The Knife - Shaking The Habitual - The Interview
"The way we think and speak arises out of decisions our language has already made for us: language discreetly dictates to its users—in an invisible manner—self-evident assumptions and proscriptions that are inscribed in its grammar (which is, by definition, imperceptible from inside the language). In order for grammar to appear as such, one must dislodge one’s language from its self-presence, from its assumptions and proscriptions, by subjecting them to the otherness of a different grammar, by putting them in question through the medium of a foreign language."
Shoshana Felman, Writing and Madness
"… languages are not sciences of one another, you cannot match them item for item."
Anne Carson on translation
Doug Aitken - MIRROR HAPPENING
Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The “Little” Tower of Babel (1563)
"So this was the rest of his life. It felt like a party to which he’d been invited, but at an address he couldn’t actually locate. Someone must be having fun at it, this life of his; only, right at the moment, it wasn’t him."
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake