The Soul selects her own society,
then Shuts the door.
e. dickinson

Sunday, May 20, 2007

notes on movement & intonation

1. Movement from the immediate environment working with alternate audio source.
Watching fish swim around in a fish tank while listening to Creeley reading his poem “Anger” on

2. Watching videos on Youtube while listening to poetry.

3. Listening to Vito Acconci read “The Bristol Project” while watching Nintendo weather channels.

3. Watching runway fashion shows while listening to poetry.

4. Watching t.v. shows on Youtube while listening to poetry.

5. Watching scenes from films, starting anywhere, while listening to poetry.

6. Sitting in a restaurant and watching people while listening to poetry.

7. Watching short footage of productive sewing machines while listening to music and poetry.

8. Music which works as background for poetry to enhance cadence.

9. Not being able to record moments of synchronicity.

10. Letting go of synchronicity to allow more room for synchronicity to occur.

11. A practice which doesn’t require attachment to its own practice.

12. Allowing for pure synchronicity to emerge; this is where beauty appears in pure form.

13. Synchronicity is controlled to the extent of allowing two or more mediums occur.

14. No control of both mediums whatsoever.

15. Staying open and attentive to incongruencies between sound & image.

16. There is no incongruency.

17. It is always unfolding another sensation.

18. Poetry serves to narrate the readymade moving image.

19. The moving image is sometimes neutral; a kind of wallpaper open to any content and intonation.

20. The poem is open too.

21. Movement (moving image) & Intonation ( poem) = Content

22. Content is not fixed, always shifting according to movement & intonation.

23. Form and content depends on synchronicity.

24. Through the juxtaposition, the poem performs on its own and unfolds for the viewer.

25. Form and content limited and expanded by time.

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