Music is at once the most wonderful, the most alive of all the arts— it is the most abstract, the most perfect, the most pure— and the most sensual. I listen with my body and it is my body that aches in response to the passion and pathos embodied in this music.
Susan Sontag in Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963
Song: “I Hear Music” by Billie Holiday
Paper Installation by Benja Harney
From Lost at E Minor write up:
Benja Harney is a self-taught paper engineer based in Sydney, and he creates beautiful and complex works of art from a very delicate medium. Harney has been engineering high-quality pop-up books and paper constructions for the past six years, and his work is now on display in the Queen Victoria Building. Large, vibrant sculptures of lush foliage, blossoms, butterflies, dragon flies, and bees are suspended from the central dome of the building. This is Harney’s largest and most ambitious installation, and it is on display until the end of September.