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Maryoni Berlin, Sunai Terms Art

Terms – Art

What do you call something that is everywhere, can appeal to all five senses, stirs up hatred and obsession in equal measure, and can torture as well as tantalize? You might think that I’m referring to the omnipresent nature of sex and sensuality from our previous article– and in many ways, I am- and also …

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Venus in Furs

Having touched upon the workings of Venus elsewhere, we caught inspiration to have closer look at Her and one of Her more famous contemporary emanations – one that is problematic in the sense, that it uses the fur of sentient beings (obviously taken from them in a nonconsensual way to say the least) to depict …

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Rosaleen Norton

meanwhile in London…

…at Kings Cross to be perfectly precise. Well, ok not exactly meanwhile – but let’s just take a somewhat relaxed perspective on the concept and linearity of time, shall we? By mere chance I came across this article in the Guardian that introduced me to the work of Rosaleen Norton – the ‘infamous witch of …

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The Pornographic Imagination by Susan Sontag – a recommendation

Susan Sontag was an American political activist, writer, teacher and film maker. She wrote mostly essays, on a variety of topics including photography, culture, human rights, and leftist ideology. Though some call her controversial, Sontag is clearly an incredibly influential critic- one that is just as thought provoking now as she was decades ago. Having …

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The Complaint of Nature (de planctu naturae) – a recommendation

At times we find inspiration in the most unexpected spots. This post is an example of such. For purposes unrelated to the Sunai Institute the author has looked at religious sources of humanity’s somewhat imbalanced relation to nature in general and fellow sentient beings in particular. In doing so two things came to mind which …

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