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IM SARRE OK I BEEN WRITING RATHER THAN BLOGGING! But here I am, post nap, horrible skin (oh my fuck cardio please come back to my life) smeared eyeliner unplucked eyebrows and messy hairs. But this is what dedication to your art looks like i guess.
Marathon 8 hour session today at work and left my stick in the comp! but i will not be deterred. It seems that I come to a new place of understanding, a higher level of transcendental realisation which ive reached over the last few days. It’s all tied up in a few words which have been swimming in my head from people’s interviews. The first is surrender. The second is simplicity. The third idea is more about the limitlessness of truth as extrapolated by a friend’s beautiful Daoist wisdom’s (with a bit of Foucault thrown in for good measure). Talking about these ideas in terms of semantic constructs and my own personal methods of coming to terms with the world (particularly the personification of parts of my consciousness as to have a relationship with them, e.g. art, god/ the universe, love) has been immensely helpful in coming closer to binding the work together. It keeps me going incessantly and it is wonderful.
I would love love love to do more academic work on the matter, I can picture the papers! The critiques!! And also, the cheeky whimsical Ziggy is getting restless for the last series she started working on. “Up North is Still Down South” is itching to be worked on and perhaps a trip to Mexico might really be in order very soon.
I’m currently listening to ShowStudio interviews and watching Marina Ambramovic vids to stay inspired. My favorite interviews are the ones where people make revelations in themselves. The process of writing about how you think about the world or articulating it to other people only makes it clearer, better, closer to the truth. It’s what I see when I interview people. And it’s fucking remarkable. I love listening to people talk about their art and the way they relate to the world around them because we are all so inherently different but the same.
OK! I’m going to write some more now lover. I hope you are all well, and know that you are loved today.
I love you
ps! here is a small excerpt from reacting to the following marina vid on the youtubes for you gorjus tumblrinos out there :)
The point of art is not to get the most likes, that is not success. It’s about achieving the highest purest level of engagement with the subject. I think the same is true of human beings. That is love. There is a limitless surrender that occurs when one regards everything in her universe with love. At every instance if one acts in love, bravery, surrender and trust something extraordinary happens. The semantic boundaries that you have inherited, from your language, your upbringing, and your fears, your suspicions about the way others interpret the world and the truths which they hold high and to their hearts, suddenly become transparent, malleable, elastic. Relative. Suddenly there are no limits, no cages, no semantic walls. no suspicion, no mocking, no fear. No devaluing of something you think is untrue or do not understand. Because you will understand it. To be and artist to realise you are limitless. To be a lover is to realise you are limitless. It is a balanced consciousness and an open and heart that is full, of love. xoxo