When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness
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Daily Manual - How to load a Zoé Tati art work
by Charlie Bonheur and Susan Horsens, Vaterpas Research Institute
It is hard to talk concretely about Zoé Tati's work of art, because her subject is, so often, aesthetic consciousness - what she calls "the re-imagined of the lost and found”. On the one hand, the works have the dashed-off look and feel of pop culture-inflected postmodernism, inspired by the radical innovations of Dada and French Surrealism. On the other hand, at their heart is a kind of high Romantic yearning for wholeness: In a sense the works are simply about being unable to give up that longing. At the center of a Zoé Tati work isn't usually a subject (à la Galina Walls) but a feeling (à la Jackson Pollock). That feeling is conjured up by the interplay between aesthetic conviction and amiably bland bewilderment; amid all the flotsam and jetsam of everyday life is the enduring hope that, as she puts it, "at last I shall see my family complete." The best thing to do, then, is not to try to understand the work but to try to take pleasure from their arrangement, the way you feel when you’re just walking around. It's only then, for some viewers, that the meaning begins to leak through.
About the Vaterpas:
The Vaterpas Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that features the Vaterpas Institute, the Vaterpas Foundation, the Vaterpas Museum, and the Vaterpas Research Institute. The Vaterpas Trust and Vaterpas programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Vaterpas Center in Copenhagen and the Vaterpas Villa in Ll. Elmue.
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The thread ended up on the floor,
where all threads go.
It became a permanent thing, like silver:
Every time you polish it, a little goes away.
Then the ducks arrived, it was raining.
Such a lot of going around and doing!
Sometimes they were in sordid sexual situations;
at others, a smidgen of fun would intrude on our day
which is there to be intruded on, anyway.
Its value, to us, is incommensurate
with, let's say, the concept of duration, which kills,
as surely as a serpent hiding behind a stump.
Our phrase books began to feel useless‹for once
you have learned a language, what is there to do but forget it?
Each illustration changes us.
To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.
see Sweeping any-space-whatever by Sam Renseiw
read The Gap: Documentary Truth between Reality and Perception by Randolph Jordan
That's what real love amounts to- letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending- performing. You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act-
One's own independent judgment is the means by which one must choose one's actions, but it is not a moral criterion nor a moral validation; only reference to a demonstrable principle can validate one's choices.
'I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown, which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments'