Vacant Presence

Though it's been said over and and over that the kills-people-but-leaves-structures-intact concept is a misunderstanding, I still have faith that if a neutron bomb were dropped near Jesse Darling's and Julia Phillips' works, they would withstand the blow. Like cockroaches, the dreadful material of hospitals and doctors' offices is seemingly indestructible and will long outlast us.

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Improvisational Readership

Amelia Jones crucially resists the notion that embodied presence in the space of live performance provides the viewer privileged access to the meaning or truth  of these acts; I have work to do in order to practice a more critical stance toward the primacy of sight or touch in the acts of looking and reading.

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