Derrida: The concept of structure itself — I say in passing — is no longer satisfactory to describe that game. How to define a structure? Structure should be centered. But this center can be either thought, as it was classically, like a creator or being or a fixed and natural place; or also as a […]
Hyppolite: They [i.e. the natural sciences] are like an image of the problems which we, in turn, put to ourselves. With Einstein, for example, we see the end of a kind of privilege of empiric evidence. And in that connection we see a constant appear, a constant which is a combination of space-time, which does […]
Perhaps this is to be expected. Art is not a science; it does not proceed in a neat, linear progression. Artists often circle back, picking up ideas that their predecessors left undeveloped and trying to push them further…The titles tend toward exotic if not downright flashy. ‘Averroes’ and ‘Avicenna’ are named for Arab philosophers (of […]
Q: One of the things I heard over and over again in your catalogue Q&A with Gary Garrels was how important being in front of actual art objects is for you, that being in the museum and around art is a real motivator for you. Mark Grotjahn: Yeah. Itâ€™s like the difference between seeing people […]
Longboard icon Kassia Meador floats serenely across the majestic waves in surfer and filmmaker Bruce Mullerâ€™s Echo. The visual meditation is the first of four shorts teasing the release this fall of Frequencies, an experimental documentary and visual essay by Muller shot at prime surfing destinations across Southern California. Starring Meador and with an original […]
Angels & Demons, Nosara,Â Costa Rica, 2011, by Arthur Ou [A]nother important difference between tourist and traveler is that the former accepts his own civilization without question; not so the traveler, who compares it with the others, and rejects those elements he finds not to his liking.â€”Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky
Fish Scales, Nosara, Costa, Rica, 2011, byÂ Arthur Ou There is a way to master silence Control its curves, inhabit its dark corners And listen to the hiss of time outside. â€” Paul Bowles
Birds, Nosara,Â Costa Rica, 2011, by Arthur Ou A poet makes himself a visionary through a long, boundless, and systematized disorganization of all the senses. All forms of love, of suffering, of madness; he searches himself, he exhausts within himself all poisons, and preserves their quintessences. Unspeakable torment, where he will need the greatest faith, a […]
Rocks, Nosara, Costa Rica, 2011 Arthur Ou Death is always on the way, but the fact that you don’t know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finiteness of life. It’s that terrible precision that we hate so much. But because we don’t know, we get to think of life as an […]
Listening to this song in the dead of winter comes close to being immersed in surf waters.
â€œWhereas the tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler, belonging no more to one place than to the next, moves slowly, over periods of years, from one part of the earth to another.â€â€•Â Paul Bowles
George Greenough is a pioneer in surf photography. Always against existing conventions, he invented and developed other forms of surfingâ€”kneeboarding and surf-matting, in the long-board reining 60’s.