The gift of Time

Somewhere around 1950 Georges Bataille gave Le Corbusier a copy of his book La Park Maudite, essai d'econmie (The Accursed Share) in which the following passage was marked and underlined by Corb:
This useless consumption is what suits me, once my concern for the morrow is removed. And if i thus consume immoderately, i reveal to my fellow beings that which i am intimately: Consumption is the way in which separate beings communicate. Everything shows through, everything is open and infinite between those who consume intensely. But nothing counts then; violence is released and it breaks forth without limits, as the heat increases.
This passage represents the so called "productive expenditures" or activities which, considered in primitive terms, has no end beyond itself (surrealism and architecture, Tomas Mical). Corbusier noted the word "fusion" which is believed to reference The Poem of the Right Angle,  which he composed over a period of seven years, from 1947-1953. 

Fusion (Red)
Do not overwhelm then he
who wants to take his part of the
risks of life - Let
the metals fuse
tolerate the alchemists who
besides leave you outside
the cause
 All the buildings we design are projected into the future, so it is hard to disregard the morrow and the immoderate disposition of the irresponsible consumer. "But nothing counts then; violence is released and it breaks forth without limits, as the heat increases."

Coal Mines Hunter Valley


Its hard to comprehend the size of these, check the scale. Coal Loaders Kooragang

Kooragang Coal Loaders

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