Saturday, October 07, 2006

"Dancer,alchemist and warrior,always female"



A: Tell me about your circle of friends that appear in Muster.

G: Well, Muster, in relation to the Wappinschaw, is an invocation of the spirits. Because I'm basically fucked off with the way our world is changing- in the opposite direction- and also pissed off at people's attitude, that they're not doing anything about it. And looking back over history, near and far and seeing how people with true soul and spirit and ideas and poetry try to reach out through their physical and artistic action to at least suggest change, in some instances to directly try to change things that might be forcing down upon them. That ranges from Ulrike Meinhof, terrorist...to Don Quixote de la Mancha who is the world's most wonderful cloud, who I am madly in love with. Each and every character is there for a reason. I wanted to find more women, and I looked really hard, but that was the wrong way to look at it, and I mention it because it's really quite important to me, it bothers me still. But I realized it would be very false of me to actively go and academically search for them- because that's not the same as being inspired by- they inspire me because they're there. They're just people who have some way affected me, in my life. I grew up always having some kind of oppositional attitude to things. As an adult too. It relates to anybody and anything that stands in a separate position instinctively, and creates their own space irrespective of the disruptions and destructions. So when feeling low, and in despair and wanting to conjure up ghosts, I think these are the ghosts I'd like to conjure up in spirit to come and galvanize people into thinking and acting and leaving behind apathy and trying to create beauty and ultimately joy. Because that's what we're after. Joy is the key.

Tear Down the Sky,Volume 12 1995

5 comments:

spaewaif said...

"Muster" added to the player.
Sonic assault!
;-)

mustard said...

faulty tape translation - don qixote de la mancha was not referred to as the world's most wonderful cloud.although that sounds nice,it's harder to make sense of,in this context.i imagine i said clown,although even then i'm not sure.the point of the don quixote inclusion in muster was to accept the futility of my own quest to right the wrongs of the world but nonetheless to keep trying... a healthy dose of humour or self-mockery?my jokes do tend be drier than the bones left after the vultures have had their fill.

spaewaif said...

Yes,the cloud bit seemed odd.

cindy said...

the ashwin street mob (picture) left to right... paul middleton (nelson staxx), andie brown, cinder, paul jones (bobby august), mark stephenson (mook). circa 1994. photo by steve gullick (tenebrous)

minsog-ak said...

"when feeling low, and in despair and wanting to conjure up ghosts, I think these are the ghosts I'd like to conjure up in spirit to come and galvanize people into thinking and acting and leaving behind apathy and trying to create beauty and ultimately joy".
Was thinking . . .are these the ghosts that inhabit these buildings? . . .
Nice coincidence
;-)