Fin de Siècle

“I paint a light that emanates from all bodies”

“The electrified modern world electrified minds as well as bodies that, in Schiele’s words, were ‘endowed with sight’ and now braved the racing current unleashed by these apparatuses and contexts: radio, cinema, photography, the rotary printing press. As bodies careened into patterns of performative repetition because of the machine-like movements demanded by industrial labour, the spirits melded new technological developments to ancient concerns…”

– This text appears in Spike #58. You can buy it in our online shop –