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moving ideologies 4: beginnings and endings

The beginnings and the endings of movement are the fixed poles of what we might call choreography. Generally we’re concerned with what goes on in between these, in the musicality and dynamics of the body in time and the shapes … Continue reading

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albers

It should be clear by now that our way of studying color does not start with the past – neither with works of the past nor with its theories. As we begin principally with the material, color itself, and its … Continue reading

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agamben 2

Even knowledge, in the final analysis, maintains a relationship with ignorance. But it does so through repression or, in an even more effective and potent way, presupposition. The unknown is that which knowledge presupposes as the unexplored country to be … Continue reading

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zeami 6

In that instant of unconscious response before cognition, was the emotion felt not one of pure joy? And might not that appearance of a smile, without self-awareness, surpassing words, express the fact that “ from the first, not a thing … Continue reading

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market worth (cont.)

When thinking about art as a practice rather than a career, just what is ‘a practice’ and how can it be meaningful for us? The word practice could be a verb or a noun. As a verb, practice refers to … Continue reading

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aristotle

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. Aristotle, The Nichomachean Ethics

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coppola

How does an aspiring artist bridge the gap between distribution and commerce? We have to be very clever about those things. You have to remember that it’s only a few hundred years, if that much, that artists are working with … Continue reading

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