Monday, June 29, 2009


153 maquette (c & a -detail), colored pencil, graphite, collage on board, 2007
Ken Weathersby
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Roland Barthes, from S/Z (translation 1974):
In the classic text, the majority of the utterances are assigned an origin, we can identify their parentage, who is speaking: either a consciousness... or a culture...; however, it may happen that in the classic text, always haunted by the appropriation of speech, the voice gets lost, as though it had leaked out through a hole in the discourse. The best way to conceive the classical plural is then to listen to the text as an iridescent exchange carried on by multiple voices, on different wavelengths and subject from time to time to a sudden dissolve, leaving a gap which enables the utterance to shift from one point of view to another, without warning: the writing is set up across this tonal instability... which makes it a glistening texture of ephemeral origin. [une moire brillante d'origines d'ephemeres]

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