Dec 22, 2002

loose ends still waiting to be tied
Recently discovered:OBSCURANTIST...contemporary concepts and art/image related.
I still have a few Last Minute gigs to do before Christmas and then a short trip to Scotland to visit my friend, Claire.
You know, it's difficult for me to write and do at the same time. And lately I've been busy doing. But I will be coming back here soon. Promise. Kinda.

"If you don't execute your ideas, they die." - Roger von Oech

AUTOMATIC WRITING--problems that have been caused by doing automatic writing --Automatic writing is the most direct of Surrealist techniques--Occultists believe automatic writing is the product of communication with a spiritual being--The Role of Automatic Writing in the Surrealist Movement--Breton was a firm believer in the theories of Freud and psychoanalysis and he worked to incorporate the unconscious into writing and art to release creativity and imagination of the unconscious--Automatic Writing -- In his 1924 Surrealist manifesto, the French poet André Breton defined Surrealism as “pure psychic automatism through which one attempts to express verbally, in writing, or in any other form, the true mechanics of thought.” --Continue writing without thinking about what is appearing beneath your pen--Along with the influence of Freud, Breton counts several writers among the precursors to Surrealism--Surrealism saw logic and reason as barriers, not tools, to a greater understanding of reality. It used techniques like automatic writing, trance states and self-hypnosis in an effort to dredge up material from the deepest corners of the mind


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