Charles Cowling
    Posted by Vale Over in the New York Review of Books there’s a conversation with South African artist William Kentridge that includes this video. Danse Macabre, Dance of Fools he seems to be saying that all life presses on to…Well the video ends with a black hole. Although
Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale At the Southbank Deathfest in January one of the best features was the wall that invited people to write down what it was that they wanted to do before they died. The idea began in New Orleans when artist Candy Chang pasted the first ‘Before I Die’
Charles Cowling
  Posted by Vale Is death a he or a she? (Question taken  from the Surrealist Philosophy Exam
Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale When I was at school there was a short lived craze for making yourself faint. If I recall, you hyperventilated and then got a friend to squeeze you round the chest, at which point you passed out. It’s now claimed that this is equivalent to a near