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May 2, 2014
angela

Dialogue

I made these a year ago but I wasn’t ready to let anyone see them. I worked on these everyday for a while then. They’re a dialogue I was trying to open up to. Between me and me…or the universe and the universe. They are both, and they are silly.  They’re little drawings, because as it turns out the universe is ridiculous sometimes.

1-conduit-to-god

2-your-grandmother-dying

3-this-is-the-universe

4-a-little-mustachio

5-positive-effect

6-self-agrandizing

7-probably

8-change-yourself

9-trying1

10-trying2

11-trying3

12-rewire

13-less-metaphor

14-relax


 

15-Helmut1

16-Helmut2

That’s Helmut Lemke. He was my teacher for a while.


 

17-Rod1

18-Rod2

19-Rod3

That’s my husband, Rod. We don’t always see eye to eye.


 

20-body1

21-body2

22-body3


 

23-hemiola1

24-hemiola2

Jan 30, 2013
angela

Exposition

On January 22, 2013

self-portrait-1

self-portrait-2

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So the most important thing to me would be

THE SIMPLE TRUTH

It’s that fundamental idea that I’m just here.

There’s nothing more to say about that.

 

Then there’s something I have to deal with:

THE IMAGINARY ADVERSARY

Then there’s

LANGUAGE ITSELF

which is that it is a filter.

Then we can talk about

WHY

This can be broken up

—as far as I know, or have thought about it—

into MY MOTIVATION and THE CONDITIONS

 

Then there’s

METAPHOR

 

That is called the Homunculus, and this is called the Cartesian Theatre.

homunculous

Memories! That’s weird…

 

Then it will be the end of our species.

Again, I need to focus on right now.

So some of my MOTIVATIONS are fear-based

 

Maybe you’re just me.

Maybe you’re just me out there.

fuck-your-ugly-bones

[At this point I should have written

PROCESS

This occurred to me only later that day.]

 

capsule

the-sight-of-an-object

 

How-we-see-things

How-we-build-things

 

 

 

probably the most

legible manifestations of that communication

May 11, 2012
angela

Fiction vs. Non-fiction

pg. 88 – 89
Fiction vs. Non-fiction
fiction-vs-nonfiction

pg. 90 – 91
We make ourselves relevant by making each other relevant
we-make-ourselves-relevent
pg. 73
Things that I do not see
when I close my eyes,
drawn crudely.

Evidence of touching to feel comfort,
things that I did not see
when my eyes were closed.

—–

pg. 75
breath —> light : gesture —> voice.

draw to shape sound. The sound is the feedback from my voice. Three/four tension points
-true voice
-feedback “voice”
-physical visuals created (ie lines)
-physical gesture used to create lines/manipulated voice/feedback

An instrument.

Performance requires execution or criteria for execution.

How does gesture effect the voice without supplementary technology?
Will the voice still be [like] a line?

More interested in other people right now.

pg. 85
The animal in the machine
The human – the monkey
The machine – the animal – the sublime – the unknowable beyond

-The animal is at his best when the machine functions properly.
-A healthy mobile body
-The movement of the body to construct the mind
-The animal needs to maintain the machine, but sometimes doesn’t (probably causing psychotic behaviour on a large scale – society out of balance.)
-The animal as a seeking being — that imagines what is possible and tries to do it — is human. The animal in awe of the sublime is human.
-The seeking animal within a functional machine may know more/experience more of the unknowable — the beyond yourself.
-Between the animal and the sublime on that spectrum lives our best self
-The unknowable reveals itself to the seeking animal
-We gained the ability to see the unknowable at the symbolic revolution. An effect of which is also detachment by way of language.
-The ability to analyze the thing insulates us from the thing while in that “mode”.
-Aware of experiences I would normally not be aware of without language but the language creates a buffer around that first contact “feeling”

pg. 86
The machine isn’t just a healthy body. It is the processes of the mind–those that are in place for survival–also functioning properly. The machine also includes your instincts and automatic mental processes.

The animal appreciates the functions of the machine. All the joy of having a stupid monkey brain. Sometimes just the animal being.
Animal being.

I can’t experience everything
I am experiencing all I can
I need to be open, and learn how to be open to new experiences

-Machine functioning
-Animal being
-Human seeking
-Sublime transmitting

I need to know/remember that other people may not be “I” but they are me out “there”, where I stick my arm out.

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