NEITHER VICTIMS NOR EXECUTIONERS
"Hang yourself, poet, in your own words.
"and theres nothing obvious about the chapel
which is what makes it so effective
its an uncompromising difficult and secular work
challenging your possibilities as an observer
and theres nothing seductive about it
so that if you don’t respond to its challenge
theres something democratic and elitist about this work
that doesnt give a damn if you don’t want to experience it
but if you try to experience it
it offers you a confrontation with the existential condition that ultimately characterizes our experience in the world"
david antin; the existential allegory of the rothko chapel
"During the 1960s, we saw the rise of an anti-authoritarian movement where full liberation was intricately tied to the liberation of all oppressed communities, be it the gay and lesbian brothers and sisters, street youth, trans folks, people of color, or feminists. In these early days, following the rebellions at Compton (1966) and Stonewall, many gay, lesbian and trans activists aligned with organizations like the Gay Liberation Front, the Young Lords, the Black Panthers, etc. The Liberation politics of that time aimed at abolishing the oppressive institutions that reinforced traditional sex roles and at freeing individuals from the constraints of a sex/gender system that locked them into mutually exclusive roles of homosexual/heterosexual and feminine/masculine. Gay and, implicitly, trans liberation advocated a radical transformation only after sex and gender categories had been eradicated."
Jerimarie Liesegang; Tyranny of the State and Trans Liberation, Queering Anarchism
"Write to the nth power, the n - 1 power, write with slogans: Make rhizomes, not roots, never plant! Don’t sow, grow offshoots! Don’t be one or multiple, be multiplicities! Run lines, never plot a point! Speed turns the point into a line! Be quick, even when standing still! Line of chance, line of hips, line of flight. Don’t bring out the General in you! Don’t have just ideas, just have an idea (Godard). Have short-term ideas. Make maps, not photos or drawings. Be the Pink Panther and your loves will be like the wasp and the orchid, the cat and the baboon."
Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus; p. 25. (via tarkovskian)
Two possibilities exist:
Either we are alone in the Universe, or we’re not.
Both are equally frightening."