LIVE ARTS FOR THE EVERYDAY – APPLICABLE THOUGHT #89 – End

An end is the conclusion of a cycle. In visual arts, when the work is finished the piece is born. In live arts, after the end, the piece ceases to exist. A recording is documentation, but not the piece itself, which is only experience. Once the cycle is closed, a new one can begin, and this new cycle can be everyday life until the next performance or a new project. The way we end something relates to the way we begin the next thing, because nothing is completely separate from what surrounds it. Just like the exhalation is caused by the inhalation reaching its end and viceversa. Sometimes we linger over ends and cling instead of letting go. Sometimes we skip the end by diving into the next thing. Fully ending invites fully beginning.

 

María Ferrara

 

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