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Reflections on Boarders
The boarder envelopes what is inside and differentiates what is exterior to it.
Seen differently, the boarder is also that which creates the link between what is inside and outside.
Perhaps instead the boarder is in effect a kind of field, imagine looking through a looking glass, the frame expands and the edges become thick like with peripheral vision, the edges slightly out of focus, no longer an object; background and foreground merging.
The boarder then is perhaps the quintessential gatherer. Perhaps this is why there is so much traffic at borders. The border is a link within an expanded field. Boarders are places of pain and joy. These blues capture this duality with hope, the human spirit in its strength and beauty, shining through
Meditations on Memory
Memory has a materiality, a physicality: it is corporeal.
« Bodies have all the explanatory power of the mind . » We don’t have bodies the same way we have other objects, because being a body; our corporeality, is something we occupy, something we must live.
Corporeality goes beyond a materialist reductionism. Corporeality is like a flame, it is both substance and process. Bodies are constituted materially and immaterially at the same time.
Memory is lived experience, collective memory, desires and trajectories : a corporeal sharing and communion with the world. I must have a body in order to see and to be seen. Sight and touch inside and outside meet with the body and through memory. Merleau-Ponty speaks oft he reversibility oft the flesh. Body and memory are intimately connected both are permanent and always changing their expressive potential and what they can do. Like language memory is a ‚wild being‘, the world touching and perceiving itself. I can only see by the touching of the light“, Luce Irrigaray. Memory is a kind of sight, a corporeal vision.
Gabrielle von Bernstorff-Nahat is a painter and writer. This blog is dedicate to reflections on painting.