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TOWARDS A THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENT

DUCKS ON A POND

LAWRENCE WEINER

PUBLISHER: IMSCHOOT, UITGEVERS GENT - BELGIUM


THE TRAVEL OF MARGARET - MARY

( IN SEARCH OF A SUITABLE MISE - EN - SCENE )

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THEATRE MAY IN FACT BE FALSE MOVIES MAY IN FACT BE FALSE BUT IN EFFECT THEY ARE THE ONLY MEANS OF PRESENTING A TRUE REPRESENTATION OF LIFE


THEATRE MAY IN FACT BE FALSE MOVIES MAY IN FACT BE FALSE BUT IN EFFECT THEY ARE THE ONLY MEANS OF PRESENTING A TRUE REPRESENTATION OF LIFE


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TOWARDS A THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENT

THE ACTOR ( PERFORMER ) MUST IN FACT BE AN OBJECT ALL INTELLECTUALLY DETERMINED ACTIVITY IS THEATRICAL ANY AHEMPT TO DE-OBJECTIFY THE ACTOR IS IN REALITY A MYSTIFICATION WITH THE OBJECTIFICATION OF THE ACTOR THERE IS NO FALSE SYMPATHY NO FALSE EMPATHY


EVER WIDENING CIRCLES OF REMORSE

AFLOAT AT THE MERCY OF THE WAVES A WOMAN IS OFEN JUDGED BY HER POSSESSIONS

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EVER WIDENING CIRCLES OF REMORSE

ET IN ARCADIA EGO AFLOAT AT THE MERCY OF THE WAVES WE ARE SHIPS AT SEA NOT DUCKS ON A POND


TOWARDS A THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENT

THE PLACEMENT OF THE ACTORS ON THE STAGE PRECLUDES ANY PROBLEM OF OBJECTIFICATION EACH ACTION MUST HAVE CONSEQUENCE THE NATURAL OBJECT ( ITSELF ) IS ALWAYS AN ADEQUATE SYMBOL


THE UTILIZATION OF GENERALIZED CHARACTERIZATIONS NEGATES THE NEED FOR EMPATHY IN ORDER TO MAKE THE MEANING KNOWN

A THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENT IS NEITHER THE EXPIATION OF GUILT OR A NEWSPAPER OF OUR TIMES BUT A REPRESENTATION OF EXISTING FACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS OF HUMAN BEINGS TO HUMAN BEINGS IN RELATION TO AN OBJECTIFIED CULTURAL SITUATION


THEY'RE SWEEPING OUT THE BARS THE SHARDS OF GUSS NO LONGER CUT THE FLESH UPON OUR FEET

DAM THE RIVER START THROWING IN THE rocks ... EVER WIDENING CIRCLES OF REMORSE


afloat at the mercy of the waves A WOMAN IS OFTEN JUDGED BY HER POSSESSIONS


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I FIND I HAVE WATER IN MY EYES

ever widening circles of remorse


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FOTOS: MOVED PICTURES ARCHIVE & FRANK VELLENGA ALL PRINTING INFORMATION © LAWRENCE WEINER 1988 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. NO PART OF THIS BOOK MAY BE REPRODUCED OR TRANSMIHED IN ANY FORM OR BY ANY MEANS, ELECTRONIC OR MECHANICAL, INCLUDING PHOTOCOPY, RECORDING, OR ANY INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM WITHOUT THE PERMISSION IN WRITING FROM THE AUTHOR AND THE PUBLISHER. ISBN 90-72191-02-1 D/1988/5039/1 PUBLISHED BY IMSCHOOT, UITGEVERS FOR IC BURGGRAVENLAAN 20 B-9000 GENT BELGIUM PRINTED IN BELGIUM BY IMSCHOOT-GENT



Lawrence Weiner ducks on a pond