The body “as/is”: Extended annotations along the work of Phanos Kyriacou
29 October 2019, 20:00
Talk by Evagoras Vanezis

Excerpt:

Writing as Performance (Lecture) Or Lyrical Criticism

threshold to a ‘kind of “there” there’ / voice touching ears

(α)

“hand holding things, choreography of holding in relation to the thingness of objects”
{Hand Holding Things, artist book by Phanos Kyriakou}

(β)

this case [this particular situation; this occurrence; this container; bodies, rupture sculptures, mothership 

(γ)

a sculptural line spills out of the exhibition space / a mark in space reappears & maps its coordinates on ‘Treat’ – The Adventures of a Giant Midget, No. 59, 2015 // a doubling (in space, in time) that twists, a straight line has become a turn /// voided entrances, rolled-up garage door, custom made stools awaiting the activation of bodies displaying postures on them

Stool placed under the rolled-up garage door: [this case, is this the one? Your eyes are touching it right now. “Even the eye touches; the gaze implies a an unconscious touch, bodily mimesis and identification” (p.42)

For what writing is / is always other / at the limit of the other: a touch.
Better: ‘In writing, nothing other than touching happens’ (Jean Luc Nancy).
structural metaphor for recognitive understanding –
singular objects & globalised fluids, touching & seeing:
where does gesture become space,
when between the hand and thing, a plastic layer of synapses?
how to: mend with the sweat of our palm]

&

thinking thingness <=> touching thoughts
[only some body], a flesh(y) space/ing
interrupts sense /

“as/is” words were not a sensing matter,
Upsetting the intimacy of organs・
A kind of “there” there alleviates
the punctuality of bodies

&:

Somewhere latent is a study on the question of how bodies [are] touch[ed] upon the legacies of minimalist sculpture

Somehere touch is another name for writing,
For ‘In writing, nothing other than touch happens’ (Nancy)

Somethere a poetic materialism makes matter pulse and joins everything together
Everywhere an archive of grasping thoughts and of walking lines of found necessities

&.

Everywhen,
“the psyche is extended and knows nothing of this”

Evagoras Vanezis