Human Personality, a solo exhibition at Almine Rech, Paris opens on Thursday, September 13th 2012 / 6 – 8:30 pm
7 pm – Performance by John Giorno
7:30 pm – Music Live with Liturgy
“…active habits are strengthened by repetition but passive ones are weakened.”
-C. S. Lewis
Keep on opening the window. There’s the indelible strain arching across bristling, magnetic spires. After that: coronation with five thousand halos dripping, literally, with glory. Everything that was has fallen away from me ; now only a throb echoes against itself. The trumpets, no longer limp, are ready. They wait, all attention, like soldiers. My sandals explode, one at a time. “Each leg is shorter than the other”. I can hear the knocking behind the door, but the door itself eludes me even as I smash my jaw against its threshold. But I don’t do that too often anymore. Rupture is the truth emerging via beauty, yielding astonishment. Astonishment is the dissolution of the membrane between awareness and truth. The Good is psycho-physiological electricity.
After the whole order blew apart, it became possible to separate the wheat from the chaff.