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Somatic Experiments and Trainings
DISAPPEARANCE is an evolving set of strategies by which the boundaries between artistic expression and ordinary life are first examined, and secondly, dissolved. These strategies are physical and aesthetic in character, and, wholly improvisational in method. DISAPPEARANCE removes the frame from that which is framed; and seeks to apply limits to the infinite and boundless. Such frames,...
Note on the Objectification of Memory
In cataloguing Acts of Disappearance and their constituent elements, I attempt the aestheticization of objects of memory; the individuated memory as art-object. Needless to say, these memory-objects are fundamentally unstable. We carry them with us, named with a clarity both crystaline and superficial. As such they are a comfort to us. Through them we locate ourselves in relation to larger...
Note on the Arbitrary Separation of Acts
Strictly speaking, any separation between Acts of Disappearance as defined by delimited time-frame continuums, Geographic Shifts, Appearances, Vanishings, and Events are accepted as more or less arbitrary. The exercise of delineating individual Acts of Disappearance from one another serves an intention to assign meaning, stasis, and permanence to events, relationships and movements which are...
Acts of Disappearance, further defined
Acts of Disappearance often include the following tendencies: 1. A Chronology or time-frame which may or may not be known before completion of the Act itself. 2. A Site of Enclosure containing the topology of the Act in it’s totality, as nearly as can be determined. The Site of Enclosure includes all sub-sites, related Events, specific topographies, and Geographic Shifts. 2. A Geographic Shift,...
Interventions and Acts of Disappearance
To Intervene is to incise a cut in the fabric of the known; or, to otherwise pass through the membrane providing both containment and the semblance of totality. An Act of Disappearance is to then slip between the articulated edges of the boundary, to reveal and exploit it’s permeability, and to merge with fields of expanded possibility.
What is Disappearance?
DISAPPEARANCE in concept is the very edge of form. It is the moment of passage of a form into formlessness. Conversely, it is the moment when the formless coalesces within the limits by which it is defined as a thing. It is the convergence of subject and object, self and not self, material and void. DISAPPEARANCE in practice is an articulate gesture, an intervention by which beauty attains primacy...
The Disappearance Project
Description This inquiry is to serve several purposes: To define disappearance, and the objectless art object, with precision, and with a fundamental flexibility which allows for definitions to evolve over time; To lay out a course of action and to enter into actions and communications which will facilitate my own disappearance; and To build a family or community which will in some...
Disappearance is the edge of form — the confluence of form and the formless at the moment when formlessness becomes ascendant. Disappearance is the action of formlessness arising; it is the action of being’s desire for the void