By Matthew Goulish
'A sequence of injuries has introduced you this ebook. 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 booklet as an artistic act, and consider encouraged.' 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of functionality is a suite of miniature tales, parables, musings and thinkpieces at the nature of studying, writing, paintings, collaboration, functionality, existence, loss of life, the universe and every little thing. it's a detailed and relocating record for our instances, choked with interest and sweetness, thoughtfulness and ache. Matthew Goulish, founder member of functionality workforce Goat Island, meditates on those and different various topics, proving, alongside the way in which, that the limits among poetry and feedback, and among creativity and thought, are much much less fastened than they might look. The publication is revelatory, solemn but every now and then hilarious, and surely written to encourage - or maybe impress - creativity and inspiration.
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3 4 And suddenly Goran interjects, “Yes, we began working and we had no ideas at all. 5 Nothing makes sense, but we keep working and nobody tells us we’re doing anything 6 wrong, and then at last something good starts to happen. 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.
I could go on building words, and one day even sentences and paragraphs, using W as though it were just another letter, but all the time remembering its difference. An unfolding took place inside my body. I knew then the third choice was the road that lay ahead for me, and also I had some inkling of its consequences. I must become W. 1 . 4 P R O L I F E R AT I O N A N D S U F F E R I N G What we call learning is a process through which signs change, subject becomes object, and truth unseparates from the reality to which it refers.
Just as he didn’t know 4 how to read, so he didn’t know his own age. 5 6 In the space under the ground floor of a nearby house, a kind of shed that the people 7 who lived there left open for the children – there, by the central heating pipes under 8 some rubble, the smallest of the brothers found the book. He took it to Ernesto, who 9 looked at it for a long time. It was a very thick book bound in black leather, and a 40 hole had been burned right through it by what must have been some terribly 41111 powerful implement like a blowtorch or a red-hot iron bar.
39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance by Matthew Goulish