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by Mary Rechner

 

 

Site-specific conventions: chain link fence encircling resource library, signs on doorways noting sexual content, t-shirts=ID badges….

 

Am I standing in the right line?

 

I often feel entitled to virtuosity.

 

Contemporary art speaks to the past as much as to the now or the future.

 

Discovery is a form of pleasure.

 

Not understanding is a form of fear.

 

Audience camaraderie has a ritual function.

 

Sympathy/empathy for the performers is a surprise (see above entitlement).

 

Imagination might be more important than anything else.

 

 

Mary Rechner is the author is Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women.  She lives in Portland.