Oscar Tuazon — Shelters
Past: March 5 → April 16, 2016
Reading is a physical activity. Something bodies do with words. I want to make a space for that. A space for words, a place to read.
I live like that, in words. To read a word you recite it, you write it in your voice, take it in your mouth and say it. Whatever words they are, they are your words for a second. Speak the sounds aloud like a child does, become a voice.
There are things I don’t want to read but I read them. I feel I need to. Like I’m responsible, it’s a sentence. I’m compelled to. To read is to confront the other, the author, feeling another person speak through me, not quite a choice. A reader’s a witness. Another voice that’s not mine, intimate bodily violence. A mind orgasm.
I want a space for that. That’s what I tried to do when I lived here, make a space for reading with other people. I want to contain it but I found that you can’t. I read while I’m walking, it’s a physical activity. Words make their own worlds.
What I can do is build a bookshelf. Word furniture. Reading benches. Ways to look at words, alone and with others. Mostly alone, though, the way we are when we’re reading, with another person’s thoughts.
I am now ready to write.
— Oscar Tuazon, 2016
Meeting Wednesday, April 13 at 6 PM
Rencontre avec Thomas Boutoux (critique d’art, commissaire et co-fondateur de Castillo/Corrales) sur le travail d’Oscar Tuazon. Accès libre dans la limite des places disponibles.