... like a dog without a bone

Nicholas Kleindienst

Heidegger’s Dasein is thrown into the world, finding its facticity as the given conditions of that world. That is, a Being finds itself existing in a physical position and the conditions of that position set the Being’s parameters for existence. Authentic existence, according to Heidegger, is when a Being realises its own existence rather than an existence ascribed from outside, by das man, a proverbial They.

Taking Aesop’s fable of The Tortoise and the Hare as an example of breaking free from the conditions of one’s existence, the exhibition questions the possibilities for living outside of one’s facticity.