Wednesday, August 20, 2003

"The barrier which Sontag feared might fall, has fallen. And still, we are lost in endless interpretations. However, I do accept and believe wholeheartedly her final words in the essay."(this Public Address 3.0: Against Interpretation: Jeff Ward)

"This is the first in a series of entries devoted to Susan Sontag's book, On Regarding the Pain of Others. Links to the next entry can be found at the bottom of each. There are a total of 20 entries for this book, each one illuminating and reflecting on a selected portion of the book. The process of writing these entries became a particularly personal journey as I worked my way through concerns and questions that have haunted me in my own work in art for many years."( Now Reading: Regarding the Pain of Others: Rick Visser)

"We begin as a mineral. We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again."(Rumi AD 1207-1273 found as a citation at the beginning of When the World Was Green - Joseph Chaikin and Sam Shepard)