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sontag

What the overemphasis on the idea of content entails is the perennial, never consummated project of interpretation. And, conversely, it is the habit of approaching works of art in order to interpret them that sustains the fancy that there really … Continue reading

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moving ideologies 2: rhetorical body

In the past years I’ve often gone to a dance performance and ended up feeling as if I were watching television, sitting there having someone tell me something, a message I should be getting. Unfortunately then aside from the mental … Continue reading

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clark

Our present means of image-production strike me as still utterly under the spell of the verbal – that’s the main part of the problem with them. They are an instrumentation of a certain kind of language use: their notions of … Continue reading

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moving ideologies

What are some of the ways in which movement performances convey specific or general meaning through posture, gesture or movement in space? Of course we could consider pantomime, where meaning is generalized but at the same time explicit; where one’s … Continue reading

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zeami 3

First of all, one must understand the conception that, just as a flower can be observed blooming in nature, the Flower can be used as well as a metaphor for all things in the Noh. When speaking of flowers, in … Continue reading

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new live dance

In the 2010 edition of the annual http://www.edge.org World Question Center, the question for leading intellectuals around the world was “How has the internet changed the way you think?” In his response, the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist spoke for many … Continue reading

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wittgenstein

Describe the aroma of coffee – why can’t it be done? Do we lack the words? And for what are words lacking? But how do we get the idea that such a description must after all be possible? Have you … Continue reading

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