"Habitualization devours works, clothes, furniture, one’s wife, and the fear of war. And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony. The technique of art is to make objects “unfamiliar”, to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception, [removing] from objects the automatism of perception."

- Viktor Shklovsky, Art as Device (1917).
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