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: December 2014
Christmas Cracker event- The Reflection of my first live performance piece as well as the completion of the homemade bake sale task
The Christmas event known as the Christmas cracker, which is held by the university each year, was open for the public on the 18th December. They were entertained by live performances and cinematic films portrayed within the public space. They … Continue reading
During this week I decided to step out of my comfort zone of creating complex geometric patterns, which try to describe how our western society is interpreted with the use of long single lines of a pencil to the realm … Continue reading
Whilst attending the meeting of the end of year degree show, we were told that this Christmas we would have to create a Christmas exhibition. This would be entitled ‘The Christmas cracker’. We agreed that this was a great chance … Continue reading
On the 29th November I attended a class meeting, which advised us to create another pop up show. This display will then be shown to other students within the university. Whilst being told this information I debated whether it was … Continue reading