NOTES FROM THE EDGE

WHILE RIEUX LISTENEND TO THE CRIES OF JOY THAT ROSE FROM THE CITY, HE REMEMBERED THAT THIS HAPPINESS WAS CONSTANTLY THREATENED. FOR HE KNOWS WHAT WAS UNKNOWN TO THIS JOYFUL CROWD AND WHAT WAS WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS: THAT THE PLAGUE BACILLUS NEVER DIES OUT OR DISPPEARS, BUT CAN LIE DOMANT FOR DACADES IN THE FURNITURE AND THE LINEN, THAT IT WAITS PATIENTLY IN THE ROOMS, THE CELLARS, THE SUITCASES, THE HANDKERCHIEFS, AND THE BANDLES OF OLD PAPERS, AND THAT PERHAPS THE DAY WILL COME WHEN, TO THE MISFORTUNE AND INSTRUCTION OF THE PEOPLE, THE PLAGUE WILL AWAKEN ITS RATS AND SEND THEM OUT AGAIN TO DIE IN A HAPPY CITY. ALBERT CAMUS - THE PLAGUE (1947) **** SHOWN IN DECEMBER 2020 DURING THE GROUP EXHIBITION »NICHT VERFÜGBAR« AT THE GALERIE »SHOWCASE_20A« MUNICH