After a one and a half hour drive by car from Beijing’s city centre to the south the many skyscrapers and blocks begin to clear. The end of the city isn’t reached, but instead another micro cosmos which is not part of the everyday life in the Chinese capital: Abandoned, decayed buildings and curious looks mark the way to the artist Dai Chenlian. His studio lays in this remote part of the city where proper administration by the government doesn’t exist anymore.
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We are taking advice from philosopher and literary critic Walter Benjamin with pleasure, for instance: “Nulla dies sine linea [‘No day without a line’] — but there may well be weeks”. Have a look at The Writer’s Technique in Thirteen Theses put together by Maria Popova: Timeless Advice on Writing.