Nils Röller: Jabès compass

Freedom: a flint stone in the desert sand, a flint stone on board a sinking ship. Flint stone, threshold, book, desert are words used by Jabès that allow actions and forms of movement in the tension between the power and the impotence of man and God to appear. Ship, whirl, sling, clock, machine – words used by Descartes to evoke images in an attempt to convince. They help the structure, and plead for an understanding of the congruity, the machinery of Descartes’ principles.

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