dance #141, the deepest is the skin

Monday May 11, 2009

The deepest is the skin

dance #141, deepest is the skinOn assignment from Joe

“An organism does not cease to contract in an interior space and to expand in an exterior space — to assimilate and to externalize. But membranes are no less important, for they carry potentials and regenerate polarities. They place internal and external spaces into contact, without regard to distance. The internal and the external, depth and height, have biological value only through this topological surface of contact. Thus even biologically, it is necessary to understand that ‘the deepest is the skin.’ The skin has at its disposal a vital and properly superficial potential energy. And just as events do not occupy the surface but rather frequent it, superficial energy is not localized at the surface, but is rather bound to its formation and reformation. (Deleuze, Logic of Sense, 103-4)

9:30 p.m. A 10 minute intra-animation in the study. The dance stretches skin taught over moving body. The movement comes from the depths. Dark. Slow. Intense. Elongating. Animal. Contractions and expansions. Curving through arms, shoulders. Hips concave. Pulling, stretching skin from within.

I miss Alice. The day was cold and sunny with some clouds moving in later. The leafing on the horsechestnut trees is weighty. Flower buds are poised.

~ by nmyers on May 11, 2009.

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