marija brasnic | nexus II.
Whatever pain achieves, it achieves in part through its unsharability, and it ensures this unsharability through its resistance to language. “English,” writes Virginia Woolf, “which can express the thoughts of Hamlet and the tragedy of Lear has no words for the shiver or the headache. The merest schoolgirl when she falls in love has Shakespeare or Keats to speak her mind for her, but let a sufferer try to describe a pain in his head to a doctor and language at once runs dry.” True of the headache, Woolf’s account is of course more radically true of the severe and prolonged pain that may accompany cancer or burns or phantom limb or stroke, as well as of the severe and prolonged pain that may occur unaccompanied by any nameable disease. Physical pain does not simply resist language but actively destroys it, bringing about an immediate reversion to a state anterior to language, to the sounds and cries a human being makes before language is learned.
Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain
Modern dance of death, 1894
the prophet | jesús leguizamo
Ulric Neisser - Concepts and Conceptual Development: Ecological and Intellectual Factors in Categorization (2009)
There are several possibilities of action presented on a landscape/environment. Through the body and the possibilities projected by body schemas we interact with them, choosing and altering our position/posture (we rearrange ourselves). We’re creating patterns of movements and pauses, paths of interplay with the world around us.
This is phenomenological perception and human geography.
Comic for a Jazz zine me and Dave McMillan http://www.davidjmcmillan.co.uk might make in the future. Dave wrote this one.
Anyone who has met me knows this is how I speak.