Category Archives: Other's Words

Forbidden Fictions / Nohow On

I have some books sitting by my desk that are only sitting here because I need to transcribe some passages from them before they go either back onto my shelf or into my “to sell”pile. from FORBIDDEN FICTIONS: PORNOGRAPHY AND … Continue reading

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“Towards the end of the fifties, Nitsch experienced the death of language, its reduction to mere forms deprived of direct reality. His first actions in the sixties were formulated from a desire to make the spectator live directly, to make … Continue reading

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Notes On DANIELLE COLLOBERT’S AUX ENVIRONS D’UN FILM: POETIC WRITING ON THE BRINK OF CINEMA by Christophe Wall-Romana

(from Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Vol. 9, No. 3 September 2005, pp. 265-273) “…the psychosexual entanglement of experience with alterity” “personal and esthetic choices: her mathematically exact point final is, after all, ultimate proof of the poet’s attention to … Continue reading

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Notes from ART IN THE DARK by Thomas McEvilley

“This involves a presupposition that art is not a set of objects but an attitude toward objects, or a cognitive stance (as Oscar Wilde suggested, not a thing, but a way.) If one were to adopt such a stance to … Continue reading

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GREGOR SCHNEIDER

Today I read the Weisse Folter catalog for Gregor Schneider’s show at K21 in 2007. I’ve been a fan of Schneider since I found out about him my freshman year of college, and it’s been kind of amazing to follow … Continue reading

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Notes from THE QUICK AND THE DEAD Catalog

‘As Gino De Dominicis summarized, “invisibility is a form of immortality.”‘ (35) (About Lygia Clark) ‘She dreamed of being inside a house, looking out, and having that inside become the outside; coupled with her sense that “the house is the … Continue reading

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THROW YOURSELF OUT AND SEE IF IT MAKES ME COME

That reminds me of a hot summer night in New York during those years. I was on the twelfth floor with a young film actress, brunette and extremely attractive. The window was open, we’d smoked quite a lot of hash, … Continue reading

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Reason to Revisit Kafka

“I believe that you should only read books that bite and sting. If the book we are reading doesn’t hit us like a fist on the head, why are we reading the book? For it to make us happy, you … Continue reading

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Paul Sharits & The Metaphysics of Material Film

“I wish to abandon imitation and illusion and enter directly into the higher drama of: celluloid, two dimensional strips; individual rectangular frames; the nature of sprockets and emulsion; projector operations; the three dimensional reflective screen surface; the retinal screen; optic … Continue reading

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TRACES OF LIGHT: AN INTERVIEW WITH THEIRRY KUNTZEL

I requested this article through interlibrary loan, and the PDF they sent me was almost impossible to read, so I retyped the whole thing for posterity. I thought I would post it here. From ARTLINK, Volume 10 No 4 Summer … Continue reading

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