commonplacing

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Essentially repetition creates ritual. The process of thinking and doing are built from experience through discovering what is within—a person’s own way of dealing with things—and what is without; the ways other people have done things before. Bridging, combining, colliding ways and means to create; to create a moment, a thing, a language, a world—to create anything. Building, drawing, writing, printing, photography, code, grids, narrative, editing, systems, process—all rituals to conjure portals to pass through into experience.

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The idea of an idea… a principle, a method, a notion, a motif, a theme, a fancy, a conception, a flowering, a surety, an energy, a fuel, a memory, a medium

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“…every event in the visible world is the effect of an ‘image’, that is, of an idea in the unseen world. Accordingly, everything that happens on earth is only a reproduction, as it were, of an event in a world beyond our sense perception.” ~Richard Wilhelm

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…places few in number, that no longer exist because we are not there, and would not be there now, even if I visited because I am not what I was; they were beautiful and they are gone… lost to geography and time… and they are nothing that can be taken away and reclaimed, because they only existed for me and my friends when we were young.

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The beauty of creating narratives, journeys, is that digressions can become the thing.

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Experience is not the thing itself. Experience is what is caused by the thing; how it is discovered, used, understood, misunderstood and so on.

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The subject of memories is the experience of transformation. The things a person has lived through that have changed them somehow. To recount the impressions of metamorphosis. Any works created through the medium of memory and the act of recounting have as their subject the experience of transformation.