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TEXTURES OF LIGHT
a talk for Uncertain States on tendernes & photography and all other things that follow
textures -> feeling (seeing and touching)
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tenderness
(through) sharing, love, seeing and touching
SHARING
LUCE IRIGARAY | THIS SEX WHICH IS NOT ONE (Irigaray, 1985, p.205)
MILAN KUNDERA | IMMORTALITY (Kundera, 1992, p.308)
(see the artist statement @ Four Corners gallery website here
opens in a new window, scroll all the way down)
L O V E
LEO TOLSTOY | FAMILY HAPPINESS
EDWARD WASIOLEK | TOLSTOY'S MAJOR FICTION (Wasiolek, 1978, p.44)
*[within/outside]
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3.
seeing and loving
JEAN-PAUL SARTRE | INTIMACY (Sartre, 2005, p.80)
can we only love what we see?
perception <- seeing, touching
TOUCH
LUCE IRIGARAY | AN ETHICS OF SEXUAL DIFFERENCE (Irigaray, 1993, p.187)
*[from within/from without]
Irigaray describes the tactile as the most archaic and subtle mode of perception. [Cathryn Vasseleu | TEXTURES OF LIGHT (Vasseleu, 1998, p.115)]

Freud's 5 Stages of Psychosexual Development

(1st - the oral stage - birth to 18 months)
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LUCE IRIGARAY | ELEMENTAL PASSIONS (Irigaray, 1992, p.15)
_female anatomy
_embracing herself from within
_embracing the Other from within
embracing from within
subjectivity
[...] "sentimental" reasons [...]
I see, I feel, hence I notice, I observe, and I think.
ROLAND BARTHES | CAMERA LUCIDA (Barthes, 1993, p.21)
_THE PROCESS
analogue, 35mm, handprints
CONSEQUENCE 1.
JEAN-PAUL SARTRE | INTIMACY (Sartre, 2005, p.78)
lack of perfection/absolute control
-> error-prone
-> alive, organic
-> consequence 2. - perishable
CONSEQUENCE 2.
Not only does it [the Photograph] commonly have the fate of paper (perishable), but even if it is attached to more lasting supports, it is still mortal: like a living organism, it is born on the level of the sprouting silver grains, it flourishes a moment, then ages.
ROLAND BARTHES | CAMERA LUCIDA (Barthes, 1993, p.93)
CONSEQUENCE 3.
CAROL MAVOR | READING BOYISHLY (MAVOR, 2007, p.398)
TO LET LAST - one still frame (stopped time) lets intimacy / tenderness last
T E N D E R N E S S
ROLAND BARTHES | A LOVER'S DISCOURSE (Barthes, 2002, p.224)
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