Nonsense Lab
Department of Biological FlowImago (Kino-Butterfly · Someone Might Be Listening · Lorenz Security Ltd.)a topological play in three actsApril 28, 2011Toronto, CAN

Department of Biological Flow
Imago (Kino-Butterfly · Someone Might Be Listening · Lorenz Security Ltd.)
a topological play in three acts
April 28, 2011
Toronto, CAN

Chiharu ShiotaIn Silence2008installation

Chiharu Shiota
In Silence
2008
installation

Sean RipplePrivacy_A Lunch_Break_From_One’s_Public_Identity2011performance and text(part of the show Relational Transgressions)

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Gilles Deleuze: “When a language is so strained that it starts to stutter, or to murmur or stammer … then language in its entirety reaches the limit that marks its outside and makes it confront silence. When language is strained in this way, language in its entirety is submitted to a pressure that makes it fall silent. Style—the foreign language within language—is made up of these two operations; or should we instead speak with Proust of a nonstyle, that is, of ‘the elements of a style to come which do not yet exist’? Style is the economy of language. To make one’s language stutter, face to face, or face to back, and at the same time to push language as a whole to its limit, to its outside, to its silence—this would be like the boom and the crash.”

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"He Stuttered," Essays Critical and Clinical, University of Minnesota Press, 1997, p. 113.— also see Walking with Lygia (2009) by Department of Biological Flow.

Sean Ripple
Privacy_A Lunch_Break_From_One’s_Public_Identity
2011
performance and text
(part of the show Relational Transgressions)

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Gilles Deleuze: “When a language is so strained that it starts to stutter, or to murmur or stammer … then language in its entirety reaches the limit that marks its outside and makes it confront silence. When language is strained in this way, language in its entirety is submitted to a pressure that makes it fall silent. Style—the foreign language within language—is made up of these two operations; or should we instead speak with Proust of a nonstyle, that is, of ‘the elements of a style to come which do not yet exist’? Style is the economy of language. To make one’s language stutter, face to face, or face to back, and at the same time to push language as a whole to its limit, to its outside, to its silence—this would be like the boom and the crash.”

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"He Stuttered," Essays Critical and Clinical, University of Minnesota Press, 1997, p. 113.
— also see Walking with Lygia (2009) by Department of Biological Flow.

Indirection

Two propositions:

1. A new topology from “2D” to “3D” space, bringing the coils of “boundaries” to a rigid yet pliable foam.

2. Time constraints: 15 minutes of movement, followed by 5 minutes of writing; 30 minutes of movement, followed by 10 minutes of writing; no talking; record to video; discuss at the end of process. Engage any objects within the studio space in such a way that their tendencies or movements are “indirect”.

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Erin Manning: “What takes form as we move is the actualization of virtual potential rich in each displacement. The eventness of movement is a virtually concretized differentiation of matter-form that creates a dynamics that is of the order of speed itself.”

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Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy, MIT Press, 2009.