The Process of Transformation
Man: A real obligation of revolutionaries, perhaps the major job, is to wake people up to their own strengths, their own possibilities. The deadliest weapons are the weapons that convince that you can do nothing, that you can’t change, and that you can’t move forward. The revolution in Vietnam was won long before the U.S. got out, long before France was defeated at Dien Bien Phu; the...
The Gender of Sound, II
There is a group of terracotta statues recovered from Asia Minor and dated to the 4th century BC which depict the female body in an alarmingly shortcircuited form. Each of these statues is a woman who consists of almost nothing but her two mouths. The two mouths are welded together into an inarticulate body mass which excludes other anatomical function. Moreover the position of the two mouths is...
The Gender of Sound
Every sound we make is a bit of autobiography. It has a totally private interior yet its trajectory is public. A piece of inside projected to the outside. The censorship of such projections is a task of patriarchal culture that (as we have seen) divides humanity into two species: those who can censor themselves and those who cannot. Glass, Irony & God - Anne Carson