Untitled (Just Because Everything Is Different Does Not Mean Anything Has Changed) a performance for Disclosure – exhibition as discourse as disco, 12th Istanbul biennial parallel event, Saturday 17 September, 2011, Dogzstar, ISTANBUL.
She says: Remember, there has never been any pure perception.
She says: Because accuracy is different from the truth
She says: In the beginning there is an end.
She says: I agree that aggression is a part of life and therefore also part of politics.
She says: THE POINT FROM WHICH WE SEE, AS A POINT THAT IS NOT SEEN.
She says: The body's overall shape is only given as something external.
She says: Language is not the result of an identity.
She says: The aspiration to dominate the room is contradictory.
She says: You affect me.
She says: Someone will have survived.
She says: WITHOUT KNOWING IT, I AM CONSEQUENTLY OPPOSED, ALWAYS CONCERNED WITH COLLECTIVE FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION. SHOWING THAT EVERY CONSENSUS IS BASED ON ACTS OF EXCLUSION, A ‘CONSTITUTIVE OUTSIDE’.
She says: Struggles create the language in which a new order expresses itself.
She says: LIKENESS IS AN EFFECT OF PROXIMITY OR CONTACT. LIKENESS IS AN EFFECT OF THE PROXIMITY OF SHARED RESISTANCE.
She says: The body is, on the surface and at depth, exposed to the other, vulnerable by definition.
She says: Hey you, your pussy stinks
She says: What world is fragile, yours, or where the others see you?
She says: There is a serious risk that we will eventually find use for our idleness.
She says: A memory is a shadow of the past.
She says: Visibility must be avoided.
She says: I do not think so.
She says: Maybe it's not possible.
She says: Experience is a semiotic process
She says: the fictional is already in the words
She says: It defines a realm of transgression where one is already guilty, and where one oversteps the bounds without knowing what they are.
She says: only the body knows.
She says: every night is an adventure
She says: Take, take on me. I said
She says: There is rawness in the night.
She says: I know nothing about the bodies here.
She says: We are among those who get organized.
She says: From now on all friendship is political.
She says: It was a collective effort, utilizing the talents of a large number of us, twenty women, I recall.
She says: It is a “We” of a position.
She says: Riot makes for ruin.
She says: This is really happening.
She says: We simply have to trust each other.
She says: Some older ladies started crying.
She says: In addition to the meaning the language is actively in the outcome.
She says: What is the purpose of clarity?
She says: I no longer want to die.
She says: We all have guilt.
She says: What am I?
She says: We can't share resources if we don't share the language.
She says: It seemed like being gay changed the thing of you.
She says: Many that leave get lost
She says: Many never arrive.
She says: It is a question of temporality.
1st, Do good (without permission), lie, articulate, make realities, and assert conventions paranoid fiction.
2nd, Respect others, be generous and suspicious, talk to close, (repeat for a given name).
3rd, Spread the word as needed (the more you give, the more you take pleasure), feel disgust.
She says: How can I explain it to you?
She says: Struggles creates the language in which a new order manifests itself.
She says: What you fear has already happened
She says: You have no choice.
She says: INDEED I CAN ONLY SAY ‘I’ TO THE EXTENT THAT I HAVE FIRST BEEN ADDRESSED: AND THAT ADDRESS HAS MOBILIZED MY PLACE IN SPEECH.
She says: All rooms are passages for light.
She says: This is a passage.
She says: I know you know I know.
She says: “I” is intact?
She says: »w, h, a, t, i, s, i, t, g, o, o, d, f, o, r«
She says: Are you angry?
She says: The silence in the room is loud, stupid, indifferent.
She says: Anxiety grows.
She says: I can hear...
She says: We are moving almost?
She says: Do I fear?
She says: Please, come and kiss me gently.
She says: This is the time.
She says: I am looking for the body, my body, which exists outside its patriarchal definitions. Of course, that is not possible. But who is interested in the possible any more?
She says: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Pragmatism, Darwin, and physicality. Science, Erotic Expressions, primal desire, perception and affection, excessive non-functional forces, bodily improvement, sexual attraction and seduction.
She says: There are always things that get lost.
She says: There is only one substance.
She says: It is a very important distinction.
She says: There are bodies that are full of love.
She says: Un-biased vision is possible only in the presence of an object which itself exceeds the bias and thus is independent of subjectivity.
She says: What does the victim expect by entering into this extreme form of contract with the other?
She says: society is closing in and the ghosts show themselves directly in the center.
She says: The scandal consists in the fact that the act cannot know what it is doing
She says: It happened on a Saturday afternoon; I shall never forget it.
She says: What is left of Democracy?
She says: I am genuinely uncertain here.
She says: EXERCISE 1 Watch Now
She says: EXERCISE 2 Turn into pleasure, all things that alarm your heart.
She says: It was never intended that we would understand each other.
She says: Silence can constitute both a constraint and a right.
She says: But there is a further dimension.
She says: I pretend that you don't exist.
She says: Can you please turn on the slide projector and change the light. Thank you.
She says: Violence continues to stalk out streets.
She says: History is destruction
She says: History is questions
She says: History is the future
She says: History is today
She says: History is anxiety
She says: History is danger
She says: History is shock
She says: History is VIOLENCE
She says: Burn, baby, burn!
She says: There was one girl who didn't understand... and was anxious to go and discussing a certain issue... a terrifying, crazy, aggressive reaction broke out against her.
She says: Insanity is the ability to do the impossible. Magic is the will to do it.
She says: I have no voice to say it with.
She says: And the voice knows that it does not know.
She says: CONFLICTS NEEDS TO TAKE A FORM THAT DOES NOT DESTROYS
She says: It’s quarter to ten.
She says: In May, the lilacs bloom. They should.
She says: No one is listening.
She says: How could it be otherwise?
She says: I appeal to you here. Conflict, division and instability does not destroy the democratic public sphere, they are its condition of existence.
She says: This asymmetry cannot be regarded as anything other than a class war.
She says: One morning all the leaves were gone, and this thing had just gradually happen.
She says: Sadness is the expression of capitalism in our lives.
She says: All the money is not capital.
She says: We have been pacified by Cappuccino
She says: Completion through removal
She says: Completion through collapse
She says: Completion through emptiness
She says: You are not forced to accept.
She says: It is important
She says: If I could just teach myself compassion.
She says: Politics is about the constitution of the political community. It's about the expanding spatial operations that create a political forum.
She says: I do not owe you anything?.
She says: THE MOMENTS WHEN THE BODY APPEARS ‘OUT OF PLACE’ ARE MOMENTS OF POLITICAL AND PERSONAL TROUBLE
She says: The darkness is spreading.
She says: I will give myself to fear.
She says: I do not do crack.
She says: MY CENTRAL AIM IS A POLITICAL ONE, BUT THERE IS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT ASPECT OF THE QUESTION.
She says: Our time together is uncertain.
She says: Do you hear me cry?
She says: I will lick my hands like an animal.
She says: An excellent instinct - which however also poses difficulties.
She says: This is a transition.
She says: WE MIGHT START BY SAYING ‘WE’.
She says: We are no longer afraid.
She says: Equality is actually the condition necessary in order to be able to think about politics.
She says: Everything speaks, a sort practiced fiction.
She says: Who is the subject?
She says: WHAT IS NOT HERE NOW?
She says: Nothing, nothing. Nothing at all.
She says: Where are we going?
She says: AS FAR AS COLLECTIVE IDENTITIES ARE CONCERNED, WE FOUND OURSELVES IN A SIMILAR SITUATION, THAT MAKES THEM (US) WANT TO BECOME PART OF A CROWD.
She says: Everything means nothing to me
She says: The world is very large. It is strangely large.
She says: SOCIAL ACTION REQUIRES A PERFORMANCE WHICH IS REPEATED, AND THE ACT IS NOT CONTRASTED WITH THE REAL, BUT CONSTITUTES A REALITY.
She says: JUST BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT ANYTHING HAS CHANGED.
She says: We might do better than turn our backs in embarrassed anger.
She says: IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE ANGER THOUGH.
She says: I dreamt that we made a revolution.
She says: One country, no country, the asphalt was wet.
She says: The street takes no faces.
She says: Maybe it was this.
She says: Alliances are possible everywhere.
She says: We have begun.
She says: Did you hear me?
She says: We must not undo the accomplishments of the past.
She says: Let us move. People!
Untitled (Just Because Everything Is Different Does Not Mean Anything Has Changed) by Malin Arnell: a performance exploring the political and aesthetical transformative potential residing in the togetherness based on shared identifications. For the performance at Dogzstar Arnell is collaborating with noise musician KOEFF and invited guests.