SCHELLING ON HEGEL: THE FOG IN WHICH ALL RABBITS ARE WHITE
Four white rabbits exhibited amongst an automated fog machine to form a metaphor about the Absolute.
In the preface of the Phenomenology of Spirit Hegel states that if in “the Absolute everything is the same [it is] to palm off the Absolute as the night in which, as the saying goes, all cows are black.” The analogy of the cows in the night is turned into a metaphor of white rabbits in white fog. This pun relies on the superficiality of the title's inversion, i.e. the rabbits express cows that express the failure in expressing a valid absolute – but the metaphor of failure is successful in itself.
The rabbits need constant surveillance and tending in their manifestation of the metaphor. Their successful embodiment of the Absolute are short spells of poetic bliss lost among mundane details of rabbit tending.