The body as the unconscious. The body as mind. Landscape as the body. The mind as landscape. The dissolution of the self in the breakdown of inside/outside. The skin as conceptual membrane. Pain as knowledge. Pain as beauty. Satisfaction as stupification (as catatonia). The mortification of the appetites.
-Bill Viola, note, 1 January 1987
Is a circle an object of confinement or is normality an idea to separate oneself to live.
- Bradley Paul Andrews
Distance and nearness are attributes of bodies. The journeyings of spirits are after another sort. You journeyed from the embryo state to rationality without footsteps or stages or change of place. The journey of the soul involves not time and place. And my body learnt from the soul its mode of journeying. Now my body has renounced the bodily mode of journeying. It journeys secretly and without form, though under a form.
- Jallaludin Rumi, The Masnavi (Reasons for knocking at an Empty House, London 1995)
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
Monthly Archives: October 2014
How does one valve an artwork within the contemporary market, is it measured by the material of said work or is it calculated by the valve of the artist? Meaning the idea of when an artist controls a vast amount … Continue reading
When you grow up, you tend to get told the world is the way that it is. Your life is just living your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much but that is a … Continue reading
I was looking at information of what ‘normality’ represents to me. A shape that would trap something within its path. A shape that has no sides, which is a continuous loop of a structure. This shows a link of how … Continue reading
The separating line divides life, separating society, considering the interpretation of the fragmental line.
I came across an idea of breaking the term society into a simple shape. I chose a circle as it reminds me of something that would confine an object or being. It may also refer to the idea of the … Continue reading