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I empty my bags. Travel is over for now. I put on my face while nobody is home. One wants to look correct while one is pronouncing to no one in particular. Now it is time to sing and dance beneath an indigo cloud.

The committee is coming.
The committee is coming.
The committee is coming.

I’m going underground to write comps for a while. And, in celebration of the acquisition of concert tickets, I’ve decided that my first set of précis papers will be framed and secretly structured by The Knife’s, “Shaking the Habitual.”

And that’s when it hurts
When you see the difference
It’s a raging lung
And a difference
What a difference
A little difference would make

––Raging Lung

Our hair is out.
We have made some decisions.
We want to fail more, act without authority.
Plus there’s something phlegmatic about the world state don’t you think?
There’s a blood system promoting biology as destiny.
A series of patriarchies that’s a problem to the Nth degree.
What about hyper-capitalism, this homicidal class system, the school system that’s kaput?
[…]
No habits!
Of course we’re growing restless.

––From the press release for “Shaking the Habitual”

Ta for now.

When I was first visiting York University to decide if I would accept my offer of a place for PhD study (a little more than two years ago!) I had the privilege of seeing Eco Homo? Queering Bodies, Queering Sustainability, an incredible “textual choreographic conversation dance” between Cate Sandilands, now my advisor, and Michael Morris, now a dear friend and fellow traveler. I am delighted to know there is an HD recording of the piece and that it’s on Vimeo!

Michael’s two blogs (Michael J. Morris and ecosexuality: reorientations/reterritorializations) are linked in the Blogroll and are well worth your time.

[reblog] Eco Homo? Queering Bodies, Queering Sustainability | ecosexuality: reorientations/reterritorializations.

Trisha Brown's Roof Piece @ The Getty, LA, 4/6/2013 Photo: Darren Patrick

Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece @ The Getty, LA, 4/6/2013 Photo: Darren Patrick

Trisha Brown's Roof Piece @ The Getty, LA, 4/6/2013 Photo: Darren Patrick

Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece @ The Getty, LA, 4/6/2013 Photo: Darren Patrick

Trisha Brown's Roof Piece @ The Getty, LA, 4/6/2013 Photo: Darren Patrick

Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece @ The Getty, LA, 4/6/2013 Photo: Darren Patrick

Trisha Brown's Roof Piece @ The Getty, LA, 4/6/2013 Photo: Darren Patrick

Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece @ The Getty, LA, 4/6/2013 Photo: Darren Patrick

Trisha Brown's Roof Piece @ The Getty, LA, 4/6/2013 Photo: Darren Patrick

Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece @ The Getty, LA, 4/6/2013 Photo: Darren Patrick

Shaking the Habitual, the perfectly titled new album from the incredible Swedish duo The Knife is streaming here. (Thanks to MM for sharing.)

Also, if you want more context for their return to producing music as The Knife after several years, there’s a great piece in the Guardian. Judith Butler is a named influence on the conceptualization of this album.

JuBuKnife

Outline for praxis.
Liquid; solid.  The wet object.  A stone.

“Small torso”

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Eroto/

Pronunciation: /ɛˌrəʊtəʊˈdʒɛnɪk/
Etymology: < Greek ἔρωτο- , ἔρως love + -genic comb. form.

= erogenic adj.
1909 in Cent. Dict. Suppl.
1922 J. Riviere tr. Freud Introd. Lect. Psycho-anal. 264 The gratification obtained can only relate to the region of the mouth and lips; we therefore call these areas of the body erotogenic zones.
1924 J. Riviere et al. tr. Freud Coll. Papers II. 39 A certain degree of directly sexual pleasure is produced by the stimulation of various cutaneous areas (erotogenic zones).
1955 H. Marcuse Eros & Civilization (1956) ii. 39 The pleasure of the proximity senses plays on the erotogenic zones of the body.
1968 Economist 25 May 25/3 Libido transcends beyond the immediate erotogenic zones.
(OED)

/hysterionics = hysteria + histrionics

hystericize v. /hɪˈstɛrɪsaɪz/ (intr.) to go into hysterics.
1894    Westm. Gaz. 5 Dec. 3/1   The Newest Woman queens it here In all her last uncomely guises; A screaming Sisterhood severe Hystericises.
(OED)

histrionic, adj. and n.

Pronunciation:  /hɪstrɪˈɒnɪk/

Etymology:  < late Latin histriōnic-us , < histriōn-em ; compare French histrionique (1769 in Littré)

 3. Pathol. histrionic paralysis (see quot.). histrionic spasm, spasm of the facial muscles.

1886    New Sydenham Soc. Lexicon,   Histrionic spasm.
1893    New Sydenham Soc. Lexicon,   Paralysis, histrionic, Bell’s facial palsy, so named because the power of facial expression is lost.
(OED)

Christian Schad, Sonja (1928)

graphy/

Pronunciation:  /ˈgræfɪ/
Etymology:  < French graphie system of writing.

Philol.

A graphic symbol representing a phoneme; = graph n.3
1955    Trans. Philol. Soc. 138   The characteristic insular graphies of the later twelfth century boef, beof, bøf do not deserve to be dismissed as Anglo-Normanisms.
1962    N. Davis & C. L. Wrenn Eng. & Medieval Stud. 56   Whereas original long e and o are not infrequently represented by the graphies ee and oo, original short e and o are never so represented.
1968    Medium Ævum 37 87   The same graphy appears in the same manuscript in the form beniscun.
1970    Jrnl. Eng. Place-name Soc. 2 16   The graphy gu for [g] before e, i arose in French after initial gw had been reduced to g at some time before the late twelfth century.
(OED)
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