[...] sitting up in bed, where I find you impossibly beside me, out of time, reading. You read these words: 'As time goes by, however, the two of us – Bento and I – become less distinct. Within the act of looking, the act of questioning with our eyes, we become somewhat interchangeable' (Berger 2011: 6). I'm drawing something growing against the sky, as you say these words to me. I'm drawing in black ink, as an outline threads itself through the shapes that pass across the space framed by the window. A mirror stands by the glass with its trickles; January condenses; my pen outlines onto the varying clouds; photons pass an image from and to the mirror in the room.
How does the letter 'A' become a person? How does a smudge become a cloud? [...]
(Apr 2015) ‘‘In some they become the cloud’: Annotating Room 14 of Mira Schendel’, Performance Research Vol. 20(2), Special Issue ‘On Anthropomorphism’, Routledge/Taylor and Francis
Continue reading on the Performance Research website.
Citation: Penny Newell (2015) Annotating Room 14 of Mira Schendel at the Tate Modern: ‘In sometey b In some they become the cloud, Performance Research, 20:2, 49-52, DOI: 10.1080/13528165.2015.1026729