 x 30 x 15 cm

At the beginning of his book Under the Dome: Walks with Paul Celan, Jean Daive writes:

‘A recollection: near Avenue Emile-Zola, Paul Celan looks for a grocery store. He buys a lightbulb that he puts in a huge netbag. Carrying the netted lightbulb he moves on in a lordly way. And the net hangs heavy.’

The netted bag, mostly empty, mostly nothing, yet hanging heavy with something that will bring lightness: this seemed a perfect image for Celan and his work.

The title of this sculpture is a line taken from Celan’s poem ‘Thick Easter smoke’, published in his 1970 collection Lichtzwang (Forced light).

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Copyright Holders: Jeremy Millar
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2024 10:13
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2024 10:13
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5718
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