‘History’, ‘Unscripted’ Historical Traces and the Fiction of Ownership in the work of Sven Augustijn

The starting-point of critical elaboration is the consciousness of what one really is, and is ‘knowing thyself’ as a product of the historical processes to date, which has deposited in you an infinity of traces, without leaving an inventory.

Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks, 1929

There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism.

Walter Benjamin, Theses on the Philosophy of History VII, 1940