"I did not want to have the name of my father [Lehner] any longer, nor that of my former husband Hollinger. My idea was to export from my 'outside' (heraus) and also export, from that port. The cigarette package was from a design and style that I could use, but it was not the inspiration."

nom de guerre (literally “war name” in french) suggests a persona for fighting a war or in contemporary times for cultural movers. VALIE EXPORT’s name is motivated by her personal feminism and politics. i know i am fighting but my name is not just for the sociopolitical sphere it is mine privately and for all (i guess maybe there is no distinction this means i am and must be always fighting?) but also we go to war for names so


i have spent a lot of time on this website and im not ready for someone to ask me what is it for


“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.”


not surehow i feeel about being able to type in darkness even though i cant see th ekeys


天無草帽大 thoughts
tang dixin’s Shooting the Moon (2016)
wanna also be able to float on bamboo on water but not exactly that because that is not mine want something of similar gravitas and meditative potential