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Post By: Bayo Akomolafe
Applause – however raucous – is to the real magician a signal of failure, an indication that she has merely entertained the senses of her audience…when what she really wants to do is to shock them into whimpering silence, and break them out of their convention of presuming that what they see before them has …Continue Reading >>>
Grief, the desire of bodies for what is lost, needs gratitude to be fully itself. And gratitude only knows itself through a sense of what it might lose. Together they are the rhythm of things, the silence and the drumbeat that give birth to everything…written into the fabric of possibility. Bayo Akomolafe
Slowing down is taking care of ghosts. The idea of slowing down is not about getting answers; it is about questioning our questions. It is about staying in the places that are haunted.
I often assume that I have to figure out the plot, the concept or an idea before writing it down, only to find that the figuring out actually happens during the writing down. And so I am learning to meet the pixel, the pen, the moribund piece of paper, the messy desktop, the relentless whirring …Continue Reading >>>
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There is no yellow brick road that snakes through. There is no singular or essential thing to do. There is no fundamental answer. No alienated genius. No transcendent way of seeing. This is not the same thing as saying ‘anything goes’. What counts as a response or as ‘right’ action is always specific to the …Continue Reading >>>