The starting area in which we talked was about Kandinsky's theories on points.
We considered a point as:
- a point in which we can be aware of in our bodies.
- a point in time that brings the end of language (to silence).
- how and why we felt that point in our bodies.
(This thought opened up a discussion of performance and how in performance we are at times asked to conjure up expression as in a type of emotion that relates to the choreographed movement, this at times can seem very distant to how one feels in a weeks time, in a years time or in two years time. There is the question of honesty in what is used to create the emotion, that drives the movement, is it something that does make you feel a specific point in your heart, lungs, kidneys etc or is it forced from a social-cultural factor as an idea of your self in a Lacanian mirror. In both cases considering why one felt or chose to feel what they did, this brought us to ask at what point in time did this happen. NOTE: A point could be also considered as a type of epicentre or a black hole.
We discussed how a point can change
- disturbance (basic human needs, emotions)
- release (affect)
For the difference between emotions (which needs a subject) and affect (that is from an object) I refer to Ugly Feelings by Sianne Ngai