What is the underground

April 18, 2012

A place to pose alternative ways of living, in theory. But at least in practice, somewhere where strategies for persistence are forged. It is a space where people find ways to make the space persist.

I think about trips on the nightbus home – the nightly transition from outside to mainstream society. The sensation is of something more than entertainment. You relive meetings and encounters, and these inspire and influence day to day connections. If _this_ was possible, _this_ might be possible.

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… music is a medium via which we situate ourselves in the world.

The thought I wanted to break out of the Death Grips review is the need for a psychology/psychoanalysis of dance. What are we dancing for? Who or what the desire for, and where is it located?

I used to want to disappear in the flux of the music, to become pure thought.