Sissu Tarka says: Take off. The desire to live/stay on islands

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Sissu Tarka says: Take off. The desire to live/stay on islands is not inherited. In fact journeys in my childhood took place in no man’s land, sometimes arctic regions, Ural mountains, and around Mongolia. Infected by the diversity of language. Now there is the United Kingdom (actual home) ---- and Japan (imaginary virtual home). Plane associations: the death of Concorde (2003) and Wolfgang Tillmans’ 62 photographs in Concorde, artist book publ. 1997. The sky, terrorism, violence; the Dictionary of war http://dictionaryofwar.org/en-dict/videohowto. The Sine Wave Orchestra http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOKapm6PpAM. The silence of traffic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcHnL7aS64Y&feature=related.
Gilles Deleuze, Desert Island and Other Texts, 1953-1974: “Geographers say there are two kinds of islands . . . . Continental islands are accidental, derived islands. They are separated from a continent . . . . Oceanic islands are originary, essential islands. Some are formed from coral reefs . . . others emerge from underwater eruptions . . . . These two islands, continental and originary, reveal a profound opposition between ocean and island.” “Dreaming of islands . . . is dreaming of pulling away, or being already separate, far from any continent, of being lost and alone——or it is dreaming of starting from scratch, recreating, beginning anew.”