Tuesday, July 22, 2014

so I dance

I feel empty, so I dance to fill the void. 
I am scared, so I dance to prepare for war. 
I feel sexy, so I dance to bring on the kisses. 
I am confused, so I dance to channel clarity.

art is that of living

“I like living, breathing better than working...my art is that of living. Each second, each breath is a work which is inscribed nowhere, which is neither visual nor cerebral, it's a sort of constant euphoria.”


― Marcel Duchamp

body

The Body is a Catalytic Machine for Experimentation.

It must be used, explored, and researched.

We are only now beginning to understand its power to create medicines, social change, art, expression, emotions, health, earth, law, politics, and life.

I am an experiential artist, in the process of researching the flesh bound body. An explorer of corporeal topography.

#tears

"Fight for every inch with everything you have. Turn your rage, sadness, and loneliness into blood, sweat, and tears. Get the result. That's all that matters. To let your progress stagnate out of laziness to betray yourself. 
I now feel this in my bones, and I will never betray myself with my laziness again."

--Patrick Hart

mourning

I am still in love with a memory. 
I am in love with an illusion of the past. 
Its destruction is impossible, it is a part of me. 
I mourn its death, it miss its comfort and cuddles.
To let go, to lose it, is to find peace. 
To hold it tightly, 
is to obsess 
be addicted to a thing already gone--wasting myself away on nothing...
what is this loss I feel?
what is this misery?

Ten Rules

Rule 1: Find a place you trust and then try trusting it for a while. 

Rule 2: General Duties of a Learner: Pull everything out of your leaders, and pull everything out of your peers.

Rule 3: General Duties of a Leader: Pull everything out of your learners. 

Rule 4: Consider Everything an Experiment.

Rule 5: Be Self-Disciplined. This means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way. 

Rule 6: Nothing is a Mistake. There is no win and no fail. There is only make! 

Rule 7: THE ONLY RULE IS WORK. If you work it will lead to something. It's the people who do all of the work all the time who eventually catch on to things.

Rule 8: Don't try to create and analyze at the same time. They are different processes. 

Rule 9: Be Happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself: it's lighter than you think. Find the joy in everything, pull the joy out of everything. 

Rule 10: "we're breaking all of the rules. Even our own rules. And how do we do that? By leaving plenty of room for X-quantities" --John Cage


Hints:
always be around. come or go to everything. always go to classes. read anything you can get your hands on. look at movie carefully, often. save everything--it might come in handy later. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

friendships

a deep dark unconditional love made of light, 

for art, dance, expression, creativity.

a deep dark glitter takes flight,

for love, poison, pain, pleasure.