• handmakingistouch •
hand make in order to:
(try to) make intimate,
demonstrate (materialize) desire,
enact wishes for closeness
hand made representations can simultaneously be
virtual (desire, imagination, depiction, index, speed, action)
actual (factual, haptic)
representations are life and movement.
representations are relational. they link designation and reception.
and (desire for) individuality.
they enact hope
representations are negotiations of distance (indirectness)
and closeness (perhaps only through a desire for closeness).
SOMETIMES DESIRE IS ENOUGH!
*sometimes desire is not enough
representational status is temporary
(but can be renewed).
comfort instead of belief
“To speak about bodies is first and foremost to explore the ways in which
bodies move.” (Erin Manning)
bodies exist through action or movement.
bodies exist through action directed toward them.
P A I N T
[Paint because of touch.]
touch as a desire to enact empathetic pathways
touch as negotiation
touch as pushing away and (the wish for) closeness
[Paint so that the physical image can be felt (instead of thought)]
[Paint in order to sense instead of comprehend]
[Paint in order to gesture toward images.]
[Paint in order to gesture toward viewers.]
[Paint in order to activate a site where actual and virtual connect
[Paint in order to push away from images]
[Paint in order to make shared representations private]
[Paint to invite viewers to project (move toward images)]
[Paint so that parts touch, overlap, swirl around each other, resist
each other, disappear, connect and re-align)]
Intimacy is always the goal.