»The more ambitious art is, the more ruthless and uncaring it is about what actually belongs in the sorriest excuse for the world. This is why the greatest works tend to feel other-worldly, even though they may be down to earth as a painting of apples on a wooden table or a play about two men waiting for someone who never comes or the sound of silence that lasts exactly 4.33 min. They are composed of things we are all familiar with, but they are made in such a way that they seem to follow an entirely different set of rules, if they follow any rules at all. This is the way they feel other-worldly.«

Paul Chan
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