Tests from a series of new ‘Close Readings’ generated from my experience as ‘Seer-in-Residence’ (see posts below). The texts encountered during my residency included: Roland Barthes, ‘The Metaphor of the Eye’, from Georges Bataille, The Story of Eye; Catherine Clémente, ‘Syncope’s Strategies, from Syncope: The Philosophy of Rapture; Hélène Cixous, ‘Writing Blind’, from Stigmata: Escaping Texts; Luce Irigaray, ‘To perceive the invisible in you’, from To Be Two. The second 'close reading' draws on a sentence from Cixous' Writing Blind, "Answer: the text needs the paper. It is in the contact with the sheet of paper that sentences emerge", which seems especially pertinent to the concerns of my Close Readings.
|Emma Cocker, Close Reading, (L.I.T.B.T)|
|Emma Cocker, Close Reading, (H.C.W.B)|