Everywhere where there is interaction between a place, a time and an expenditure of energy, there is rhythm. Henri Lefebvre
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
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
“Sculpture as a swarm, a constellation of particles which stop for a moment in one place only to come apart again, a buzzing shape like a flock of birds, moving between dimensions, qualities, colors, and weights. Sculpture doesn’t sit still—like it was told to—it literally hops through space and time.” I don’t mean to reinvest all sculpture with some kind of misplaced mysticism, but it seems to me that the main reason to hold onto the idea of “sculpture” at all is that it both sharpens the immense estrangement we may feel from our own bodies, from history, from everything that is not us, and at the same time offers to link us to them physically, or invites us to glimpse the broad frames or clouds of consciousness that govern our material lives. I think the way forward involves more void-, pit-, flock-of-birds-oriented sculpture—more sculpture that opens the chasm and gives only partial directions for how to navigate it. Art in America, online, September 22, 2022.