Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:35 pm
I know that this practice has value. I know that this practice is necessary to my evolution as an artist, but there are moments where I wonder how I can prove it, how I can capitalize on this process, and I wonder about capitalism and its affect on my trajectory in the arts. Do I desire to publish in order to commodify my practice? Do I desire to publish in order to meet the demands of a capitalist society that value works, productivity, and labor? I believe that teaching is one way of sharing knowledge, of being in dialogue with others, to form communities of learning. In what ways do journals / magazines create these communities – they bridge the gap between places, they allow people to exchange ideas and be in conversation about issues regardless of where they are located.. I believe in the value of published writing, I am a avid reader, I am constantly reading,
I read to understand a world that is different from my own. I read to escape the world that I am located in. I read to deepen my engagement with ideas. I read to open doors, widen possibilities, expand horizons. Yet, I am struggling to write for publication and I wonder why? I wonder why I feel hesitant to work in this way – is it because I am lacking the capacity to deepen a singular engagement – writing would force me to commit to a line of inquiry- but I feel that I do this in practice – I have been committed for quite some time to depatterning, decolonizing, stripping away habits in moving and thinking….but I am having trouble to committing to composing in writing….how do I cultivate this practice?
In what ways is decolonizing your mind a part of somatic practices? Both practices are about shifting ways of being in the world, both practices look toward the unconscious, both practices are about bridging awareness, habit, and action.
How can somatic practices begin to take a more active role in social justice movements?
How are they uniquely positioned to help us address the issues of twenty-first century?
Maybe my concern is finding a writing style that works well for me……
This is a blog of processes. Through the sharing of media and writing I am following my impulses, teasing out and unpacking, translating, solidifying, and making concrete my investigations into something that can be shared.