“every event is realized, be it in a hallucinatory form. every word is physical, and immediately affects the body.”
“nothing is more fragile than the surface.”
“in each world, the individual monads express all the singularities of this world—an infinity—as though in a murmur or a swoon; but each monad envelops or expresses ‘clearly’ a certain number of singularities only, that is, those in the vicinity of which it is constituted and which link up with its own body.”
“to the extent that events are actualized in us, they wait for us and invite us in. they signal us: ‘my wound existed before me, i was born to embody it.’”
“either ethics makes no sense at all, or this is what it means and has nothing else to say: not to be unworthy of what happens to us.”
“how can we help but experience an unbearable pity for stones, a petrifying identification?”
“what brings destiny about at the level of events, what brings an event to repeat another in spite of all its difference, what makes it possible that a life is composed of one and the same Event, despite the variety of what might happen, that it be traversed by a single and same fissure, that it play one and the same air over all possible tunes and all possible worlds—all these are not due to relations between cause and effect; it is rather an aggregate of noncausal correspondences which form a system of echoes—of resumptions and resonances, a system of signs—in short, an expressive quasi-causality, and not at all a necessitating causality.”
so sad! i love sylvia sleigh. this isnt my favorite of hers, but i feel like there might not be enough male nudes by feminist artists on tumblr.
“I concluded that I hope to study these nowheres and everywheres of feminism in on-line user-generated spaces. How feminist methods and tendencies define the space for all: practices defined by reflexivity, the affective, the everyday, and self-growth, expression and healing. And yet, the internet’s no-frame of corporate control excludes, de-nudes the possibilities for interaction and action given that it can never be that safe space so necessary for building community.
With thanks to B. Ruby Rich’s “In the Name of Feminist Filmmaking,” an earlier naming project that called forth these terms for her times and media—Validative, Correspondence, Reconstructive, Medusan, Corrective Realism, and Projectile—I name my own names towards future studies:
ARCHITECTURAL or ARCHAIC feminism occurs at deep and structural levels
UN-NAMED Feminism: That in so doing sees itself newly
MORPHING feminism transforms to encapsulate other beliefs in feminism’s name
FRAMING feminism umbrellas the social justice work of trans, anti-war, anti-racism and other activisms
ASSERTIVE or INSERTIVE feminism names its relevance in places where it wasn’t deemed important
COMMON-CULTURAL feminism assumes feminism as the shared space of production
ACCESS feminism doesn’t just speak to feminists; and also speaks to feminists by opening access to unusual places
TECHNO feminism that engages in collaborative, goal-oriented, placed, critical self-expression on-line
ASSUMPTIONAL or PRESUMPTIVE feminism always assumes that feminism counts and that feminists speak”
“The pedagogy in Eve’s work is never to become a strong theorist who wants to wipe out the other’s knowledge or to adjudicate representations but to be a weak theorist who takes in the material she encounters and excavates as a teaching that induces further movement, the movement of making texture, writing, kibbitzing, the pincers movement of the person who has to learn and unlearn almost at the same time and does it in public. That was another thing she taught me–not to hoard my thought until I’d had it ten times. She told me to have my thought in real time, in public. It doesn’t become transformative of anything unless it circulates, she said, if you can bear it. She said in an interview once that she learned from Melanie Klein that humans cannot bear ambivalence, and although I disagree with that–because that’s the purpose of fantasy, to make ambivalence bearable–I knew what she meant, that it’s circulation that makes ambivalence bearable, because shared.”
this is what marisa says to me when ive had a bad day. you probably dont need to know what it means to get the idea.
the rest of her pep talk goes: ”you know I’m going to say it: YOU WERE THE BEAUTY DIRECTOR AT TEEN VOGUE. You own Alexander McQueen heels… Anna Wintour handpicked you! handpicked!! Celine Dion has touched you and you’ve ridden in private planes and are an FSG author.”
she also emails me pictures like this one and says “feeling so into their friendship as a guiding spirit for us.”
i feel better now.