Rapture

Loïe Fuller (physical poet) & The Serpentine Dance, 1862-1928

Loïe Fuller (physical poet) & The Serpentine Dance, 1862-1928

“Yet we are talking about major ruptures that affect everyone, every generation, and all their images, languages, ways of life. From one moment to the next, this opens in us, allowing us to see this vast drift (derive) of the world. From one moment to the next, we find ourselves sensibly and physically outside of ourselves, outside the blind slipping away of our tiny stretch of time. We see the night that borders our time, and we touch on some aspect of it- not the future, but the coming of something or someone: the coming of something that is already of us and of the world, but that has to come from somewhere else, displaced elsewhere into an unimaginable elsewhere.”

Text quoted from the Changing of the World in A Finite Thinking (2003) Jean-Luc Nancy, Ed. Simon Sparks, Stanford University Press: USA 2003, pp.301. Image reproduced from http://www.erinwylie.com/2012/08/loie-fullers-the-serpentine-dance/ accessed 19012014.