Posts Tagged ‘ intimacy ’

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Psilocybin – BOMB Magazine

The poetics of the microdose.

As a poet who microdoses this psychically oppressive language in order to dispute and disrupt its grammar, to bring it to its knees and force it to reconsider everything it accepts as a given, and as a close listener to any music I can find that does the same, the idea of microdosing hallucinogens feels like a near equivalent to my most sacred intentions, to escape using intimacy instead of numbness. – Harmony Holiday

Source: An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Psilocybin – BOMB Magazine

Julia Kristeva and thought in revolt | Footnotes to Plato

Julia Kristeva
© Riccardo De Luca/Writer Pictures

To demonstrate the working of poetic language, Kristeva engages in a detailed study of nineteenth-century avant-garde poetry (notably that of Stéphane Mallarmé and the Comte de Lautréamont). The supreme irony, Kristeva argues, is that the most challenging (and to many, the most obscure) avant-garde writing (Joyce, for example) is indebted to childhood experience, an experience of universal scope.

Source: Julia Kristeva and thought in revolt | Footnotes to Plato

ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE: On Ecological Touching: Knowing (as) Intimacy by Timothy Morton

On Ecological Touching: Knowing (as) Intimacy

Had a bit of a revelation at The Knowing Uv It exhibition here in Bergen. This exhibition was not about getting to the correct understanding or correct representation of the work of the painter in The Showing Uv It. It was in fact an invagination of the materials and themes implicit in the painter’s work (one of which was in the show). Sort of an exploded diagram. A context explosion.
Ecological awareness just is this context explosion. Contextualism often (despite its advertising language) stops somewhere: usually at some kind of human/nonhuman boundary. Hence the rituals of exclusion meted out by some new left fora on me and Dipesh Chakrabarty recently. Class, gender, race—but as long as we remain within a human-scale roughly Hegelian frame in which the silent partner of Kantian correlationism (the nonhuman entity) is only visible as a projection of the human. To protect this guilty secret, mentioning bunny rabbits is denigrated as “a hippie thing” (actual words by actual New Left Review contributor).
Another implicit assumption is that art is a bit evil and has to be disarmed in advance, and that supplying its contexts disarms it.
The more context you have, the more text: that’s the simple version of the key Derridean insight il n’y a pas d’hors-texte. The more world you have, the more earth (Heidegger). The more understanding, the more standing-under.
And at some point, your context includes nonhuman beings such as bunny rabbits and geological time. And electrons.
So the context explosion forces you into intimacy with all kinds of nonhumans, rather than elevating you above them.
Knowing does not have to be about rising above. Knowing could be like what sand does to a trilobite. Enveloping and touching, for millions of years. A sand-morphic sand-ograph of a trilobite.
My uncle used to get very worried about how a cd player “knew” that it was an oboe playing at 5:23. But the machine doesn’t have to “know” like that any more than a diamond needle has to “know” it’s an oboe. The needle just rides the groove. The laser rides the sequence of holes. This absolute proximity is called touching and it tends to be put down in Western philosophy.
When knowing touches itself, for instance, it is called meditation and is denigrated as narcissism.

So then I decided to talk about it in Winnipeg. (In early Feb.)

ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE: On Ecological Touching: Knowing (as) Intimacy.

flowerville: intimacy reigned over by another light


flowerville: intimacy reigned over by another light.

Today’s Apps Are Turning Us Into Sociopaths | Wired Opinion |


Today’s Apps Are Turning Us Into Sociopaths | Wired Opinion |


Of Selfies

“The reason why you post so many photos of yourself and your close ones online is to ward off the disturbance of intimacy. Why did the violence happen off stage in Greek tragedy? To cordon us from it, or in fact to make it more intimate through the exploitation of our anxiety and imaginative identification.”



Mediation Is

…intimacy (Trungpa Rinpoche). Everyone was expecting him to say space or whatever.
Right on!


HELLO, THE ROSES by MEI-MEI BERSSENBRUGGE, a review by Marthe Reed / Galatea Resurrects #21 A Poetry Engagement

“Sacred means saturated with being.” (92)

Galatea Resurrects #21 A Poetry Engagement: HELLO, THE ROSES by MEI-MEI BERSSENBRUGGE.

ursprache: mental tuning

ursprache: mental tuning.

Romantic Circles Blog / dark ecology

Romantic Circles Blog » dark ecology.

Heidi Lynn Staples, thank you!