It is to save man from the fear of death, so that he may be able to die!
To go forward into death! Not backwards into the womb. Out of the quicksands, out of the stagnant flux! This is the winter of life, and our drama is to secure a foothold so that life may go forward once again. But this foothold can only be gained on the dead bodies of those who are willing to die.
-Henry Miller, Wisdom of the Heart
[Marcelo Daldoce – The Hanging Garden]
Things that Talk: Animism
This is a great read on what makes objects come alive. Michael Taussig gives references to Walter Benjamin, storytellers and shamans. A look at the workers plight and the way objects gain souls through Continue reading An Ear to the Ground #6
Sometimes I am a rambling idiot. Twice this past month two different reporters have asked me, “why do you think it is important to support the arts?” I spewed on for couple of minutes without articulating exactly why I think it’s important to support the arts, so consider this my practice for the next time someone asks me.
I find it so obvious and important to support the arts, that the worn-out question turns me into a puddling slob. However, people will keep on asking because it will keep on being important. Another important thing that will not change: People like Continue reading How to Enhance Your Scene
Artful Noise : Dave Hickey – Romancing the Looky Loos
An essay on spectators and participants
[Photo: Nick Zinner, courtesy of the Anastasia Gallery]
I LUV Dave Hickey, one of the most interesting art critics out there. He quit writing art criticism in 2012 which is a great loss to us all. This essay is from the book Air Guitar, which Continue reading Ear to the Ground – 7/18/14