Vague

For someone who is bilingual (French and English), the word evokes and yet doesn’t.  I went to an art exhibit that opened yesterday by the Belgian artist Raphaelle Goethals.  I’m someone who likes math and precision.  This art was admittedly a somewhat less accessible and more difficult experience, and yet one that reflects for me the current state of the Martin case.  Perhaps quantum mechanical in its artistic experiment with indefinite and definite, Goethals begins her works from a perspective of avoidance.  One has the initial impression that the work is a painting, over which layers and layers of beeswax have been worked covering the definition that might have been present in the initial painting with layers and layers of increasing obscurity.  To the point where, by the end of the work, she drills holes in specific places to expose through the cloud.

Not true.  The work is the cloud, and the holes or circles are superimposed upon the beeswax, forcing the observers to confront their own projections onto the work through these points of precision.  The observer becomes a central participant in the experience, or work of art.

It reminded me somewhat of a Jacques Brel song – moody, restrained in its exploration of notes, sometimes seemingly reduced to only 4 or 5, and yet with the poetry of his words, expansive and claiming so deeply his homeland, one so flat and rainy, that the existence of any third dimension to the landscape would require human ambition.   This same ambition is required of the participant-observer in Goethals work, indeed possibly in the Martin case as well.

So, a few words about the Martin case and the recent ruling on abortion legislation in Texas.  This, in my mind, also relates abstractly to “right to bear arms” and “right to self defense” questions raised by the Martin case.  These words in French… a slightly more distant perspective, and to be honest, not one that I hold all of the time.  It remains however a relevant point of view to me.

Au Texas, aussi, ils sont en train de diminuer les pouvoirs de femmes.

Je suis au milieu du debat sur la question du proces de Martin. Finalement, je suis presque prete a reconnaitre que les 3 chaines majeures aux etats unis ont raison de ne pas donner trop de couvrage au resultat. Je pense que le mieux ca serait que le jury n’en revient pour 2 ou 3 semaines pour que les gens s’en fatiguent.

En tout cas, ils ne vont pas en revenir un samedi. Comment peut ca se faire?

La liberte et l’individu. En ce pays de soit-disante liberte maximale,
l’individu se defend egalement (de point de vue femme) avec au moins le concepte de pouvoir posseder un fusil. C’est finalement la, le debat. En tout cas, je n’ai aucune envie de fusil ni que l’homme a cote ait un fusil, mais en meme temps, je voudrais qu’il me croit capable d’en avoir un pour me defendre.
Sinon, l’alternative, c’est l’omnipresence de la camera, et le profil sans arret.

Malgre le fait d’un mort apparent, et un individu qui admet de l’avoir produit,
il n’y a pas suffisament d’information pour qu’il soit condamne, et, de plus,
nous sommes dans un etat de vouloir plus d’information pour resoudre le cas, et de nous nous dire, que, de l’information, malgre le corps apparent, l’existence probable de cette information, et la volonte de l’avoir, il faut pouvoir nous dire non.  Ca suffit.

Nous sommes invites a arriver au point exterieur ou la brume puisse persister, et de trouver le point interieur ou on puisse se dire, on n’en peut plus, en restant, en meme temps, agil avec son esprit, et non frenetique en cherchant des relations parmi les points concrets.  A rejoindre les deux spheres – brouillards exterieur et interieur – qui peuvent etre mobils de facon a pouvoir faire un progres ou histoire logique.  Les solutions de ce probleme mathematique ne sont pas seulement les points de defaites.

Le dialogue: la justice, la justesse et le droit prive.  C’est une reponse a l’exhibition entitre “Massive Silence”.

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