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|Monday, 18 February 2002||December 2001 January 2001 Bean Expired Crossroad March 2002 April 2002|
The couch potato
The world does not go beyond the circle of familiarity.
There is a vague concept of other territories, but they remain out of sight. That the circle overlaps with other areas goes unnoticed.
Kunsthalin Rotterdam (kunsthal.nl). I feel uncomfortable on this foreign terrain. The differences strike me:
I feel like a tourist, focussing on the new and unknown. The world at home is still known, but out of focus.
Winters van weleer, Dutch winter landscapes from the 15th till 18th century. People on wooden skates, frozen fields with little bridges are familiar sights.
A lot of things from the present are absent. I did not have time yet to explore the unknown.
I feel like an immigrant who has just arrived in the past.