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Arisleus Threefold Glass House

Glas, Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Paper Type DPII, Stahlvorfach mit Schlaufe zum Raubfischangeln, V2A Niro Edelstahlrohre Ø = 22mm, Edelstahl-Pressfitting Bogen 002 A 90° 22mm I/I M Kontur, Rohrschellen Dämmgulast verzinkt
(120 x 200 x 30 cm, Edelstahlrohre Ø 22 mm, Glasplatte 80 x 40 x 0.6 cm)
Art Cologne, 2015

Full Title: (Arisleus threefold glass house)

i just bought your glass plate and transferred the amount. i would like to ask you about the photos you uploaded with your offer on e-bay. would it be ok for me to use these pics for an art project and for a publication? It would be generous if you could sign over the copywrite of the photos to me Best Regards, -

i would ask you to please create your own photos. mfg

the thing is, for this project i’m particularly interested in the images uploaded by various vendors. do you think I could use the pictures if I provide that you retain the copyright for the images?

could you call my with regards to this matter. 0163xxxxxxx


"I told you the alchemistic myth of Arisleus and his companions. You remember he got into the threefold glass house under the sea, which means that he went into the unconscious and was caught in the threefold glass house. You see, that is correct psychologically: he was not only under the sea, which would be enough in itself but he was even shut into a threefold glass house, which means that he was completely isolated against his surroundings."

Nietzsche’s Zarathustra: Notes of the Seminar Given in 1934-1939 by C.G. Jung, Vol.2, (p.1485) First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. Online Version:


This project uses the online marketplace e-bay to engage vendors in a conversation about the authorship of their online photos. This destabilizes the convention of the typical form of exchange in web commerce. The disembodied representations of objects on the internet move like a silently ongoing drift beneath everything. Digital images on the online marketplace are regarded with little aesthetic intention or authorship beyond their primary purpose within the transaction. Bringing into question the image’s copyright identifies the digital information as a thing-in-itsel which goes far beyond their disposable function - one can imagine them being quickly deleted from cameras and hard drives after fulfilling their purpose. However, the representations grasp a hold of reality through the physical exchange of an object being shipped in the mail. The glass becoming image becoming digital information challenges the transience of image authorship in the digital age. Outside of it’s digital representation, a sheet of glass is in itself hard-to-grasp, being a translucent and
unphotogenic object. In this instance of internet commerce, the sheet of glass becomes a screen within the screen, a body behind the body. The web offer shows an object-turned-image. By printing them on archival paper and affixing it onto the very object itself, it then becomes image-turned-object. This transformation identifies a leap which actively blends virtual and material information.

Arisleus is escaping his trap from his threefold glass house under the sea.