From queer studies

A lot of searching must be done to find new rules for forming and linking phrases that are able to express the differend…What is at stake in a literature, in a philosophy, in a politics perhaps, is to bear witness to differends by finding idioms for them. -Jean Francois Lyotard, The Differend (pp. 13) This…

When I first started playing the violin in the fourth grade, my parents went violin crazy. If there was someone playing violin on a TV show or in a commercial, they immediately called for me to come see or listen to it. My mom would record episodes of shows for me to watch later because…

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. 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…