. picking Pheobe up from school a bit later....wonder what smiles will arrive....
. the 'free cinema' box set keeps revealing treasures....as does the great BFI dvd 'secrets of nature'
Popular posts from this blog
this post is about words echoing sounded sounding
most important for me, Pheobe, reading her found text pieces such an uncomplicated adventurous creating
through being her father, knowing her everyday I have found more music in a single half uttered
part-word from her than anywhere else
Jenny again, thinking of how names, the sound of names, of words (not their meaning) echo
'Jenny, tonight the mock brine of a luna sea'
that was 1985
if I hear the name jenny, or the noun, I hear that lyric being sung (and I remember some sense of that time - and Julia. I remember we held hands, to keep connected, whilst being tussled back and forth in a small audience on that band's first tour, c…
constructing narrative weaves - architectures reasonable (more than) to say a book as object as wasted opportunity as a less heavy stamp, perhaps a light removal of dust (a layer at least) still a splinter still a place imposed
what an odd book this is, though taschenist so no surprise perhaps. 87 women of the bauhaus - a much needed chance to redress the balance, to offer some correction to the history, to counter the impositions throughout their lives - for their work at least, for their contributions. yet, no work is included. instead we see the women themselves - visible - but as visual elements in the history; to be looked at, their work not given even equal visibility, not given any.
if one reads from the various histories of the fluxus movement and its infleunces there is always mention of its truly international scope: Scandinavia, Netherlands, Japan, Britain, America etc. One can find reference to apparently highly active art scenes in cities around the world. Hints at the influence of elements of the Bauhaus movement, the Surrealists, the Existentialists, Dada and certain aspects of the Black Mountain College. However most books on the form tend to gravitate towards the US and some focus on the classes that Cage ran at the New York School for Social Research between 1957-1959 as being some kind of point at which several of the key concepts took shape, or at least a reflection of that process. let's put aside the fact that Cage was not alone in running classes involving chance, indeterminacy, instruction / graphic scores and actions at the time (in the US and elsewhere), and that the factor of being held in New Yor…