SJ: 3. Time is in the part, not in the whole

The Hedgehog clock, created by Minister James Hartman, is a sensitive comment on the philosophy of Novalis. Das allgemeine Brouillon, a collection of fragments by Novalis do not have too many readers today but there he expresses the thought that only the fragment has time. The Whole, the Absolute has no time. When time enters in the fragment it creates chaos, but in creating a new fragment it will be possible to show the existence of the Absolute in between these creations. That is from: one hedgehog to the next, look in between.

The Novalis Hedgehog Clock (Photo: James Hartman)

Lars Vilks

Lars Vilks was the artist behind Nimis and Arx, and the Founder and State Secretary of Ladonia. He also served as Editor Emeritus the Ladonia Herald.

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  1. did you actually kill a hedgehog so you could jab a clock into its stumich. What the hell is wrong with you?

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