Friday, December 31, 2004

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

"US author Susan Sontag dies at 71 "(BBC News : Obituary)

:: note :: . . . could never read enough of Sontag . . . always provocative . . . will be missed & only now review the writing . . . so it goes . . .

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

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:: note :: . . . decades ago beuys shaped my consciousness . . . this summer had an opportunity for my son to view a beuys work . . . he had questions I couldn't answer . . . not unusual . . . later that night we talked a lot . . . that's usually the way it is with work that worms its way into the soul . . .

Monday, December 27, 2004

Update:Agnes Martin 1912-2004 Memorium | Chris Ashley:Look, See:December 19-55

Sunday, December 26, 2004

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:: note :: . . . much to be thankful for in this sacred season . . . peace & grace to all especially those in need . . . events of today - everyday shake me to the core . . .

Friday, December 24, 2004

"Where did you learn it?" "I learned it during the course of my life." "Did your father teach you that?" "No. Let's say I learned it by myself..."

"This is an appealing view of learning since most of what we value in life we probably have not been taught in an educational sense of the word, but have learned it for ourselves through experience.

"The idea of erasing our personal history is alien to a culture that embraces the collection and distribution of information."(THE EXPERIENCE DESIGNER NETWORK:How do we learn the things we value most? |Carlos Castaneda: The World We All Know Is Only A Description)

:: note :: . . . learning and Castaneda . . . spent many a month devouring the works of Castaneda in my youth and awaited each new volume of the journey . . . whether they were historically 'true' or not they shaped my story . . . have learnt that many of the 'seeing' practices when consistently performed make profound changes in ways of seeing/being . . .

Thursday, December 23, 2004

"There's something inherently powerful about knowing your storyteller, knowing an artist, being a part of the world of the story. And there's something we lose when stories and/or storytellers are just commodities."(culturebot | artists in residence)

:: note :: . . . the issue is: "We don't think of theater companies as teams of artists anymore. They are simply temporary homes for "hot" directors and "star" actors -- and the shows they send to Broadway." . . . no lasting work came from "stars" . . . just check the theater history books . . .

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

"Brook's journeys have been a constant search for deeper ways of discovering "what is the essence of theatre" and "what can theatre uniquely do?". In their hunger for meaning, they have also been spiritual quests"(the Independent online | Peter Brook: The grand inquisitor)

:: note :: . . . the title 'if' .. comes from Brook's The Empty Space . . . much of the theater created under his name falls short of the wonderful writing and theory he produces . . . a writer of practice is much to be valued . . . the models survive as beacons to guide the others . . . his gift was to articulate the work around him . . . he illuminated many others . . .

Monday, December 20, 2004

"ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Saskatchewan-born painter Agnes Martin, who became one of the world's leading abstract artists, died Thursday. She was 92."(CBC Arts News | Fri, 17 Dec 2004)

A picture named bones

I can see humility

Delicate and white

It is satisfying

Just by itself. . .

And Trust

absolute trust

a gift

a precious gift

I would rather think of humility than

anything else.

Humility, the beautiful daughter

She cannot do either right or wrong

She does not do anything

All of her ways are empty

Infinitely light and delicate

She treads an even path.

Sweet, smiling, uninterrupted, free.

. . Agnes Martin 1973

"Words about visual art are always beside the point, and it's especially hard to say anything about art that is as drastically reduced as Agnes Martin's. How is it that Martin, with her evenly spaced horizontal and vertical lines and her hushed palette, has produced a body of work that is so moving? ... "(A r t of I n v i s i b i l i t y:The Clear, Moving Work of Agnes Martin By Jeffrey Lee [from an article originally published in weeklyWIRE, August 3rd, 1998])

:: note :: . . . paint tranquility . . . invisibility . . .