By Bradshaw Stanley

For H. For sorrow’s eye, glazed with blinding tears, Divides one thing entire to many objects; Like perspectives, which rightly gazed upon Show nothing but confusion, eyed awry Distinguish form: so your sweet majesty, Looking awry upon your lord’s departure, Find shapes of grief, more than himself to wail; Which, look’d on as it is, is…

For H. There is no such thing as phenomenology, but there are indeed phenomenological problems. Ludwig Wittgenstein Although Blue is often assumed to be Derek Jarman’s last film (that honor goes to Glitterbug, which premiered several months after his death from AIDS-related complications), it was certainly the last film I watched with you. It consists of…

For H. Blue watched as a word or phrase materialized in scintillating sparks, a poetry of fire which casts everything into darkness with the brightness of its reflections. Derek Jarman The doctors did what they could for you. At first they used words, they gave it a name, “atrial septal defect.” They used their words in…

For H. It is because light has nothing of its own (no peculiarity) that it can be made to reflect the nothing….by redirecting being away from substance and toward the affective intensity of visual and temporal form. Eugenie Brinkema Performance is the end. Once performed, once acted out or upon, what is (the body) precipitates out…

For H. Our world the world of colors is the world. Julian Beck   I painted your sternum in chlorine. Since nothing allowed me to capture your feelings, I tried to preserve the way you felt to me directly, against my hands and upon my face, which I knew but could not verbalize. Like any word,…