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The symbiosis of science and art, physiological (not phychological) effects of film, srectators as actors, performing cameras, acts-events instead of "scenes" and dream-action...
Yes, we do not watch our dreams... we are in... here is the future forms of theatre... theatre beyond theatre.
Dreams are real. More real than the Real... that's why we do call some of them "nightmares"....
I do not act in my dreams, I LIVE it. Now we are returning to the ritual, we reentering the world before the birth of humanity. No, I am as safe as in my sleep... but what a power! Dreaming?
Constructed Dreams -- next step for our movies; after all it's only one century of existence. What is ahead is this fully angelic existence you can buy...
Maybe we are spiritual being after all... with some human experience to appreciate the heaven.
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"Pataphysics... is the science of that which is superinduced upon metaphysics, whether within or beyond the latter's limitations, extending as far beyond metaphysics as the latter extends beyond physics. Ex: an ephiphenomenon being often accidental, pataphysics will be, above all, the science of the particular, despite hte common opinion that the only science is that of the general. Pataphysics will examine the laws governing exception, and will explain the universe supplementary to this one; or, less ambitiously, will describe a universe which can be -- and perhaps should be -- evisaged in the place ot the traditional one, since the laws that are supposed to have been discovered in the traditional universe are also correlations of exceptions, albeit more frequent ones, but in any case accidental data which reduced to the status of unexceptional exceptions possess no longer even the virtue of originality.... Pataphysics is the science of imaginary solutions...." -- from Alfred Jarry, _Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician_, Trans. Simon Watson Taylor (Boston: Exact Change, 1996), pp. 21-22.Theatre XXI century -- barbarism = technology!
Pataphysics was invented by Alfred Jarry, author of Ubu Roi and the crucifixion as a downhill bicycle race. ("The Selected Writings of Alfred Jarry")
Artaud refuses to think he writes bleeds pounds and screams and writes
"Like life, like nature, thought goes from the inside out before going from the outside in. I begin to think in the void, and from the void I move toward the plenum; and when I have reached the plenum I can fall back into the void. i go from the abstact to the concrete and not from the concrete toward the abstract." (Artaud).
So, writing-thinking or thinking-as-writing?
I ask my student to be clear about methodology they apply and when I come home and ask myself -- what is method?
"I no longer want to sign at any price." Antonin Artaud, Paris, June 1937
Joan was quizzcal studied pataphysical science in the home late nights all alone with a test tube oh, oh-oh, oh...
Life is abnormal and art is a confession of it.
"I do not separate my thought from my life." Artaud
"That the silent majorities (or the masses) is an imaginary referent does not mean they don't exist. It means that their representation is no longer possible." (Silent, p. 20)
"today reality itself is hyperrealist" SED, p. 74
"Behind the facelifting of all categories in the name of their difference there always lurks contempt. 'There is nothing to prevent us thinking that a woman or a homosexual will one day become President,' declares an official candidate. As though elevation to presidency would finally make a woman or a homosexual a full member of the human race! No doubt we must one day give the job to a blind albino mongol with cancer. Already Miss America is deaf and dumb! In this same way, on the pretext of unconditional respect for life (what could be more politically correct?), we have heard the following humanitarian profession of faith pronounced: no idea in the world is worth killing for (nor, doubtless, worth dying for). No human being deserves to be killed for anything whatsoever. A final acknowledgement of insignificance: both of ideas and of people. This statement, which actually seeks to show the greatest respect for life, attests only to a contempt and an indifference for ideas and for life. Worse than the desire to destroy life is this refusal to risk it - nothing being worth the trouble of being sacrificed. This is truly the worst offence, the worst affront possible. It is the fundamental proposition of nihilism." Perfect Crime, p. 141
texts: personal politics
in focus: BioMethod
reading: antohins in Russian
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