POST 9: From Ground Up

forget the outcome_

ultra-sonic vibrations

assist in the body t(h)rust.

My micro-cupped exhibiting sensors


taught to be on high-flexibility mode.

Walking & drawing inside of a line (again).

Post 8: Poem for September

An arable land, cheap as dirt from ground up.

This hand on the land

the nod-land (to natives

an arrowhead picked out of soil)

back shift in memory to treed hill, deer, & hunger

The lay of the land is as the line of land, and always - plats, plates shift

our bodies are never finished without their context, place & space.


Post 7: Our body is not in space like things...

Our body is not in space like things; it inhabits space. It applies itself to space like a hand or instrument; and when we wish to move about we do not move the body as we move an object.

We transport it without instruments as if by magic, since it is ours, and because through it, we have direct access to space. For us the body is much more than an instrument or a means; it is our expression in the world, the visible form of our intentions.

Even our most secret affective movements, those most deeply tied to the humoral infrastructure, help to shape our perception of things.

from ”The Primacy of Perception,” Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Post 6: Fitting in

Walking enacts lines in space: composing by the placement of the body into the drawings. Stand between two trees, and look down the hill. Stand behind bamboo, look up the hill for a different view & sense of space. We are always selecting and placing our bodies into spaces – social spaces most often seems first in our minds. Of course this happens so frequently that we most often take for granted the non-human relationships. But our bodies in space and time are always first and foremost the fabric of life and energy. Our bodies are always adjacent to other objects - and in this sense, we are always trying to ‘fit in’.

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Post 5: a man sits behind a line

a man sits behind a line
and is gone
move the line
he reappears
some times,
we don’t use words
we can’t look at each other
words hide within lines
lines create disappearances

-India Radfar

Do not build your life on the quotes of others… so she tells herself.

But then, there are these others, women like India & Tsering Wangmo.

Post 4: The land can not be laid waste...

The internal and external horizon of my skin, interpenetrating with yours wears away at the edge, their limits, their solidity. Creating another space outside their framework. An opening of openness. And encounter of countries and of clearings laying out an other, others which create air, light, time. There is always more place, more places, unless they are immediately appropriated. The land can not be laid waste if spaciality is produced by our bodies. 

                -Elemental Passions, Luce Irigaray, p. 59.

Post 3: In Motion you Speak


Let me draw your marrow / morrow

       you can add to it

                I will give it to you


The window is open a crack

     bird call through a slip

in mo(u)rning

wings turned inside

out       but shared,

            mind & veins pulsing    working still...

hands wrapped in messiness - together & equal

I walk toward myself

It's not about the money



In motion you speak

The language that language is based on

In motion you draw yourself out…

In motion you see the things that others can not see

In motion you cannot

always see what your body knows.

In motion your hand leaves a print.

a trace

a touch, fused with sight

a pressure, a weight



Cowardice + FEAR + Obliviousness + Lack of Empathy + SILENCE = Treachery



No illusion

      leaning toward

what lies beneath

Post 2: MLK's Words

We are tied together in a single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never been what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made, this is the way it is structured.

Martin Luther King at his last sermon in Washington DC / March 31, 1968

Post 1: remembering Ineke

Out of the Blue (Next Day)

Then, residue at the border
the edge of breath

no settled history
no known future
refugees at shore,
waves against land

The ocean sweeps in,
pull down, take hold

Captive paralysis
against slate gray sky

Bone marrow gone,
no longer immune,
no care to being
Sand in the eyes

This place in a day
a puff of wind.
     -Renee van der Stelt, Kaus Australis, 2013

Draw a straight line, and follow it.
     -La Monte Young, October 14, 1935

Behind and before self-expression is a developing awareness in the mind that effects the work. This developing awareness I will also call "the work." It is a most important part of the work. There is the work in our minds, the work in our hands, and the work as a result.
     -Agnes Martin, 1950

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