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.