Moonlight

States of Being – Entering a tactile and visual exploration of bodies. The experience of having one, of filling it with actions, memories, sensations. Of fitting and not fitting inside it. And then the act of sharing…Here I sit trying…

Moonlight

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States of Being – Entering a tactile and visual exploration of bodies. The experience of having one, of filling it with actions, memories, sensations. Of fitting and not fitting inside it.

And then the act of sharing…Here I sit trying to share this mass that is only ever personal. To offer it as a place for another to pose their vision of body, of self.

Eyes play tricks, mirroring what’s in the mind of the viewer more than that of the viewed. What does this combination of flesh and fabric reveal about your own mind?
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Your soul is a chosen landscape
Where charming masquerades and dancers are promenading,
Playing the lute and dancing, and almost
Sad beneath their fantastic disguises.
While singing in a minor key
Of victorious love, and the pleasant life
They seem not to believe in their own happiness
And their song blends with the moonlight,
With the sad and beautiful moonlight,
Which sets the birds in the trees dreaming,
And makes the fountains sob with ecstasy,
The tall slim water streams among the marble statues.
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Votre âme est un paysage choisi
Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques
Jouant du luth et dansant et quasi
Tristes sous leurs déguisements fantasques.
Tout en chantant sur le mode mineur
L’amour vainqueur et la vie opportune
Ils n’ont pas l’air de croire à leur bonheur
Et leur chanson se mêle au clair de lune,
Au calme clair de lune triste et beau,
Qui fait rêver les oiseaux dans les arbres
Et sangloter d’extase les jets d’eau,
Les grands jets d’eau sveltes parmi les marbres

~ Clair de Lune, Paul Verlaine, 1869

Music – Debussy Clair de Lune – Creative Commons license, Beta Records

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