Drawing parallels or paradoxes to each separate state of being, this workshop, led by Gretchen Blegen, unveiled the subtle layers through which sense is exposed and stories (re)emerge and compose, while the landscape takes its toll.
“There is a world that belongs to the shore of Lethe.
That shore is memory. It is the world of novels and sonatas, the world of the pleasure of naked bodies that love the half-closed blind or the world of the dream that loves it even more closed, to the point where it feigns the darkness of night or contrives it.
It is the world of magpies on graves.
It is the world of solitude required for reading books or listening to music.
The world of tepid silence and idle semi-darkness where thought drifts, then suddenly seethes with excitement.”
– Pascal Quignard, The Roving Shadows