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I left the auditorium into a blinding afternoon sun and moved towards a gathering at a garden in Kensington where a friend had invited some artists to perform rituals. I walked the beautiful lush grounds, arriving at a koi pond where Beatriz washed my hands with salt and water, Guillermo made sounds and a woman covered in flowers blew sage into my chest and ran wet rosemary branches over me. A small yellow rope tied around my wrist to remind me of an intention to show my love to those far away in distance and close in other ways
I was discussing the work of #mirthadermisache with a clerk at a bookstore in Los Angeles and she pulled a #theresahakkyungcha book from the shelves for me. I had mentioned Theresa to a friend in correspondence and she replied saying Theresa’s work was very formative in her student years. A growing constellation of Theresa. Her name murmured in the mouths of a fleeting diaspora. Mouths, opening and closing asemic, disappearing into the water song flow, the static atonal snow
There is a moment when Reese is talking about Theresa’s family and he pauses on the edge of an emotion that could overtake him. The microphone that knows when to turn itself on and amplify speech pauses in silence and Reese stills his raised open palm. Simultaneous time does something unusual here, an extra-time, a pause or maybe an alignment, a deeper resonance of time, a choral harmony time. The last question was a comment from a woman who identified herself as a foster child and for who Theresa’s work has been of great significance. So many variations on not belonging and confused identity.
I went to see a panel on #theresahakkyungcha at the Berkeley art museum. It was a sunny afternoon and we gathered in a dark auditorium where a procession of speakers gave panegyrics followed by conversation. It felt not irreligious and I half expected the projection screen above the panel to begin glowing with stain glass like depictions of her visage, maybe accompanied by Yu Guan Soon #ryugwansun and Joan of Arc. I think of a brutalist gallery in Berlin in the former St. Agnes church and a skype conversation with Agnes from mitte I screenshot on my phone and printed on a window pane size fleece to catch the consecrating light. A pane of fleece. Many of us carry small stain glass panels in our pockets now. The panel was assembled with the artist #trinhtminhha the professor #michaelstonerichards the publisher #reesewilliams and moderated by artist #allandesouza and drafted a cartography of relationship and gratitude to Theresa and her work. My notes: Articulates, modifies, repeats, disappears. Letting mother come to memory. To visit as care, attention. The divinity of hospitality. So many variations on being an outsider with confused identity. They say you look other than you say. You smell filtered through progress, edited by westernization. A language of infrastructure - is there any other kind of language? Listen ambiently below the threshold of full consciousness. The broken speech of the immigrant. Devine hospitality. Philoxenia. A depiction containing no names, within the context of the screen. Hospitality is unnamed, autocorrect unarmed. Time experiences voice / quality of light / spatiality / location. Atonal / eternal. Quality of time? Simultaneity of times. The way things can swell at night. Inspired: to breathe into. And breathe out. A work that is hospitable. The violence of interpretation. The phone changes violence to violoncello.
As soon as I heard Agnes’ voice i cried. Immediately, when i heard her say let’s see how big the waves are
Emile and Paul
Interesting titles from the dap bookstore at hauser and wirth 1. Art in the age of... #defneayas #natashahoare #adamkleinman 2. Planet B #alainbieber 3. The war of appearances #jokebrouwer #larsspuybroek #sjoerdvantuinen 4. Remembering Chris marker #adambartos #colinmaccabe #benlerner 5. Particular cases #borisgroys 6. Beyond representation #hitosteyerl 7. All of a sudden #jorgheiser 8. Former West #mariahlavajova #simonsheikh 9. Future imperfect visual culture in the ME #anthonydowney 10. Co-art artists on creative collaboration #ellenmaradewachter
#adrianvillarrojas theater of disappearance at MOCA. I love this artist. His spaces create so much wonder and beauty in their ecology of objects and time
48 hours in LA - visual diary 3/3 #oniayhun 🎶 #olafureliasson #charlielemindu
48 hours in LA - visual diary 2/3 #oniayhun 🎶
48 hours in LA - visual diary 1/3 #kellereasterling #littlejimmyscott #charlielemindu
Interesting titles at Skylight 1. Art in the Age of the Internet #evarespini 2. CATPC: Congolese Plantation Workers Art League #evabaroisdecaevel 3. here / still / now #pauldamato 4. Ceylon #lionelwendt 5. Today I Shall Judge Nothing that Occurs #lyleashtonharris 6. Modern Color #fredherzog 7. The Black Trilogy #ralphgibson 8. The Hungry Years #jackpierson 9. Speculative Taxidermy #giovannialoi 10. Carceral Capitalism #jackiewang
Keha and Jeff
Woolsey, Ryan and Emile