Geert Dekkers
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nznl.com digest, Nov 01, 2007 - Nov 07, 2007, Posts 1972 - 1978


nznl.com digest
Nov 01, 2007 - Nov 07, 2007
Posts 1972 - 1978
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1972. Nov 01, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERLUDE)
flash movie
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071101

1973. Nov 02, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (DO YOU TRUST ME?)
flash movie
"He will ask me to love him. I will answer that I will love him. He
will ask me if I trust him. I will answer that I trust him. That I
will trust him."
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071102

1974. Nov 03, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (I WILL ANSWER THAT I LOVE
YOU)
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say -v Bruce "I will ask you if you love me."
say -v Vicki "I will answer that I do love you."
say -v Bruce "I will ask you if you trust me."
say -v Vicki "I will tell you that I trust you. I will say that I
trust you."
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071103

1975. Nov 04, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (IN THE HALF-LIGHT)
flash movie
"Would you come to me?"
"In the half-light - "
"Would you stay with me?"
"In the half-light, you remain..."
"Would you love me?"
"In the half-light you remain, treacherous, but loved."
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071104

1976. Nov 05, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERLUDE)
flash movie
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071105

1977. Nov 06, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (THE WILL TO MOVE)
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"Have you ever wondered in what way the impulse to move has influenced
the creative act? If one wishes to move? To stretch one's arms? If the
will to create where to be triggered by the will to move? If the
creative process was the wish to connect wood, to stretch canvas, to
stir paint?"
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071106

1978. Nov 07, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERLUDE)
flash movie
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071107

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nznl.com digest, Oct 25, 2007 - Oct 31, 2007


nznl.com digest
Oct 25, 2007 - Oct 31, 2007
Posts 1971 - 1977

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1971. Oct 25, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (FASTING)
flash movie

"There was some point in time that my interest in conceptual art
became more than intellectual. Once I had began to empty my gallery
of the materiality that accompanies work, I simultaneously felt
cleansed from within. As if fasting, I felt a comfortable feeling of
peace and calm."

http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071025

1972. Oct 26, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (AWARE)
flash movie

"You must be aware of your sitting here, at your table, all the
while, with your finger poised such a small distance from the button
on that omnious white box, so close that the reflection of your
fingertip in the shine is so clearly to be discerned, where pressing
that button would result in something utterly unknown, you must be
aware that the chance you are ending your life at the very onset of
the pressing of the button, you must be aware of this, you must be
aware?"

http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071026

1973. Oct 27, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (STAY)
flash movie

"If I stay, would you love me if I stay?"

http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071027

1974. Oct 28, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERLUDE)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071028

1975. Oct 29, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (TEDIOUS)
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"I would like to say that I appreciate your being here, listening to
me. I'm sure I must seem tedious. And don't say \" not at all\".
Because I know I am. I bore myself. I bore my lovers. I bore them to
death."

http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071029

1976. Oct 30, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (I SHALL RAISE MY HANDS)
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say -v Bruce "I shall raise my hands. I shall open my hands to you.
In appraisement I shall open my right hand. In appraisement I shall
open my left hand."

say -v Vicki "I shall take your left hand. I shall move your left
hand. I shall lay your left hand on my right breast. I shall take
your right hand. I shall move your right hand. I shall lay your right
hand on my left breast."

http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071030

1977. Oct 31, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERLUDE)
flash movie

http://nznl.com/index.php?dag=20071031

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nznl.com digest, Oct 18, 2007 - Oct 24, 2007


nznl.com digest
Oct 18, 2007 - Oct 24, 2007
Posts 1958 - 1964

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1958. Oct 18, 2007
INTERLUDE, 2011, INTERLUDE
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071018

1959. Oct 19, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (IDENTITY PERSISTING
THROUGH CHANGE)
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# making
# talking
# machining
say -v Vicki "identity persisting through change"
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071019

1960. Oct 20, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (SKY BLUE)
flash movie
"When I was younger, I was very interested in film. At my school the
New Media Lab had its own library. Rolling cabinets held thousands of
video tapes. I imagined how one could make a film using only clips
from these tapes. But when searching for one's perfect sky-blue, how
could one ever find it?"
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071020

1961. Oct 21, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (CHALICE)
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"Did you know that I too, have been an artist? In the year before I
applied for the National Police Academy, and as I had always been
interested in the Arts, I set up studios in a disused signwriters
shop, with help from my parents. Mind you, I had received no formal
training as an artist. For the first weeks, I was at a loss what to
do. I had bought no equipment or materials, so I had only what was
left in the old signwriters storage. There was a pile of old lumber
in the back, and from that I fashioned a crude stretcher with a
crossbar for strength. An old army blanket I found in a locker served
as a canvas, which I nailed onto the the stretcher. So then I had a
perfectly good canvas, albeit somewhat heavy, quite large, about my
height. A receptacle, I thought. Retracing the production process in
my mind, the construction of the stretchers' crossbar reminding me of
the Cross of the Lord Jezus, the army blanket reminding me of His
Warmth, and the concept of the receptacle reminding me of the Holy
Communion. So, finding a tin of gold paint, I traced a chalice."
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071021

1962. Oct 22, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERLUDE)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071022

1963. Oct 23, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (ZERKALO)
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"Some time ago, I visited a friend in the city. We went to a movie
house together, to watch a European film. It was Andrei Tarkovski's
Zer-kalo, a film I know quite well as I did an essay on it when I was
still studying. But I was surprised to discover that I had never
heard the original Russian. I'd watched the film many dozens of
times, and as I was studying, my love for the script, for the images,
and for the music, grew, and grew. But I was loving the German
translation, never knowing my loss."
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071023

1964. Oct 24, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERLUDE)
flash movie
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071024

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nznl.com digest, Oct 11, 2007 - Oct 17, 2007


nznl.com digest
Oct 11, 2007 - Oct 17, 2007
Posts 1951 - 1957

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1951. Oct 11, 2007
INTERLUDE, 2011, INTERLUDE
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071011

1952. Oct 12, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (CHOSEN)
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When I was a boy, I was convinced that I was chosen.
I imagined how I could become Jezus.
But at night, not being able to sleep,
I saw visions of murder and pillage,
and was much troubled.
My visions where of two separate categories.
One category was of the images turning and changing,
slowly gathering form.
The second category was of the sudden flash,
of the revelation.
In some periods,
the visions frightened me so badly that I feared the advent of the
evening,
and my bed.
It was only later that I realised that both categories were the work
of the devil.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071012

1953. Oct 13, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (APPARITION)
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
say -v Vicki -o /Users/geert/Sites/_nznl/20071013/1.aiff "When a
show was on, and it was quiet, as it sometimes was, I would find
myself, unthinking, comtemplating the reflection of the whiteness of
the wall on the polished wooden floor. Gradually I started to realise
that I loved these apparitions more than the art I showed, and so I
slowly began to despise the ugly materiality of even the most
exquisite works, as the need grew within me to rid my gallery of all
objects."
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071013

1954. Oct 14, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INNER STRENGTH)
flash movie
#!/usr/bin/env bash
say -v Vicki "I remember the first time my intellectual abilities
made an impression. I was a member of the Brownies in our remote
village, I suppose I was about 7 or 8. We sat in a circle, cross-
legged. The Akela asked us to comment on some subject, I don't
remember what exactly. When it was my turn, I felt some hitherto
unknown inner strength gathering momentum as I spoke. When I was
finished, the group was silent. Shortly afterwards, I was promoted to
Second."
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071014

1955. Oct 15, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (NEGATIVE)
flash movie
#!/usr/bin/env bash
say -v Bruce -o /Users/geert/Sites/_nznl/20071015/1.aiff "I remember
quite distinctly when I first discovered my individuality. I might
have been 7, or 8. I was running home from school, for lunch. I
noticed my shadow dancing in front of me in the midday sun, and I
remember also, that I thought it strange I should be able to position
myself through my negative."
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071015

1956. Oct 16, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (THOUGHT)
flash movie
#!/usr/bin/env bash
say -v Vicki -o /Users/geert/Sites/_nznl/20071016/1.aiff "In my
thought, the most universal, most abstract concepts are to be found
in the most intricate, most detailed, smallest objects. As such, the
grandest of all concepts should consequently be found in the smallest
objects imaginable. Which means that these objects should be small to
the verge of being absolutely non-existent."
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071016

1957. Oct 17, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (POWER)
flash movie
#!/usr/bin/env bash
say -v Vicki "When I discovered my power, that is, my control over
the power of language, I realised I could change reality. The images
I projected with my talks seemed so vivid, so real, that my audience,
after listening to me, would go out into the world and actually build
what I had proposed."
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071017

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nznl.com digest, Oct 04, 2007 - Oct 10, 2007


nznl.com digest
Oct 04, 2007 - Oct 10, 2007
Posts 1944 - 1950

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1944. Oct 04, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (CLOSE)
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
say -v Vicki "I don't really feel comfortable about your proximity."
say -v Bruce "You don't feel comfortable about me standing so close
to you?"
say -v Vicki "No I don't feel as comfortable as I think I should."
say -v Bruce "I am standing very close to you."
say -v Vicki "Yes, you are. Your lips are very close to my lips."
say -v Bruce "And my toes are very close to your toes."
say -v Vicki "Yes."
say -v Bruce "Yes. And my axis is very close to your axis"
say -v Vicki "Yes. Yes."
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071004

1945. Oct 05, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERLUDE)
flash movie
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071005

1946. Oct 06, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (LET MY FLOW INTO YOU)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071006

1947. Oct 07, 2007
INTERLUDE, 2010, INTERLUDE
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071007

1948. Oct 08, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (I WOULD LIKE TO STAY WITH
YOU)
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I would like to stay with you. I would like to fill your need. I
would like to crawl up your walls. To enter your interiors. To crawl
within your confines. To enter your cracks en eddy through your
slightest spaces. To press through your tubes. To generate your
power. To generate your power. To generate your power.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071008

1949. Oct 09, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I
THOUGHT I WANTED TO BECOME AN ARTIST)
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When I was younger, I thought I wanted to become an artist. So I
wondered, how to become an artist? I thought I might do well to copy
an artist in order to become an artist, myself. I would read the
books she would read, I would go to all the right parties, I would
meet all the right people. And I would analyze art. But how to
analyze art? Perhaps, I thought, I should trace the creative process
in the artist, take the process apart until I reached its most atomic
elements, then put it all back together again. So I did. I asked the
artist to explain to me what was happening while she was creating the
art, as she was creating it. I asked her to create five works of art
in an empty space lit by red, green, and blue theatre lights. And as
she was creating, and I was asking questions, I had a cameraman film
us. And I had a director, who told us what the points of interest were.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071009

1950. Oct 10, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (I WANTED TO PLAY FOOTBALL
FOR THE COACH)
flash movie

You know, when I was a young man in high school,
Believe it or not, I wanted to play football for the coach.
And all those older guys,
they said he was mean and cruel, but you know,
I wanted to play football for the coach.
They said I was to little, too light-weight to play line-backer,
so I say I'm playing right-end.
I wanted to play football for the coach.
Because, you know some day,
you've got to stand up straight less you may fall,
And then you're going to die.
And the straightest dude,
I ever knew, was standing right before me all the time.
So I had to play football for the coach,
and I wanted to play football for the coach.

Glory of love, the glory of love, the
glory of love, just might come through.

http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071010

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