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Our civilization consumes everything around us

“Food is perhaps the most apt symbol of our civilization because in its insatiable aggression, our civilization consumes everything around us: nature, animals, whole ethnic groups, cultures… everything gets digested in its utilitarian maw only to be excreted as money – the excrement of our times.”

From Jidlo, Jan & Eva Švankmajer exhibition catalogue, Prague, 2004.
Translated by Tereza Stehlikova

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