Tag II February 2007: A Solo Exhibition at X Gallery, Bungendore
Tag II Tony Stewart
X Gallery, 32 Gibraltar Street, Bungendore NSW, 22 February to 22 April, 2007
On suggestions by friends and mentors, I decided to revisit the Tag Exhibition with a smaller version in a different location. This was also a first for me in moving a major exhibition into what could in effect be called a smaller travelling exhibition, except only to one place and not that far.
What is History? Has love influenced history? Has history influenced love?
I had thought I’d get onto the meat of this series, but I’ve been diverted again by a charming topic reminiscent of What is history 2: Sleep patterns. This article is about love and how as with sleep patterns, which were modified by gas and then electric lighting, love has been derailed in modern times by a maladaptive and impossible dream.
What follows is my summary and commentary on Chapter 1: Love in a book by Roman Krznaric called The Wonder Box: Curious histories of how to live 2011.
Classic SciFi 8: Ursula K Le Guin, The Word for World is Forest, 1972
The Word for World Is Forest is a science fiction novella by Ursula K. Le Guin, first published in 1972 in the anthology Again, Dangerous Visions, and published as a separate book in 1976.
Dangerous Visions 1967 was a path-breaking collection of stories edited by Harlan Ellison that helped to define the new wave of Science Fiction, particularly in its depictions of sex in science fiction. Dangerous Visions: almost single-handedly… changed the way people thought about science fiction wrote Editor/Writer Al Sarrantonio. (Wikipedia)
I read Dangerous Visions when I was in Canada in the early 1970s and it certainly had that effect on my girlfriend and I. I remember one story in particular where a person masturbating with a crucifix achieves time travel. My memory may be faulty but the flavour is not.
Again, Dangerous Visions 1972 though not as path-breaking was a worthy sequel. The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin won a Hugo for Best Novella, which we also read in 1973 in Canada.