Geert Dekkers
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nznl.com digest, Sep 27, 2007 - Oct 03, 2007


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Sep 27, 2007 - Oct 03, 2007
Posts 1937 - 1943

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1937. Sep 27, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (DREAM)
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When I was at Art School, I would try to be as early as I could. The
caretaker, with whom I'd struck up a friendship, let me in, and I'd
sit on the floor of the empty studio, long before the other students
arrived. I loved just to sit there, among the paint spatters and
splashes, the worn stools, the easels, and dream.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070927

1938. Sep 28, 2007
INTERLUDE, 2011, INTERLUDE
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1939. Sep 29, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (TIME)
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When I was still doing real time artists, I showed one artist who had
taken hand crafting to its extreme. She showed canvasses that, very
literally, she herself had made. Having taken many months to build a
furnace, she had melted down the sheet of iron roofing above her
childhood bedroom window, carefully and meticulously taking weeks
fashioning the tacks to fasten the canvas. From the tree she herself
had planted as a small child, in the garden of her ancesteral home,
in many months, she cut and meticulously planed the canvas
stretchers, and then, in many weeks, cut and planed from the same
tree the keys to stretch the canvas, and then, in many days,
constructing and adjusting the stretcher. And then, of the very fibre
of the canvas, spending months on the building and the reproduction
of the fibre from the smallest elements imaginable, spending weeks on
the winding of the fibres to the thread, spending days on the weaving
of the thread to the canvas, and then, after that, spending hours on
the attaching of the canvas to the stretcher she had made, and then
back, spending months on the building and the reproduction of the
smallest elements imaginable of the collagen, then weeks on the
building of the lumps of the resulting rabbit skin glue, and then
days on the application of the glue on the surface of the canvas.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070929

1940. Sep 30, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (TRACES AND HONOURS TIME)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070930

1941. Oct 01, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (TRACES TIME AND HONOURS
TIME)
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1942. Oct 02, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (PIETA)
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1943. Oct 03, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERLUDE)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 071003

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nznl.com digest, Sep 20, 2007 - Sep 26, 2007


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Sep 20, 2007 - Sep 26, 2007
Posts 1930 - 1936

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1930. Sep 20, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (WILL YOU SCRAPE MY FILTH)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070920

1931. Sep 21, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (MOVE MY HEART)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070921

1932. Sep 22, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (MOVE)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070922

1933. Sep 23, 2007
INTERLUDE, 2011, INTERLUDE
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070923

1934. Sep 24, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (MOVE MOVE MOVE)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070924

1935. Sep 25, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (WE NEED THE EXCUSE OF A
FICTION TO STAGE WHAT WE TRULY ARE)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070925

1936. Sep 26, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (CABINET)
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
say -v Vicki -o /Users/geert/Sites/_nznl/20070926/1.aiff "I used to
keep a large cabinet of the most important works of literature, that
I had collected with meticulous care. And a separate cabinet for art
books. But I never looked into one of them, let alone read in them.
They were just for my guests. Then one day I did away with both
cabinets. Now I have just my Tarkovsky movies, and a small number of
books that I read over and over."
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070926

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nznl.com digest, Sep 13, 2007 - Sep 19, 2007


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Sep 13, 2007 - Sep 19, 2007
Posts 1923 - 1929

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1923. Sep 13, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (GUESTS)
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Every year, I let a group of students do a show. The students have an
absolutely free rein; they can do anything save damage the gallery.
The show is always planned during my annual holiday. Mostly I don't
arrive back until the show is over and the space is cleared. But this
year, I arrive early. The show has only just ended. All works have
gone. I find - this. At first I feel it might be a work - of course
even I can't recognize art all the time. But then I change my mind.
It is just too strange. What is most unsettling, is the compulsion
that grips me as I move closer to the object on the table. It is as
if another person enters my shell, commands me to sit at the table,
poise my finger above the button, wait.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070913

1924. Sep 14, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (FEEL MY WIRE)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070914

1925. Sep 15, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (SING MY SONG)
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
say -v Vicki -o /Users/geert/Sites/_nznl/20070915/1.aiff "[[inpt TUNE]]
~
s {D 150; P 161.1:0 190.0:30 244.9:87 254.5:97}
1IH {D 1170; P 250.0:0}
N {D 100; P 256.6:0 241.6:20 226.7:40}
~
m {D 70; P 150.0:0 150.0:00}
AY {D 1170; P 200.0:0}
_
s {D 170; P 200.4:0 170.7:26 201.6:82 206.5:97}
1AO {D 125; P 205.1:0 190.1:56}
N {D 175; P 172.5:0 159.0:46 147.9:77 146.7:100}
. {D 100}
[[inpt TEXT]]
"

say -v Bruce -o /Users/geert/Sites/_nznl/20070915/2.aiff "[[inpt TUNE]]
~
s {D 150; P 161.1:0 190.0:30 244.9:87 254.5:97}
1IH {D 1170; P 100.0:0}
N {D 100; P 100.6:0 241.6:20 226.7:40}
~
m {D 70; P 150.0:0 150.0:00}
AY {D 1170; P 200.0:0}
_
s {D 170; P 200.4:0 170.7:26 201.6:82 206.5:97}
1AO {D 125; P 200.1:0 200.1:56}
N {D 500; P 150.5:0 159.0:46 147.9:77 146.7:100}
. {D 100}
[[inpt TEXT]]
"
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1926. Sep 16, 2007
INTERLUDE, 2011, INTERLUDE
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070916

1927. Sep 17, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERLUDE)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070917

1928. Sep 18, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (AFTER THE OPENING)
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When the opening is over, and everyone has gone, I am left with my
wine at the main table. I watch as the catering cleans up. My quiet
returns.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070918

1929. Sep 19, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (I WISH I COULD CLEAN FOR
YOU)
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I wish I could clean for you. You may clean for me. I wish I could
wax your floors. You may wax my floors. I wish I could wipe your
dishes. You may wipe my dishes. I wish I could wash your laundry. You
may wash my laundry. I wish I could scrub your kitchen. You may scrub
my kitchen. I wish I could straighten your hems. You may straighten
my hems. I wish I could groom your furs. You may groom my furs.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070919

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nznl.com digest, Sep 06, 2007 - Sep 12, 2007


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Sep 06, 2007 - Sep 12, 2007
Posts 1916 - 1922

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1916. Sep 06, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (I AM)
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
say -v Vicki -o /Users/geert/Sites/_nznl/20070906/1.aiff I [[rate 0]]
a[[rate 100]]m
say -v Bruce -o /Users/geert/Sites/_nznl/20070906/2.aiff I [[rate 0]]
a[[rate 100]]m
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070906

1917. Sep 07, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (WIRE)
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When I miss you, I will set my finger against the eye of the socket,
elongate my finger-tip, through the socket, through the wires,
through the fuse boxes, through the transformer cabinets, through the
power stations, through the trans atlantic cables, through the trans
pacific cables, through the power stations, through the transformer
cabinets, through the fuse boxes, through the wires, through the
socket, my finger-tip elongated, to you.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070907

1918. Sep 08, 2007
INTERLUDE, 2011, INTERLUDE
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070908

1919. Sep 09, 2007
INTERLUDE, 2011, INTERLUDE
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070909

1920. Sep 10, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2010, GALLERY PIECE (ABSTRACT PAINTING)
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I once showed works that consisted of framed canvasses cast in
Plaster of Paris. These paintings were very beautiful, immaculately
white, and very fragile. They sold well, but buyers kept complaining
that the works were so very hard to keep clean. My assistent then had
them sprayed with a protective layer to keep them from soiling. The
covering was absolutely invisible, but when the artist discovered
that the works were so changed, she withdrew the whole series and
went into partnership with another gallery. Ironically, the next
series she made was cast not in Plaster of Paris, but in titanium.
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1921. Sep 11, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2010, GALLERY PIECE (HAIR)
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I find that my appearance reflects the mode of art I show. When I do
pictorial work, I have my hair loose, or even set curls. When doing
abstracts, I wear my hair restrained, pulled back tightly, like the
suffering Joan of Arc.
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1922. Sep 12, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (AXIS)
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There is one show I remember very vividly, although the show was just
the one day, I never showed the artist again, and the whole show
consisted of one single work. The artist demanded that the gallery
space be dimmed to a very specific level of illumination, to which
end extremely expensive equipment had to be brought in. When the work
was set up, one ruby-red line of laser light stretched from one end
of the room to the other, at crotch height. To be sure, there was
actually nothing much to see. But if you and I were to both intercept
the light, we would be mysteriously and irresistably drawn together.
I think of this show every day.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070912

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nznl.com digest, Aug 30, 2007 - Sep 05, 2007


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Aug 30, 2007 - Sep 05, 2007
Posts 1909 - 1915

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1909. Aug 30, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (AVE MARIA)
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Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070830

1910. Aug 31, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERLUDE)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070831

1911. Sep 01, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (LINE)
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It starts with drawing, with the line. The line that is to become a
tracing. It starts with the line that wishes to trace. The intent of
the line is to trace. And what is it to trace? The word "trace"
implies something to be traced. An object, perhaps. The line closes,
and when the line closes, it envelops, and when it envelops, the
object develops. But when I speak, I throw my world about myself like
a shroud.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070901

1912. Sep 02, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (EMPTY)
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Bruce: I had hoped you might tell me something about the emptiness of
the place. I can't imagine why it would be so empty. Vicki: I imagine
the movement of the sun on the walls, defining the walls, I see the
light creeping across the floor, defining the floor, and gently, ever
so gently touching - in the touching my fingers exist, my palms, my
arms, my pulse is coaxed into beating through my newly-formed veins -
but there is no room, there is absolutely nothing in which I stand.
There is nothing but the sound of my voice, nothing than my
resonance, my voice forming words, my words forming sentences, my
sentences forming meaning.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070902

1913. Sep 03, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (LEARN TO WALK LEARN TO
SPEAK)
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Vicki: I - no, not I. There is no I before you call my name, Vicki.
You must name me, Vicki. And walking? Learn to walk. Who is walking?
Vicki. Learn to speak. Who is speaking? Vicki. Bruce: I - no, not I.
There is no I before you call my name, Bruce. You must name me,
Bruce. And walking? Learn to walk. Who is walking? Bruce. Learn to
speak. Who is speaking? Bruce.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070903

1914. Sep 04, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE( INTERLUDE)
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http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070904

1915. Sep 05, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (WE ARE BEAM)
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We are beam. We are wire. We connect. We are connected. We join and
disjoin. Our axes connect. We spread our arms. Our fingers touch. Our
toes touch.
http://nznl.com/index.php?dag 070905

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