So ist das Leben!
We are pleased to present a collection of paintings
by Huseyin Oylum at Babylon for one night.
Adress: Babylon, Alte Gasse 34, 60313 Frankfurt am Main
One Night Show: Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, 8.00 pm h
Gestures half-form, then end up in suffering
After walking a bit you’d rather go home
To sprawl in depression and lie on your bed,
Your body of sorrow’s heavy with presence.
Outside it’s hot and the sky is magnificent,
Life puts the bodies of the young in a spin
And nature calls them to the rite of spring
You’re alone, haunted by the image of nothing
And you feel the weight of flesh, and loneliness
And you don’t believe in life on this earth
Your worn-out heart flutters and struggles
And makes your limbs go heavy with blood,
You’ve forgotten how people make love,
Night falls like a sentence of death.
(in: Michel Houllebecq, The Art of Struggle,
Translation and Introduction by Delphine Grass
and Timothy Mathews, London 2010, p.9, www.almabooks.com/excerpts/Art_of_Struggle.pdf)