Ole Fogh Kirkeby
The Deep Storage Project
Are we able to stop time?
At least we could fight it
By a shooting star falling from our dreams into the bottomless sea.
To fire a star able to resist the pressure
And filled with traces of memory
Meant to hibernate inside time
A hostage of the virtual
But also of that which we could still have been.
Technological Christus Victor
A sacrifice to our own destruction of Nature
An atonement with an angry mother god – this time –
The blood of man
A descent to the icy hell
Waiting 500 years for ascension.
To ally with evolution by encapsulating in it
In order to be found finally
As traces of a lost time
As memories of the future
That is the ultimate gift
Can be the generosity of the creature to the creatures
And then one day the miracle has come
A star of steel and ice
Soaring to the hemisphere
From the ocean’s bottom
The message to the multiverses
That life has been here
Ole Fogh Kirkeby, Poet, Professor , Dr.phil. , Copenhagen Business School, Dep. of Management, Politics and Philosophy, 2010