Fly Files

Fly Files

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Last Sold for: 2.25 ETH ($865.57)

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The work deals both with the question of the ethical limits and dangers of scientific research (as in the film "The Fly"), the philosophical and sociological consequences of a transformation (as in Kafka's "The Metamorphosis"), and not least with the question of what actually distinguishes us humans from insects.

"Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.
Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?
For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.
If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;
Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die."

- William Blake (1794)

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