“What happens when you pay attention to anything, especially routine behavior, is that it changes. Attention alters what is attended.” (Kaprow 1990)
I am at a stage in writing my third dissertation chapter, where I must honestly, openly and thoughtfully consider each of the other artists who have been personally consequential in my life. Yesterday, Newton Harrison and I had a long talk. Today, I am rereading Allan Kaprow's essays. Meticulousness feels like a psychological flaying alive, being on an intellectual wrack and being turned inside out. All this for just a few paragraphs of text.