[-empyre-] creative powerlessness, expressive violence, performance
Johannes.Birringer at brunel.ac.uk
Tue Nov 18 06:23:18 EST 2014
- reflecting last week's discussion, which started, in my recollection, with Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos stating he would not wish to be here, but wish to be nowhere. His post examined the distinctions of violence, and violence as distinction.
I then asked him about his Iron Books (exhibition), and his just released book on Spatial Justice. Andreas has not returned [yet], but I found one of the Iron Books / Poems of the Posthuman, online
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the buoyant fighter
She was battling
with the world just as
she was battling with herself.
A wall extended
from one end of the horizon
to the other and
she kept bashing her head against it.
But then, one autumn evening, the wall
began waving like a seagull, soft and
bellowing and still vast. The wall had
turned into a white silent wing that was
lifting her up.
To fight is an act of angels.
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Thank you much for this.
And thank you Yoko for your humor and sharp spirit and for telling us about your performances. I take these as tremendous encouragement.
As I have taken Mine's poetic meetings as encouragement, as mentoring, helping me to learn how to be a better host for groups who come together creatively, as she practiced it with the
Leleg Institute Project in Bodrum, Turkey. When you were there, I had not yet left the environments I knew, but those one needs to leave too. I wanted to learn cooking for groups from you; talking outside under trees, listening to the drift. destan of soil.
Acéphale [derived from the Greek ἀκέφαλος (akephalos, literally "headless")] -- Jon pointing us in the direction of secret societies.
Yesterday, Volkstrauertrag (stilling) in the land of my ancestors.
a still day it was called.
ps: And as Alan Sondheim's music encourages me, music he sends out to the world all the time, in the hope someone might share, and listen.
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