dotism

  1. Absence

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    The No Show Museum

    The NO SHOW MUSEUM is the world’s first museum dedicated to 'nothing' and its various manifestations throughout the history of art.

  2. Impression

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    The Impressionists loved to paint bright, cheerful scenes of human life, an outdoor world of picnics and dances and cafés and fields, playing with natural colours that shift with light. For them, light was the joy of life, a palette of pleasures. But for me now, all I see in that light is the melancholy that it displaces and the gloom that lies beneath it. What on earth have I seen up until now? I could see nothing.

    Iwaki Kei, Farewell, My Orange, translation by Meredith McKinney

  3. Resounding

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    Every soap bubble held a sob, which echoed softly against the bathroom ceiling as it burst. Sob after sob resounded there, till at last their accumulated sounds came drifting back down with the pounding water to wrap her body like white feathers. There among the clouds of steam, Salimah's voice rose to a wail.

    Iwaki Kei, Farewell, My Orange, translation by Meredith McKinney