“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”—the little prince (via dearfox)
A chance find of a stash of audio tapes in a suitcase prompted Jane Gillooly’s new film, retracing a love affair from the 1960s. Hers is one of a number of films built up from found objects, writes Laura Barton
“Anyone who has become entranced by the sound of water drops in the darkness of a ruin can attest to the extraordinary capacity of the ear to carve a volume into the void of darkness. The space traced by the ear becomes a cavity sculpted in the interior of the mind.”—Steven Holl, Questions Of Perception: Phenomenology Of Architecture (via rchtctrstdntblg)
playlist: thalia zedek band - julie said (six ep) fennesz w/ david sylvian - transit (venice) broadcast - echo’s answer (the noise made by people) nadja - lidérc (queller) tara jane o’neil - glow now (where shine new light) raum - blood moon (event of your leaving) wrekmeister harmonies - pittsburg (recordings made in public spaces vol. 1) ben frost - autoclave (fAr) dale cooper quartet & the dictaphones - lampyre bonne chère (quatorze pièces de ménace) leyland kirby - diminishing emotion (breaks my heart each time) nadja - mouths (queller) picastro + nadja - a new soul’s benediction (fool, redeemer) rafael anton irisarri - her rituals (the unintentional sea) bohren & der club of gore - komm zurueck zu mir (piano nights) 200 years - city streets (200 years) thalia zedek band - dreamalie (six ep) bardo pond - heaven ii (without a doubt 7-inch) spiritualized - true love will find you in the end (daniel johnston) (soul on fire) neil young & crazy horse - through my sails (zuma) alan sparhawk - … in the harbor (solo guitar)
"if you walk the galaxies, i would walk the galaxies with you.."
playlist: tara jane o’neil - welcome (where shine new light) spiritualized mississippi space program - always forgetting with you (the bridge song) (space project) maica mia - neH2ble (des era) thalia zedek band - fell so hard (six) roy montgomery - escape velocity (scenes from the south island) tim hecker - stigmata ii (virgins) koen holtkamp - broken circles (10) saffronkeira & mario massa - southnorth (cause and effect) ben frost - enlightenment (hold on to me) (fAr) magik markers - american sphinx face (surrender to the fantasy) t’ien lai - serca miast zatrzymują się (da’at) emeralds - search for me in the wastelands (just to feel anything) bohren & der club of gore - bei rosarotem licht (piano nights) echo beach - hospital (modern lovers/ jonathan richman) (drywall ep) bohren & der club of gore - irrwege (piano nights) stars of the lid - music for twin peaks episode #30 part i (the ballasted orchestra) a winged victory for the sullen - atomos vii (atomos vii) oren ambarchi & robin fox - trios (connected)
There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting. Consider this utterly commonplace situation: a man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall something, but the recollection escapes him. Automatically he slows down. Meanwhile, a person who wants to forget a disagreeable
incident he has just lived through starts unconsciously to speed up his pace, as if he were trying to distance himself from a thing still too close to him in time.
In existential mathematics, that experience takes the form of two basic equations: the degree of slowness is directly proportion to the intensity of memory; the degree of speed is directly proportional to the intensity of forgetting.
”—Milan Kundera, from Slowness (HarperCollins, 1996)
“Almost everyone wants to be the lover. And the curt truth is that, in a deep secret way, the state of being beloved is intolerable to many. The beloved fears and hates the lover, and with the best of reasons. For the lover is forever trying to strip bare his beloved. The lover craves any possible relation with the beloved, even if this experience can cause him only pain.”—Carson McCullers, The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories
week of February 13th, 2014: “I have come to be fascinated with the messiness of desire,” writes novelist Ashley Warlick, “with the ways people fit themselves together, take themselves apart for each other, for want of each other, for want of some parts of each other.” Your assignment, Pisces, is to celebrate the messiness of desire; to not just grudgingly accept it as an inconvenience you’ve got to tolerate, but rather to marvel at it, be amused by it, and appreciate it for all the lessons it provides. Your motto this Valentine season could be, “I bless the messy largesse of my longing.”