Portrait of Willi Ninja 8 weeks 4 days ago
Donation courtesy the artist and Third Streaming Gallery
Jayson Keeling was born in Brooklyn, NY and attended The Fashion Institute of Technology. He lives and works in Long Island City, Queens. His work has been featured in many exhibitions including; 30 Seconds Off an Inch and VIDEOSTUDIO, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC; Behind The Green Door (solo), The Abrons Art Center Henry Street Settlement, NYC (2009); The Queens International 4, The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY. His residencies include, The Apex Art Out-Bound Travel Residency to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2009), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Residency (2009) and Workspace Residency (2007-08), The Bronx Museum’s AIM 27 (2006) and Aljira’s Emerge 08 (2006).
Jacques Lacan reminds us, that in sex, each individual is to a large extent on their own, if I can put it that way. Naturally, the other’s body has to be mediated, but at the end of the day, the pleasure will be always your pleasure. Sex separates, doesn’t unite. The fact you are naked and pressing against the other is an image, an imaginary representation. What is real is that pleasure takes you a long way away, very far from the other. What is real is narcissistic, what binds is imaginary. So there is no such thing as a sexual relationship, concludes Lacan. His proposition shocked people since at the time everybody was talking about nothing else but “sexual relationships”. If there is no sexual relationship in sexuality, love is what fills
the absence of a sexual relationship.
Lacan doesn’t say that love is a disguise for sexual relationships; he says that sexual relationships don’t exist, that love is what comes to replace that non-relationship. That’s much more interesting. This idea leads him to say that in love the other tries to approach “the being of the other”. In love the individual goes beyond himself, beyond the narcissistic. In sex, you are really in a relationship with yourself via the mediation of the other. The other helps you to discover the reality of pleasure. In love, on the contrary the mediation of the other is enough in itself. Such is the nature of the amorous encounter: you go to take on the other, to make him or her exist with you, as he or she is. It is a much more profound conception of love than the entirely banal view that love is no more than an imaginary canvas painted over the reality of sex.
What did those plutocrats think was going to happen?
I didn’t think this was real but it isss ahahahaha
Ainulindalë, part 2. Thanks for all the positive feedback, everyone! A lot of you have asked about buying a copy in book form. I will have copies at SPX and then I will sell them online. They are expensive to make since there are 54 pages of crazy color.
Nathaniel Rich writes about the new science of disaster prediction and its implications: http://nyr.kr/18PXmP8
“Disaster predictions will become more accurate, but what difference will it make? Will it save lives, or even change behavior? Tokyo’s nine million residents are today fully aware that their city is due for a massive earthquake … Phoenix knows that it’s running out of water, Miami knows that it’s sinking into the Atlantic Ocean, and Seattle knows that it’s due for a reprise of the 9.0 megathrust earthquake that hit in 1700.”
Photograph by John Javellana/Reuters.
Durham cruiser with a window busted out
Theofania 2013 ( study) oil, gold leaf on cardboard . Cm 32x22
1) HOW DO WE COLLECTIVIZE THE WORK OF BAD FEELINGS?
2) HOW CAN WE MAKE IT OKAY?
3) HOW CAN A POET (PERSON) (PEOPLE) BE A MACHINE TO TURN POISON INTO ITS OWN ANTIDOTE?
4) WHAT USE CAN WE MAKE OF THE INFORMATION THAT IS FEELING?
plus one: how did it feel?
if you have some answers to any or all of these questions, please send them in an email to anne boyer at gmail dot com
(or write them on the internet? or mail them in a letter? or just let us know?)