07/18/19 / by Jesse Griffith

Days 77-79

As life speeds up at a remarkable pace, the performance practice is an exercise in slowing everything down. Slowing down the body unveils a sense of place in the universe while slowing down the mind unleashes and develops thoughts and vital energies. Placing rests between emotions, pauses before reactions helps the creative forces to manifest, and liberates me from my own trappings. This creates space for new works to enter. into being, or at the least, attempts. Situating myself inside the chamber for the last three days has given me a deeper focus on the things that really matter, the things I want to pursue and how I want to spend the time, “creating your own eternity” as Ginsberg said.