I love this new music video for Julianna Barwick’s new single “Pacing” off of her new album Nepenthe, which was released yesterday. The video is by Federico Enrico Caruso.
‘Why do we sacrifice so much energy to our art? Not in order to teach others but to learn with them what our existence, our organism, our personal and unrepeatable experience have to give us; to learn to break down the barriers which surround us and to free ourselves from the breaks which hold us back, from the lies about ourselves which we manufacture daily for ourselves and for others; to destroy the limitations caused by our ignorance and lack of courage; in short, to fill the emptiness in us: to fulfill ourselves. […] We fight then to discover, to experience the truth about ourselves; to tear away the masks behind which we hide daily. We see theatre - especially in its palpable, carnal aspect - as a place of provocation, a challenge the actor sets himself and also, indirectly, other people. Theatre only has a meaning if it allows us to transcend our stereotyped vision, our conventional feelings and customs, our standards of judgment - not just for the sake of doing so, but so that we may experience what is real and, having already given up all daily escapes and pretenses, in a state of complete defenselessness unveil, give, discover ourselves.’
—Statement of Principles, Jerzy Grotowski (via theartmedley)
Sawdust and Diamonds by Joanna Newsom. When I first heard this I couldn’t stop listening.
—Solstice (Gameleste Version)
solstice (gameleste version) by björk
Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen: In a letter to her brother of 1991, Abramovic confessed what she...
In a letter to her brother of 1991, Abramovic confessed what she deemed to have been the failure of her spiritual efforts, at the same time acknowledging her joy in finding what she considered to be the spiritual source of her future work, namely ‘chemical transformations of the body’: