it's okay if you needed to take time away from expressing your art. it's okay if you had to abandon certain projects. it's okay if life got too much, and you lost your way.
I'm a fiction writer. I've always said there's no such thing as writer's block, I just haven't had the life experiences necessary to write that part of my book.
how hard it is to find an authentic voice for the Other, since all subjectivities are formed in discourse and shaped by the power and knowledge of discourse. The truth of experience can't simply be told; instead, the discourse itself that produces truth must be questioned.
In a world where the digital image is no longer used as a simple medium but became an integral part of our existence and corporeality, prescribed, predicted, manipulated, fantasised, controlled, overriden, what would be our responsibility to decipher, question, dodge or reappropriate these new codes of visibility? In other words, where can we still emerge “accidents” of invisibility, shadows, porosities, disturbances that would make possible a sensitive experience of the visible in all its complexity, its margins, its poverty, its extensions and finally skimming the abysmal depth of the image surface?
Vision is always a question of the power to see - and perhaps of the violence implicit in our visualizing practices. With whose blood were my eyes crafted? - Donna Haraway
Both cinematic and cybernetic systems link living beings with
machines and in so doing administer and regulate human cognition and
behavior, or in other words, the movements of bodies and souls.
We humans, notwithstanding the preponderance of the unconscious part in our mental process, have come to attribute the greatest importance to consciousness- more precisely, to the conscious pursuit of goals. This is what Bateson calls “conscious purpose”...what is more, an all too stern attachment to conscious purpose makes us neglect the “cybernetic nature of the world, a perception of which lingers somewhere in the unconscious”. Such limitation holds a danger: it may make us vulnerable to changing circumstances, since a monolithic focus on purpose is severely straining our adaptive skills.