Freud, Sigmund. General Psychological Theory. New York: Touchstone, 1997. 207-12. Print. in this moment, i am not so interested in this piece for its magic slate//perceptual system/mnemic system comparison [sorry, freud!]. as compelling as his constructed relationship between perception impulse and cathexis and consciousness may be, i am currently stimulated by his introductory comment on writing … Continue reading Mystic Writing Pad
Movement is a factor of the fact that you are actually evaporating. - William Forsythe, Programme-Chatelet something fascinating i'd like to linger on, for sure. but at the end of a sun-soaked day, my mind mostly only cares to loop through this scene in response to body-to-gas processes: will need to let Forsythe whirl around the subconscious … Continue reading evaporating-melting.
Something in the world forces us to think. This something is not an object of recognition, but a fundamental encounter. - Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition Digestions/Questions: what does it mean to encounter loss in the context of social media? how might the framing of the post/message impact/alter the thinking that ensues? why does the loss-encounter so … Continue reading encounter
From Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002) Moments to remember: sensation also presents a directly disjunctive self-coinciding ...It is always doubled by the feeling of having a feeling. It is self-referential ... The doubling of sensation does not assume a subjective splitting, and does not of itself constitute a distancing. … Continue reading Massumi, Brian. Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t [Sensation]
From Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002) When I think of my body, and ask what it does to earn that name, two things stand out. It moves. It feels. In fact, it does both at the same time. It moves as it feels, and it feels itself moving. … Continue reading Massumi, Brian. Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t [Movement]
scratching surfaces. pen, paper. fingernails, skin. [language is a skin: i rub my language against the other. it is as if i had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words barthes] soul friction. raw chafing. unable to penetrate dermis to meat. cord cut. leaving blood spilling from … Continue reading interrupted
lost two old [loved] friends this week. learned the news on facebook. thinking bout derrida's thoughts: [electronic communication] ... is on the way to transforming the entire public and private space of humanity, and first of all the limit between the private, the secret (private or public) and the public or the phenomenal. -jacques … Continue reading on mediated grief
Each intellectual act weaves a causal thread between a form of ignorance and a form of knowledge. No kind of social hierarchy can be predicated on this sense of distance (Rancière, Jacques. The Emancipated Spectator, 275).
Rancière, Jacques. The Emancipated Spectator, vol. 45, Artforum International Magazine, Inc, 2007. To remember: paradox of the spectator[:] there is no theater without ... but spectatorship is a bad thing[:] ... First, looking is deemed the opposite of knowing ... Second, looking is deemed the opposite of acting ... spectator is separate from capability ... … Continue reading Rancière, Jacques. The Emancipated Spectator
i miss this. make no mistake, there is a certain satisfaction, and even a thrill, in writing to learn/participate/synthesize. however. i also enjoy writing for the sake of writing, for the pleasure of the craft - the dynamic of furrowed brow, cramped fingers, agony meeting exquisite release, only to return to the same page with … Continue reading writing to write.