Going is only ever from A to B.
But where are these places?
If I am going to draw a circle, I am gone before the circle is begun.
A is the moment at which any semblance of intention comes into existence, unless I am to draw the circle unintentionally.
If the circle is to be drawn unintentionally, A is the moment that the chain of events (leading to the drawing) begins.
In either case (and in every case), A can easily be shown to be the beginning of time.
I arrive at B as the pen touches the paper, to draw.
If the circle is never completed, then I was not going to draw a circle, despite the fact that I may have already reached B.
It's as if I was to go to a friend's house and being told, after knocking on the door for an hour, that she no longer lives there.
I reach the house but I am not "there".
C is the closure of the circle.
We don't go there.
Its existence or non-existence indicates whether or not we have in fact arrived at the place to which we thought we were going in the first place.
If I am going to love someone forever, then C is at the imaginary end of all future beyond the point at which my love begins.
But I am gone long before that love takes form.
And I will never know if I have actually reached my destination (except imaginarily).
If I am going to stay here, then I am gone long before I decide to stay.
If I am going to stop going places, then I am gone long before I decide to start stopping.
I hope you will enjoy the musical directions traversed on this wonderful new record by The Allison Cameron Band.
- Ryan Driver
"The media ransacks the arts, in its images, in its adverts, in its copy...in its journalist's jargon, it continually offers up faint shadows of the form and invention of real music, real paintings, real words. All of us are subject to this bombardment, which both deadens our sensibilities and makes us fear what is not instant, approachable, consumable. The solid presence of art demands from us significant effort, an anathema to popular culture."
- Jeanette Winterson, from Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery.