Anodyne
Saturday, November 17, 2012
 
"Observed within performance arts, repetition oscillates between the always same notation (a drama or a lyrical text, a musical or choreographic score, etc.) and the always new performance. The performance complies with the notation, but it also interprets, disputes, reinvents it. If we perceive the notation as some sort of original and the performance as its copy, then the usual dynamic between copy and original will be reversed: The performance is unique and lives in the present, whereas the notation is a remote and rather abstract idea of it. The copy reinforces the notion of originality by altering the original. While in a sense 'repeating' the notation, the performance asserts its difference. It is different, or new, not only in terms of concept and medium, but in terms of temporality - it is different because always situated in a different moment."
 

Dad Loves His Work, 2013 (aka American Pictures)

Haddonfield, 2012-3

Harvey, 2011-3

Bayview, 2012

Pearblossom, 2013

Lahaina Banyen, 2012-3

I am also hot on the trail of a motif in the Okanagan Valley, but those pictures -- foreshadowing -- won't be presented in this exhibition.
Friday, November 16, 2012
 
The Shape Behind the Hedge - 1978 & Dramatic 2009 Recreation
 

Halloween, a screenplay by John Carpenter and Debra Hill

"Just try to understand what we're dealing with here. Don't underestimate it."
 

Thursday, November 15, 2012
 
For those in YVR: a very beautiful two-person exhibition guest curated by Aaron Peck is opening tonight @ CSA Space from 6-9pm.
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
 



Sketches for Haddonfield, 2012-3

"The pale features of a human face."
Monday, November 12, 2012
 

Peter Doig, White Canoe, 1990-1
 
"Reproductions are approximate, and judgement of their accuracy always subjective." (@greatdismal on product manufacturing, though also broadly applicable to certain photographs that appear here from time to time)
 
Mike Turner sent me this.  I'm not sure about all of it, but the excellent first stanza and certain other phrases, eg.,  "generalized ache" & "the teeth of singing" feel about right.

I Am the Steely Dan of Poetry 
Evonne Acevedo
 
Consider soul: etched in the deft
contours of jazz, palpable with static, in black jungle
swinging with lichens and tongues; the feverish nap
latitudinal with ghosts. And in the degrees between or above, absolute space, squirming color, a
Southern dawn involving syncopation and rapture.

To own soul, consider it lacking,
in the act of lack; or acting god, of God.
Cite the sad practitioner, the admitted journeyman
leaning on the organ, counting to four.
Dull youth and their neo-rapture, not ascending.
Girls with dead eyes
chewing and chewing, legs wide apart.

The executors of soul have several fingers and generalized ache –
one articulates the wound’s perimeter;
one picks the flesh to bits.
This former, rattling with masonry,
exemplifies, doubts,
illustrates and kneels,
crawls in his tracks; and thus flagellated into excellence
wipes the table, arranges the fruit.

This is the teeth of singing,
the Jesus of holidays.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
 

 

 

Philip K. Dick's house at the north end of Point Reyes Station
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Advice From The Ethicist: My Wife's Lover

Originally published in the NYT in July 2012, letter #2's quandry seems somewhat more relevant today.  (Via Lee Henderson, with thanks)

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