Peanut wrapper, cont'd
I can't emphasize enough how important it is, I think, to be able to work without knowing exactly what you are doing.
I was astonished to discover several things, which I wouldn't have noticed had I been in that other frame of mind which is as useful but different, namely the goal-tending frame of mind.
I noticed a very direct connection down through my feet to the earth. No biggie. That's obvious. But what was interesting was how these connections became perch-points, very brief but very meaningful. I noticed also that sight-line was more a part of my kinesthetic sense than I can remember it ever being before. If you have performed site-specific work in an enormous setting, then you get that chance to see the far horizon as part of your movement. But in the theatre and in old victorian mansions and in the dark under an overpass, sight plays a very different role than it does in my nest-cage in the middle of a well-traversed thoroughfare.
A man strolled by strumming his guitar. doesn't happen often on belvedere. A pack of young boys on bicycles. And tons of the usual car traffic. The fact of being so visible.
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