Liquid Shadows, Solid Dreams
(A Monastic Playground)
We live and expand in these geometries.
Compositional Thought (BCT); Black Abstraction in Motion
An aggregation of self-similar forms; fugitive things.
Light, air, space, solids, dynamic, ritual, functional, indeterminable, composition-disposition, silence, responsive, run, quiet, quietness.
Who are you after swallowing the ocean and all of its light?
An enclosure of slow violence?
A chamber of waves and Black Clouds?
You swallowed the triangle, the distance, and the unknown.
The howling light years are in your body now.
Echoes of sorrow and steel adhere to each blood vessel.
An intermolecular force of blue.
And your arms are blurs of ships
You try holding emancipation to your damp chest
No time for drowning, you live on
with the dampness of the ocean,
with dripping spacious hands and brutal horizons
Soaked in discontinues Blackness
You can now spit light
This is where the glory is
The deep swallow changed you
Your old self is a tide inside your new self.
Breathing in a new liquid belonging
You lift your fingertip to see the cumulus energy of black being
You take that finger and make a mark, a dig, a scratch
You draw hauntology
A multi-scalar condition with an incompressible fluid
This new self is all chance and heat
Chance as form
And uncertain, indeterminable being of blue
A new demography
A new watercolor
Think about weight and scale. Stipule
Black world building where we move with peace and liberty
I read this quote often and I've been paring it with these drawins.
"The model that I am proposing would be based on a theorization that melds various aspects of the human sciences and a mode of culture analysis for which we currently have no name, but one might think of it as a cultural demography; this new "science" would be alert to the cultural implications of movement, which is not only a primary meaning of the life-world but one of its most significant literary trope--the "symbolic geography" that would explain (1) diasporic movement, (2) internal migration, and (3) the mechanisms of fantasy and ambition that contextualize African American struggle."
The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual: A Post-Date (1994)
Hortense J. Spillers
a quiet prayer while making. 2016-the first hyper shape practice.
In process: no words to describe how this feels. Agnes Martin Speaks of beauty, Alice Walker speaks of being her true self. Follow the women.