"My opinion is that theories are themselves narratives, but hidden; that one must not let oneself be deceived by their pretention to omnitemporality."
Precarious discernment to be made betwixt knowing thyself mindfully and knowing thyself emotionally. Live it, don’t sweat it.
In each of her works, choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde attempts to pierce the secrets of the human body, evoking numerous dimensions of it into resonance. She envisions each new piece as a mystery in action, which she keeps alive by offering it to the public in a context of open creation. Her collaborations with artists in other disciplines allow her to probe that mystery while enriching it, multiplying perceptions of the creation and points of access to it. Driven by an unquenchable thirst for learning and an insatiable desire to push back the limits of her understanding, Isabelle Van Grimde has, since 2004, conducted a research into perceptions of the body with many artists and intellectuals throughout the world.
John Horton Conway, 1970
The Game of Life: a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. The “game” is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input. One interacts with the Game of Life by creating an initial configuration and observing how it evolves.
"The very titles of War without Battle and Collected Errors describe the frames of belligerent subterfuge and protean elusiveness in which he preferred to see his life. THe utterly idiosyncratic attitude of Genet’s Leila in Les Paravents (The Screens) comes quickly to mind - a character who inexplicably "sets up house" with stolen items beside an outdoor rampart, indifferent to reality per se, hostile to all attempts to classify her morally, her happiness dependent on maintaining a deliberately mystifying public image and a perpetual state of mental embattlement."
The Theater of Heiner Muller, Jonathan Kalb
EVA HESSE, 1936-1970
‘I am a terror. But it is fear that brings this about … Fears of desertion,
death, sickness, poverty. But these are universal. It is more personal
like the daily fears of being a lost, small nothing without abilities,
without courage, without distinction, without … It caused me anxiety
dawn to dusk, created the gulf between myself and the man I loved
and loved me … I can remove myself from these hang-ups to complete
an idea, a removal from myself must exist in order to create something
i am through a simple and uncomplicated application of critical epistemology i can recognise and say that solely i exist unconditionally. i can say of myself that i am. i can actually directly experience the state that i am.