39 microlectures : in proximity of performance by Matthew Goulish

By Matthew Goulish

'A sequence of injuries has introduced you this book.
You might imagine of it no longer as a publication, yet as a library, an elevator, an novice functionality in a close-by theatre.
Open it to the desk of contents.
flip to the web page that sounds the main fascinating to you.
Read a sentence or two.
Repeat the process.
learn this e-book as an artistic act, and think encouraged.'
39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance is a suite of miniature tales, parables, musings and thinkpieces at the nature of examining, writing, paintings, collaboration, functionality, existence, demise, the universe and every thing. it's a specific and relocating rfile for our instances, choked with interest and sweetness, thoughtfulness and pain.
Matthew Goulish, founder member of functionality team Goat Island, meditates on those and different assorted issues, proving, alongside the best way, that the bounds among poetry and feedback, and among creativity and idea, are much much less mounted than they might appear. The publication is revelatory, solemn but now and then hilarious, and really written to motivate - or maybe galvanize - creativity and concept

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At any given moment, glass is 6 7 a solid, but over a period of one thousand years, it is a liquid. The problem of glass 8 forces us to accept the inaccuracy of the traditional distinctions of solid or liquid. 9 While the qualities of solidity and liquidity retain their difference, glass in fact is 20 both, depending on the duration of observation, thus proving that these two states 1 inextricably coexist. 2 3 We must ask not only how to engage the critical mind, but also why. Any act of 4 critical thought finds its value through fulfilling one or both of two interrelated 5 purposes: 6 7 1) to cause a change; 2) to understand how to understand.

3 This reminds me of one of the Tales of the Hasidim as retold by Martin Buber. A man moved to a room in a house in a new city. On his first night, he heard wedding music and the sounds of celebration from the house next door. ” He made this assumption because it was the custom in the small town he had come from, for the wedding to take place in the house of the bride’s family. But the next night, he again heard wedding music and celebration. This time, he thought, “How strange. ” However, the pattern continued, and he heard wedding music and celebration each day for the week.

At this point, can we say that there has been an occurrence of music? To state the problem: what some see as a single moment repeating, others see as a nonrepeating series of similar moments. The difference in perception indicates not only how closely one is prepared to examine any given moment, but also a basic difference in philosophy. ” To restate the problem: does one see the repeating/nonrepeating moment as occurring inside of or outside of a language? Because with his invocation of ownership, Cage perhaps refers not only to possession, but also to understanding, recognition, and especially familiarity.

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