so much to be uncertain about… #rhizo15

Well, this, for example: do you or do you not own art? ¬†Why would anyone say “I put no energy into my physical appearance?” ¬†Really? ¬†You don’t wear clothes? ¬†You’re disdaining¬†choices? I am fascinated by the passionate responses to Deleuze and Guattari – the refusal to read them, even while discussing their concepts; the wondering of how far one can go with a metaphor (that they say is not a metaphor) of the rhizome? I’ve been flying kites. ¬†Thinking of lines of flight. ¬†Walking beaches, sitting by campfires, even singing a Janis Joplin song in the dark of the woods. … Continue reading so much to be uncertain about… #rhizo15

Bricolage: “Those crunching noises pervading the air!” 1980 #rhizo15

I started thinking that, as in studying an art work one likes, it’s important to know the historical context out of which something came and I began working on this post. ¬†Given that this is the last (?) week of #rhizo15¬†¬†I realized that, imperfect and incomplete as it is, I better post it. ¬†It was an interesting exploration, not least because I realized how subjective my own sense of the 1980s was… ¬†your history-mileage may vary ūüôā All images except this, the middle one by Jennifer Bartlett and the last one are from 1980(ish) unless otherwise stated. As we investigate … Continue reading Bricolage: “Those crunching noises pervading the air!” 1980 #rhizo15

112 Scott Johnson Quotes: out of context and in no particular order. #rhizo15

‚ÄúThe radical, committed to human liberation, does not become the prisoner of a ‘circle of certainty’ within which reality is also imprisoned. On the contrary, the more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can better transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the … Continue reading 112 Scott Johnson Quotes: out of context and in no particular order. #rhizo15

What if Dave is Batman? #rhizo15

The question of week 4 in #rhizo15 is what happens if we don’t have Dave, the professor who dreamed up and organized the course and creates these great questions that initiate some of the best discussions I’ve been part of, on blogs, on twitter and on Facebook. ¬†I’ve even been compelled to take Google+ more seriously because I think I am missing out somehow. Something shapes us. ¬†Someone. ¬†Some event. ¬†The theory of Batman is that he is taught by his experience of a violent crime and the death of his parents to become the saviour of Gotham. ¬†If you … Continue reading What if Dave is Batman? #rhizo15

what counts? “Lives are no longer feeling like stories.” #rhizo15

“Pictures just come to my mind and I tell my heart to go ahead.” ¬†Howard Pippen At the Douglas Coupland exhibition,¬†everywhere is anywhere is anything¬†is everything,¬†there was not a wall or a room that wasn’t amazing and transformational to me, … Continue reading what counts? “Lives are no longer feeling like stories.” #rhizo15