an evolving collection of prompts to clarify my thoughts and divert my parades of cowardice... time enough in a single day to experience all of hell, said Wittgenstein—also that not deceiving yourself is very hard work download the PDF: QuestionsInDigestion
Nick Cave’s art is a deeply hopeful gesture that reclaims the forgotten value in discarded objects—and, by extension, points to the forgotten parts of ourselves.
This is a shorter, revised version of my piece from in|DECISIVE|form, a collection by some of my CalArts Aesthetics & Politics colleagues. Watch the recorded presentation below (about 14 min.) or head over to Medium to read the text version (which Medium says should take you 7 min. — the mouth is half as fast as the eyes). As… Continue reading BEGIN BY DEGREE
We're at a cultural moment struggling to find our way out of false dilemmas: action-reaction, domination-submission, high-low, either-or ... they're all two faces of the same coin. What's the third thing? What's the next-order idea? The "and" that changes the conversation completely? In art, look to Robert Williams' "Rubberneck Manifesto," a profoundly honest perspective that… Continue reading YOUR LIBIDO WILL DO THE LOOKING
I went to sleep last night remembering Janice Porter and woke thinking of Incantations of My House, a book of poetry by Janet Rothbart that Janice illustrated. I found it in the fifth of my many boxes of stored books, while mourning doves low-talked in my yard. True. That book one of the few things… Continue reading WAKING WITH INCANTATIONS
The odd way news travels today ... a task to update a broken link to Janice's website turned into the discovery that, nearly a year ago, she died. Breast cancer. She's gone. And — as I look around my house — not gone. Strange how she has been and is with me every day, her… Continue reading REMEMBERING THE ? OF JANICE PORTER