sum 20 – even when a train

20   [image; tenderloin opera co last week; sharper snaps coming soon]   Twentieth weekly post in the run-up to Silence: 2014, a cross-border artistic witness.   Questions? get to me at shadowtackle[at]sbcglobal[dot]net   Silence: December 2014 – Artists worldwide to practice silence through the month as they will, in …

problematic resiliency – 4/12/14

More from Art and Social Change – Bradley and Esche .   ‘The end of the 1980s saw important political and structural victories for neo-liberalism, and the end of the Soviet hegemony marked this shift in the balance of power. Industrial production increasingly was located in politically repressive, low-wage, low-rights …

temp – 4/11/14

Next up, from the intro to Art and Social Change – Bradley and Esche   ‘Practices that – from a Western modernist viewpoint might appear as the rejection of art or its subjugation to politics – have been theorised or defended by artists in many complex and far-reaching ways. The …

commitment – 4/10/14

We’re working through Skriker in playwriting class… some nice contextualization, here… Silence = beyond commodification? Maybe.   Bringing the Global Home: The Commitment of Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker –       Candice Amich ‘Refusing to offer facile solutions to the devastations of profit driven globalization, Churchill relies on formal innovation to communicate …

sum fourteen – 4/9/14

Sum Fourteen Fourteenth weekly sum of daily notes, in the run-up to Silence: 2014, a cross-border artistic witness. See the Soulographie site (soulographie dot org) for the day-to-day. Questions? get to me at shadowtackle[at]sbcglobal[dot]net   Silence: December 2014.   Artists worldwide to practice silence through the month as they will, …

sound – 4/8/14

] ] deep sound ] –       Fragment 29A, Sappho, translated by Anne Carson, in her book If Not, Winter.   The book is all Sappho, and so mostly fragments. But the fragmentary nature makes for a breathlessly energetic ride…

weather ghost – 4/7/14

Dear Weather Ghost,   When I held dead July in my arms you would not even let me do that.   Don’t visit.   *   Dear Weather Ghost,   A dune of the outside builds in me. I am not exiled, I am remote lands. I’ll order my acre. …

the gnat – 4/6/14

The Dickenson poem cited in the earlier Schechner post –   Wonder is not precisely Knowing 1331 Wonder—is not precisely Knowing And not precisely Knowing not— A beautiful but bleak condition He has not lived who has not felt— Suspense—is his maturer Sister— Whether Adult Delight is Pain Or of …

gaping – 4/4/14

Cassian: “Christ summoned Paul and spoke to him. He could have straightaway disclosed the road to perfection. He chooses instead to send him to Ananias and tells him to discover the way of truth from him: ‘Get up. Go into the city, and there you will be told what you …