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Attention Span 2009 – Suzanne Stein

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Anne Tardos | I am you | Salt | 2008

Let go of the idea that we’re not sitting on the Beach of the Future. We are.

Steve Benson | Open Clothes | Atelos | 2005

What would it have been to have been myself and to have already have known this?

Michael Gizzi | New Depths of Deadpan | Burning Deck | 2009


Jérôme Bel | Pichet Klunchun and Myself  | YBCA and Dancers Group present: Bay Area debut — One show only! Tue, Mar 3 | Novellus Theater

“French conceptual choreographer Jérôme Bel restages his first encounter with Thai dancer Pichet Klunchun, a master of the classical khon form.” The two sit on chairs on a bare stage, Bel with white MacBook on his lap, Klunchun with nothing. They re-enact. I was drunk with a great seat and a good friend. The curiousness of watching dancers’ bodies attuned for several hours to the performance of redelivering a story of speech, mainly by speaking, was compelling, and speech itself carried movement & physicality of a very other kind than I am used to witnessing in poetry.  I wondered how choreographed the chairs were. What was additionally revealed by the—brief and very occasional—demonstrations of practice was quite moving.

William H. “Holly” Whyte | The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces  | Project for Public Spaces | 1980

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2GfOhFZkY8

David Brazil and Sara Larsen, eds. | TRY! | Every two weeks, ALL YEAR LONG

Michael Anderson | Prate City | working notes of february | 1993
Michael Anderson | Vrille | State One | 1984

These two count as one, partly because I can’t remember which thrilled me more. Please someone tell me what ever happened to Michael Anderson. Many, many thanks to Steve Farmer for the gift of these.

Kit Robinson | A Day Off |  State One | 1985

When I read this book, I feel the same texture of pleasure I experience leaving my workplace early on a pretty day midweek, and going to meet a friend or lie down by the lake, just because I want to; or when I lie down in my cubicle, just because I want to. Also a gift from Steve Farmer.

Michael Scharf | For Kid Rock, Total Freedom | Spectacular Books | 2007

Read this at the end of August 08, at the nude hippie NoCal paradise/freakshow, Harbin Hotsprings, during the first two days—literally, actually—I’d had off in over nine months. This was exactly the return to reading my exhausted, disheveled, alienated little heart needed. Brilliant. I’m going to read it again this August.

Agnes Varda | Le Bonheur | France | 1965

Colorful animals.

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