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: January 2015
After spending a few weeks looking at how I’m able to capture the work that I’m creating through video and really question to why I’m obsessed with trying to represent society through lines, Bruce Nauman has really got me to … Continue reading
For the past two weeks I have been focusing on the works of Bruce Nauman, I was recommended by a tutor to observe his dramatic performance films. The reason for this being the fact that he was able to see … Continue reading
When performing these endurance drawings I have built a stronger relationship between my body as an object and my mind as a representation of the thing. My mind is able to share a connection with my body creating its own … Continue reading