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All living organisms are but leaves on the same tree of life… manifestations of the same living matter. Albert Szent-Györgyi

 

Protect me from what I want.   Jenny Holzer

 

Hurry slowly.   Italo Calvino

 

Perceiving directly that there is no separation between the environment and us is profoundly different from thinking about it. cocky eek

 

The craving for silence is to be, in still a further sense, superior to everyone else. It suggests that the artist has had the wit to ask more questions than other people, as well as that he possesses stronger nerves and higher standards of excellence… The art of our time is noisy with appeals for silence.   Susan Sontag

 

There is no such thing as silence. Something is always happening that makes a sound.   John Cage

 

(I couldn’t choose one, on many grounds…)   Sentences on Conceptual Art by Sol Lewitt

 

But when natural processes are one’s aim and not their end results, one can no longer speak of an aesthetic evaluation, because all that does is enable one to form an opinion about concrete finished products. ‘Beauty’ [in a natural process] disappears, making way for completely unanticipated, new ‘aesthetic’ values. Beauty is perishable. Everything is and is always in motion.  Louis le Roy

 

A life inhabits that uncanny nontime existing between the various moments of biographical and morphological time. J. Bennett

 

Je suis l’espace ou je suis.   Noël Arnaud, L’état d’ébauche.

 

I would not focus on rebelling against extinction. Can one even rebel against extinction? I don’t think so. You can deal with extinction. You have to deal with extinction. Extinction, by the way, is not the worst thing that one can imagine for the future. The worst thing imaginable is the war that will lead to extinction—not death, but the long-lasting agony that financial capitalism has prepared for humankind. This is the real danger. Extinction is not so bad, if we compare it to capitalism.    Franco  Berardi

eflux journal Journal #106 – Franco “Bifo” Berardi – Desire, Pleasure, Senility, and Evolution

 

Recombination is also our task, and we should take a cue from him. But the question is: the recombination of what? The recombination of meaning, of language, of desire, of pleasure. Poetry is the consistent and intentional recombination of what exists, with the aim of creating what does not yet exist. Franco “Bifo” Berardi – Desire, Pleasure, Senility, and Evolution, eflux Journal #106

 

 

Replacement is the lure par excellence of contemporary culture’s denial of attention. Yet, speed has time. Replacement culture denies time by suturing together random flashes of cultural membranes without allowing time as durational consistency to make creative connections.  >>> Art becomes vacuous hope in an alchemical aesthetic coagulation in space Unknown