Pina Bausch’s 1980

“The purpose is not to describe or represent bodies; bodies already have proper qualities, actions and passions, souls, in short forms, which are themselves bodies. Representations are bodies too.” A Thousand Plateaus, Chapter 3 The dance is superficial and exterior, a surface and a space. It offers itself already whole and completed. We are not …

1980

Knew deer. drove home late one night and accidentally. And it’s soft eyes back touch the ears and pull it into bed. Flinching. times the effort of the neck woke. , not to remember Soft its broken body was. & hooves. Notes: Stark one reason for the deer and, above all, how it died. “We …

Bergson: Notes on Pina Basuch

Repetition is a synthesis of time… in thinking about repitition you think about time, Bergson, contraction… If repetition is a synthesis of time, one has to ask what is the time of repetition? How do you synthesize memory and time? The passage of synthesis you arrive at the living present (The lived or living present)… How is it that the past sythesis …

Pina Bausch Thoughts: The Verb

Verbs-subject relationships expose a strategy of movement similar to the flows of dance. The dancer’s bodies are physical subjects, the material agency that dances. However, these bodies become abstracted. Actions, movements, and flux take over the body. While dancing, the person becomes an abstraction of movement: becoming-dance. This is not to say that the dancer’s …

Letter to T

Remember how excited we were after Ricardo (Dominguez) gave that talk in McKenzie’s class last summer. He said the new power was semantic, the way we control information. As writers, we got a real rise out of that, like maybe we weren’t wasting our time pouring over dictionaries and sending poems to grocery clerks. Writing …

Bluebeard02

Bluebeard

Not like bleeding, the dress, stinging red sun falling, or a cardinal clicking at the leaves just before the flying silent. No, the dress wasn’t ready to wipe itself from the thin spine, breasts, thighs. Clinging to the ribs, lifting off, clinging to itself and stopping. Something more that simply undressing itself. The record pin, …

Hans-Georg Gadamer Aesthetics and Hermeneutics

Hans-Georg Gadamer

Hans-Georg Gadamer – Exaggeration of metaphor – The work of art has something to say… And we should let it say it. – p 186: Art is an object or event (on-going event), not an expression of an artist. – Looking at a work of art or a performance is a moment of lookingitself. Looking …