It was a wonderful night. The weather was unseasonably warm. Reuniting with Bold, Jez [visiting from yonder Dakota territory], Ritchie, Konstant and other Novads was a joy. Rob and Andrea of PacificPeople were excellent as usual as hosts for the event. The Open MIC featured a series of terrific performers, presenting poetry, song, music, movement (directed and spontaneous) + more. Seeing the NovadZINE IRL was a revelation. Seven copies were printed for the happening, and more were ordered by the guests. The plates were bound in a calendar format by Radix, and the zine is gorgeous. The passage of a year's seasons has served only to improve our collective achievements. To talk again about OWS & Magic Mountain & Occupy with Art to a receptive audience felt fantastic. Nothing is dead.
Here's what I read:
DIM TIM Note 1
Man loves to Love and Live, and this is his dreaming. Take his dream away, and he will Hate and Murder.
The computer is a sketching tool. Also a tool for Man to count Everything and even imaginaries. The math and science a sketch requires is nearly impossible to imagine, now because so many people have devoted so much to improving the tools for sketching, especially the computer. Imagination has become relatives with numbering. This is nothing new. Counting makes Man think he knows what is and what's going on. That's why he spends so much time numbering.
Man's beginning to realize all numbers are dimensional. He doesn't realize why this terrifies him so. Dimensional numbers can obviate matter. Uh oh. So much for knowing. So much for things. Art can help. It's supposed to remind us why we love, what life is.
Art is enough for itself.
I wouldn't have believed something that works so well could be so poorly used. The shame of it, man. Sickness, we have learned, can be traced. This is true of the sicknesses infecting art.
To see art in dreaming is to see it as it is. To live life as a dream is something else entirely. To dream a life is to set aside the time of dying.
Notations from Andrea >
Thanks to the “Physical” Open-Mic Participants:
rob, carry, mariette, jez, polina, andrea, paul, chris, robert, lin, richard, aurelio, sari, shane
and Thanks to our “Virtual” Open-Mic Participants:
ale, roo and elke