i made this sticky – a post from years ago.. same – and an edit.
our shadows and smokey 11Oct2014 photo by cole
Last night I attended Vida Midgelow‘s lecture and post-discussion “Dance Improvisation as Research: Liquid Knowing and Languaging” with OSU cohorts and faculty (I consider them “cohorts” in ways) and was sparked as thought fanned questions. Some of the language from her felt sense turned voice dripped over me like warm oil, running down, finding spaces of dry flesh to slick. Others hung in the air and didn’t approach my skin to sink in. There was discussion after about the liquiding of knowledge – how it is a violent process – as disruption of a solid to become a liquid can be thought of – so that a certain knowing, which is thought to be solid, may run through our bodies as liquid. Ok.
But what of the ether? What of the knowledge that is felt to be like air? Liquiding this knowledge is a much different process. The knowing which we do not have language for is said to be in the ether. It is for the interest of languaging this knowledge – insofar as it may liquidate any ideology which holds hostage its faithful with the negation of others – that I proceed.