• handmakingistouch •
hand make in order to:
(try to) make intimate,
demonstrate (materialize) desire,
enact wishes for closeness
hand made representations can simultaneously be
obscene (show t o o much)
representations are life and movement.
representations are relational.
and (desire for) individuality.
they enact hope
they are dumb
representations are negotiations of distance (indirectness)
and closeness (perhaps only through a desire for closeness).
SOMETIMES DESIRE IS ENOUGH!
*sometimes desire is damage
representational status is temporary
(but can be renewed).
comfort instead of belief
belief is vulnerability
[try to perform vulnerability]
[develop devices to protect against vulnerability]
“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.
touch can damage bodies?
P A I N T
[Paint because of touch.]
touch as a desire to enact empathetic pathways
touch as a way to deface, ridicule, intervene or perform protection
[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 activate a site where actual and virtual
[Paint in order to disrupt images.]
[Paint in order to push away from images]
[Paint in order to make shared representations private]
[Paint to project and re-claim]
[Paint so that parts
swirl around each other,