Body resonance and art appreciation →
neuroticthought: by Deric Bownds Leder et al. have asked how hand movements reflected two styles of painting having similar content and historic period might interact with muscle movements in the viewer to influence their appreciation of the painting. Their introduction gives a bit of context for the work: The question of how art creates aesthetic pleasure has puzzled researchers since the...
And shortly after that..
There’s a solid little seed that sits sideways somewhere inside of me. There’s a hollow string to nowhere that stands beside my ever-living being. There’s a howling, hard-headed, hand-me-down that makes me who I am. There’s a way off-the-mark that wasn’t there, protecting me when I land. There’s a great open granule of grain-land that puts me in my place. ...
After I came back...
I just came across a journal I kept while I was in Costa Rica in 2004. I went there shortly after grad school, and right before I came to work full time in Austin. This is the journal entry I wrote right after I got back- I thought it was pertinent to where I’m at in life: “I’m back at work, my car has a broken timing belt, and I need to buy another one (car, not belt). I need...
My bones are old crustaceans My head is a broken piece My hands are a power station Removed from the grid beneath Your face it proves the axiom That all that is now was And wartime beauty all gets rationed For the enemy gains on us