By Matthew Goulish
'A sequence of injuries has introduced you this booklet. you might imagine of it now not 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 attention-grabbing to you. learn a sentence or . Repeat the method. learn this e-book as an artistic act, and believe encouraged.' 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of functionality is a set of miniature tales, parables, musings and thinkpieces at the nature of examining, writing, paintings, collaboration, functionality, existence, loss of life, the universe and every thing. it's a distinct and relocating record for our occasions, packed with interest and sweetness, thoughtfulness and soreness. Matthew Goulish, founder member of functionality crew Goat Island, meditates on those and different different issues, proving, alongside the way in which, that the limits among poetry and feedback, and among creativity and idea, are much much less mounted than they might appear. The booklet is revelatory, solemn but from time to time hilarious, and certainly written to encourage - or maybe galvanize - creativity and notion.
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We discuss our possibilities, 7 and we say, ‘What should it be? It can be anything. Should it be ball? No. Should it be 8111 car? No. Should it be Eiffel Tower? ’ And then everyone knows Eiffel Tower it is, 9 but we don’t know why, and we go on, and it is right. 3 THE CEREMONY 3 4 Performance, culture, and pedagogy, the three words that define this symposium, are 5 three concepts into which we must find our own personal avenues. If we travel into 6 any one of them far enough, I believe we will also find the other two.
But it was for all the world like a chorus of frogs starting up in a paddy field. 37 39 microlectures repetition 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8111 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 41111 1111 2 Between repetition and proliferation, there remains a third phenomenon. It is perhaps 3 the most pertinent phenomenon to my misunderstanding with Rollo, as stated in the 4 5 first microlecture of this series. I will try to approach it through three examples. 6 7 Example No. 1 8 In 1963, American composer Morton Feldman wrote a piece of music which he 9 dedicated to his friend and fellow composer Christian Wolff.
I am always getting out of bed. Every time it’s 8 different. ” 9 40 41111 1 . 5 M U LT I P L I C I T Y 38 39 microlectures repetition Example No. 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.