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’.Read More
a man sits behind a line
and is gone
move the line
we don’t use words
we can’t look at each other
words hide within lines
lines create disappearances
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.
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.
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
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 touch, fused with sight
a pressure, a weight
Cowardice + FEAR + Obliviousness + Lack of Empathy + SILENCE = Treachery
what lies beneath
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
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
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