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Posts Tagged ‘GoldBirdSONG #1/ #2/ #3 / #4/ #5/ #6/ #7 + SPECTROGRAM/ ELECTROCARDIOGRAM/ POLYGRAPH – VISUAL GRAPHS + CONFLUENCE/COLLABORATION OF VISUALSONICS + PRACTICING DEMOCRACY TO RISE/BREAKTHROUGH; CATHERINE L’

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DANCE

verb (used without object), danced, dancing.
1. to move one’s feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps, especially to the accompaniment of music.
2. to leap, skip, etc., as from excitement or emotion; move nimbly or quickly:

to dance with joy!

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HAPPY + HAPPINESS DANCE

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DANCE

involving only

TWO people

is an

index/ indicator/ barometer of incandescent

JOY

 OR  

NO JOY

resonating ( or NOT) between those same two people.

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The senses are harkened when TWO people dance.

There are NO words  exchanged between them.

TOTAL  FULL-ON PRESENCE.

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IF the connection/relation is charged with POSITIVE electricity,

the POSITIVE electricity/ the vibration emanates

and 

is discernible to others!

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EXCITING OCCURRENCE:

when THE connection between two people

is  

AUTHENTIC/ REAL/ YESSSSSS,

anyone

can FEEL the POSITIVE  electricity,

majestic/vast constellation

sparking/breaking OPEN and through the night sky

when they are 2gether!

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Their vibration cannot/will not hide/deny!

IMPOSSIBLE!

IT’S A DIVINE GIFT – NOT planned/RANDOM!!

A  SACRED/BOUNTIFUL SOULFUL YESSSSSSS DANCE!!

 

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The DANCE of LOVE

LOVE is NOT a possession of another person.
LOVE does NOT control another person.
LOVE does NOT humiliate/intimidate/threaten/
imprison/shame or restrict another person.

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LOVE, authentic LOVE, honors/respects and SEES the other as a MARVEL, an illumination!

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LOVE = ENERGY!  

LOVE R/EVOLUTION!

LOVE = LUMINOUS!

LOVE = DANCING with JOY!

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REDBURNINGINFLAMES FLAGS,

PLEASE CLICK- CPR FOR YOUR LIFE:

https://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/5-signs-youre-being-played-by-a-victim-fiff/
http://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/emotional-psychological-abuse/emotional-abuse-of-men-men-victims-of-emotional-abuse-too/
http://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/emotional-psychological-abuse/effects-of-emotional-abuse-on-adults/
 

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LOVE NEVER FAILS + LOVE ALWAYS PREVAILS!

LOVE IS AN ENERGY + CAN’T/WON’T BE CONTAINED!

LOVE IS DYNAMIC/UNFOLDING JOY + FREEDOM!

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Simple sublime silent

RAPTURE

is the experience

of

AUTHENTIC LOVE

between TWO people

as well as  their

DANCE!!

YES, absolutely!

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Even their stillness glows:

the energy/ vibration/ fragrance/ balm of  transcendent/boundless happiness is  

visceral!!

Intuited.

 

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DANCE is A/LIVE!! 

DANCE is JOY!!

DANCE is LETTING GO!!

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DANCE  

between

lovers/ best friends

is

SPRINGTIME!

Their

ENERGY

radiates

JOYOUSHAPPINESS!!

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beautiful

DANCE

of two collaborative people

is

beautiful

 because it is a DYNAMIC testament

of

FREEDOM + JOY!!

 

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YOU be YOU.

ME be ME.

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When two separate evolved individuals

choose to DANCE 2gether,

 because they MUST,

ON/ IN

an

IMPROVISATIONAL

(the sync/parameters has been mutually created/ established)

collaboration WITH each other,

their DANCE is UNIQUELY theirs

 a beautiful occurrence

like an

 unrepeatable meteor!

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Their

DANCE

IS

WHEEEEEEEE

A/LIVE

SYNERGISTIC

R/EVOLUTION

and

is

NEW LIFE!!

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DANCE 

created by two people dedicated

to their

collaboration of discovery/ experimentation

IS

an unfolding improvisational metaphor

of their shared sacred connection

of

reciprocal / sensitive loving consideration

of each other.

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Their

DANCE

is the DYNAMIC testimony of

AMAZING GRACE

GRACE ENERGY

FREEDOM

 letting go of control/ entrusting the other HONORING

 who they EACH are

and

surrendering to

DANCE’S  

incomparable/ unique/ shimmering/ miraculous

private silent language

of

flowING/ singING bodies in DUET

always moving forward!

THAT is the JOY/SURPRISE – LIVING LIFE’s BEAUTY!!

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DANCING

is comprised of a series of movements
within

time moving forward,

movements that are combined
and
movements often repeated

where two people move in sync

with each other’s steps.

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DANCING

is a coordinated effort

that looks easy and effortless,

but

that look is only possible

when  two people are

FAMILIAR/ respectful / PRESENT

WITH each other

A DANCE is NEVER one controlling the other!

PERIOD!

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The

two people,

the

DANCERS,

are in

caring agreement/ dedicated

to be in

SYNC

with each other,

and

have practiced their

DANCE

 together 

to when their moving together,

slowly + suddenly,

becomes

second nature.

 

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DANCING IS A DUET

with the same discipline/sensitivity to the other as a musician of

IMPROVISATIONAL MUSIC!

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BEAUTIFUL!!

LETTING GO of CONTROL!!

JOY + FREEDOM!!

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CONTROL v SURRENDER

by  MADISYN TAYLOR/ DailyOM
8 March 2017

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The answer to control is practicing surrender.

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Trying to maintain control in this life is a bit like trying to maintain control on a roller coaster. The ride has its own logic and is going to go its own way, regardless of how tightly you grip the bar. There is a thrill and a power in simply surrendering to the ride and fully feeling the ups and downs of it, letting the curves take you rather than fighting them. When you fight the ride, resisting what’s happening at every turn, your whole being becomes tense and anxiety is your close companion.

When you go with the ride, accepting what you cannot control, freedom and joy will inevitably arise.

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As with so many seemingly simple things in life, it is not always easy to let go, even of the things we know we can’t control.

Most of us feel a great discomfort with the givens of this life, one of which is the fact that much of the time we have no control over what happens. Sometimes this awareness comes only when we have a stark encounter with this fact, and all our attempts to be in control are revealed to be unnecessary burdens. We can also cultivate this awareness in ourselves gently, by simply making surrender a daily practice. At the end of our meditation, we might bow, saying, “I surrender to this life.” This simple mantra can be repeated as necessary throughout the day, when we find ourselves metaphorically gripping the safety bar.

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We can give in to our fear and anxiety, or we can surrender to this great mystery with courage.

When we see people on a roller coaster, we see that there are those with their faces tight with fear and then there are those that smile broadly, with their hands in the air, carried through the ride on a wave of freedom and joy. This powerful image reminds us that often the only control we have is choosing how we are going to respond to the ride.

 

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GRACE ENERGY/ FREEDOM / COLLABORATIVE /JOY

=

BEAUTIFUL DUET/DANCE!!

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TIME ALWAYS MOVES FORWARD!

ATTEND TO YOUDIVINE GIFTS/OFFERINGS!

RANDOM epiphanies of WONDER!

AWAKEN/ING

AWAKEN/ING

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Listen. Listen. LISTEN TO THE BLOOM WITHIN THE SEED!*
( *A libretto I wrote which accompanied the exhibition of my visual work – exhibition’s title was the same.)

 

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GOLDBirdSONGS  Triptych                                         Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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The GOLDBirdSONGS Triptych is a visual dance score to be transposed into sonics by a composer.
That is, the improvisational drawings are a platform
for a composer to create an improvisational/score for a string instrument 
– preferably cello.

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GET YOUR DANCE OUT!!

DANCE LIFE !/ LIFE DANCE!

JOY + FREEDOM!!  

YOU BE HAPPY!!

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CARLSON SUITES/ GET YOUR DANCE OUT!                   Catherine L. Johnson. 2015

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GET YOUR DANCE OUT!

PLEASE CLICK ON LINK BELOW:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/yaay-get-your-dance-out-the-carlsons-suites-matisses-late-work-scandinavian-international-design-marimekko-improvisational-music/

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HAPPY + HAPPINESS DANCE

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Please note:
Creating + viewing the color YELLOW is like holding water!

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My work needs an actual encounter.

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The BREATH series are GOLD on the dawn’s yellow.
The  iridescent gold vanishes during a unique equation/matrix
of the ambient light and the position of the viewer.

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The ICANFEEL series are the same color -yellow/GOld,
and, depending on the ambient light and position of viewer,
the color shifts and the luminosity of the graphite pencil incised into the surface glistens.

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The GoldBirdSONG series are line drawings on 100% cotton rag board.
The color pencil is Canary Yellow.
I drawLISTEN- total dive off a cliff,
then cut them up the long boards
and
then honed LISTENing as I make the parts
into VISUALsonICS.

 

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My art is an experience of witnessing- listening with your palms open.
My art is a performance.
It is akin to the visceral/sensual experience between
looking at a photograph of your beloved
and
being in the actual presence of your beloved.
A/LIVE.
LISTENING/ RECEIVING/ OFFERING
with ALL your senses.

 

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breath_i_1997_catherineljohnsonBREATH                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson 1997

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For further information on BREATH, please click on link below:
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/breath-1997
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/dragonfly-circular-breathing-circle-the-ending-is-the-beginning-is-the-ending-is-the-beginning-t-s-eliots-four-quartets-i-said-to-my-soul/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/i-breathe-it-is-the-way-i-breathe-charles-lloyd-interviews-ornette-coleman-interview/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/2015-whirlradiancedancefireheartbreakopennowcreativecourageleapintomajestygracebreatheamazingsacredwingyoutouch-you-are-valuable/

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icanfeel_triptych_2015_catherineljohnson_yesICANFEEL triptych                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson 2015

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For further information on ICANFEEL, please click on links below:
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/icanfeel-your-wings-2015-ithouempathy
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/icanfeel-your-wings-2015-icanfeel-your-skin-2015-icanfeel-your-soul-2015-tripych-catherine-l-johnson-artist/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/review-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-the-path-to-empathy-by-mpls-star-tribune-art-critic-mary-abbe-published-new-year-s-day-2016/

 

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goldbirdsong_5_2016_catherineljohnson_abGoldBirdSONG                                                                       Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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For further information on GoldBirdSONG, please click on links below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/goldbirdsong-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-spectrogram-electrocardiogram-polygraph-visual-graphs-confluencecollaboration-of-visualsonics-practicing-democracy-to-risebreakthrough/
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/goldbirdsongs-1-7-2016

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Dave King + George Cartwright – Live on Radio K

Loooooove their sonics: harrowingly hair up ecstasy!
https://youtu.be/LTec5sPa6FM
http://www.radiok.org/instudios/king-cartwright/
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BLACKMOVESYELLOW

#1/ #2/ #3 / #4/ #5/ #6

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Please click for further information:

http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/blackmovesyellow-1-2-3-4-5-6

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Please click for

BLACKMOVESYELLOW

#7/ #8/ #9 / #10/ #11/ #12/ #13

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/blackmovesyellow-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-2016-catherine-l-johnson-rene-maries-vocal-sonics-charles-lloyds-wild-man-dance-open-sonics/

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Black is associated with power; 
elegance; formality and mystery.

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Black denotes strength and authority;
it is considered to be a very formal, elegant, and prestigious color.

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In heraldry, black is the symbol of grief.

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Black was one of the first colors used by artists
in neolithic cave paintings.

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Yellow is a symbolic color that brings joy and delight. 
The third chakra, located at the solar plexis,
is said to be yellow.

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The
“solar plexis”
is associated with the power of the sun (solar-sun).
Yellow, then, is associated with positive thinking.

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The solar plexis is where we/I gather
y/our/ my courage
and
y/our/ my will power.

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blackmovesyellow_1_2016_catherineljohnsonBLACKMOVESYELLOW  #1                                              Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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blackmovesyellow_2_2016_catherineljohnsonBLACKMOVESYELLOW  #2                                                     Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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blackmovesyellow_3_2016_catherineljohnsonBLACKMOVESYELLOW  #3                                                       Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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blackmovesyellow_4_2016_catherineljohnsonBLACKMOVESYELLOW  #4                                                       Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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blackmovesyellow_5_2016_catherineljohnsonBLACKMOVESYELLOW  #5                                                 Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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blackmovesyellow_6_2016_catherineljohnsonBLACKMOVESYELLOW  #6                                                      Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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CALL + RESPONSE.

BREATHING.

LISTENING.

DANCING.

LOVING.

HONING Y/ OUR/ MY SENSES.

LIVING LIFE A/LIVE.

BLESSINGS FLOW…

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The yellow color I selected for

BLACKMOVESYELLOW

series shifts suddenly, and slowly,
the color vacillates from gold to citron
depending on the  source/ intensity of the ambient light
and the position of the viewer to the work.
My art needs an actual encounter.
It IS a performance that needs to be witnessed/ experienced.

 

I mixed several variations of yellow like a sound engineer working with a sonic.
Refining.
Refining.
Discerning.
Refining.
Discerning.
Touchstone.

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My art is silent sonics.
You listen to it with attentive, receptive open palms.
The space is the silence between the notes.

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Each painting is a composition of disparate parts:
 filmic + sonic + poetic.

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The line quality resonates with Mstislav Rostropovich’s
cello’s flowing/ deepening  sonic grace of his Bach Cello Suites.

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Then there is Charles Lloyd’s sonics:
a testament of the presence of the sacred.

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I listened to Charles’

WILD MAN DANCE

as I worked in the studio over and over and over and over and over and over and 
over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over…

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Charles’ art is always a revelation,
a harkening of ALL that is only visible
to the heart, by/ for the beloved
and calls out what is luminous in y/our my soul.

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His sonics are one continuous river of reverence.
Blessing the wild.
Blessings of the serene.
Blessed are the explorers who listen to the Oracle of Delphi and hold a divining rod.

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redmovespink_2016_catherineljohnson_aREDMOVESPINK                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson  2016

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JOY

Synonyms:

WONDER, BLISS, ECSTASY, RAPTURE, TRANSPORT

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1.

the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation:

2.

a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated:

3.

the expression or display of glad feeling; festive gaiety.

4.

a state of happiness or felicity.

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We all know the betrayal,

the heartbreak, the deceit of

unauthentic joy.

Contrived.
Affected.
Feigned.
It is a dead sound.
A fake smile that thrashes your soul.
A foul smell.
A numb touch.
Your body and soul shrinks, vanishes away, unseen.

 

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JOY

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JOY

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“When you do things

from your soul,

you feel a river

moving in you,

a JOY.”

 Jalaluddin Rumi

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“JOY does not simply

happen to us.

We have to choose JOY

and

keep choosing it

every day.”

Henri J. M. Nouwen 

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“I didn’t expect

to recover

from my

second operation

but since I did,

I consider that I’m living

on borrowed time.

Every day that dawns

is a gift to me

and

I take it in that way.

I accept it gratefully

without

looking beyond it.

I completely forget

my physical suffering

and

all the unpleasantness

of my present condition

and

I think only of the JOY

of seeing the sun

RISE

once more

and

of being able to work a little bit,

even under

difficult conditions.”

Henri Matisse 

 

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“No matter

what all your teeth

and

wet fingers anticipated,

there was no accounting

for the way

that simple JOY

could shake you.”

Toni Morrison, “BELOVED” 

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JOY!

ELLA & LOUIS

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Their simpatico/resonance,

in both their sonics and silence,

is quiet and boundless joy,

a delighted call and response,

that is lushly beautiful!

 

 

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JOY!

CHARLES LLOYD

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JOY!

NICHOLAS PAYTON  

JOY!

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JOY!

A Trumpet Summit -Marciac 1999

 

JOY!

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JOY!

“One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen
compassionately
and
creatively
to the
hidden silences.
Often secrets are not revealed in words,
they lie concealed in the silence
between the words
or in the depth of what is unsayable
between two people.”

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“Once the soul awakens, the search begins
and you can never go back.
From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing
that will never again let you linger in the lowlands
of complacency and partial fulfillment. 
The eternal makes you urgent.
You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back
from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.”

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“Love allows understanding to dawn, and understanding is precious.
Where you are understood, you are at home.
Understanding nourishes belonging.
When you really feel understood,
you feel free to release yourself into the trust
and
shelter of the other person’s soul.”

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“When love awakens in your life, in the night of your heart,
it is like the dawn breaking within you.
Where before there was anonymity, now there is intimacy;
where before there was fear, now there is courage;
where before in your life there was awkwardness,
now there is a rhythm of grace and gracefulness;
where before you used to be jagged,
now you are elegant and in rhythm with your self.
When love awakens in your life,
it is like a rebirth,
a new beginning.”

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John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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JOY!

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GoldBirdSONG_#5_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABGoldBirdSONG #5                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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JOY!

 

“The soul should always stand ajar,

ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”

Emily Dickinson

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FOR ME:

KAYAKING  ON ANY RIVER- ESPECIALLY THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER+ THE KINNICKINNIC RIVER: WOWRAPIDS
 + LISTENING/WITNESSING TO SOARING SACRED STRATOSPHERIC IMPROVISATIONAL SONICS +
CREATING ART + USING MY PLATFORM AS AN ARTIST AS AN AGENT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
SOULFUL/ SENSUAL/ TRANSCENDENT LIVE DIALOGUES
OFFERING LIGHTLOVEGRACE WITH
MULTI-SPHERIC ADVENTURES OF INSIGHT + DEEPENING  INTIMACY
WHEN THE SILENCES ARE THE SONICS ARE THE SILENCE OPENING UP  
UNCHARTED MAJESTIC FIELDS OF MELLIFLUOUS SENSITIVITIES/COLORS 

EXHILARATING

 JOY!

LIVE WATERS + LIVE MUSIC + LIVE DIALOGUE/VOICES/PRESENCES + LIVE LIVING LIFE
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

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KAYAKING WITH JASPAR OBI! MISSISSIPPI RIVER=HARROWING + JOY!

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JOY

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the FREEDOM

to communicate/

express/sit/kneel/stand UP

for the

BETTER ANGELS IN OUR NATURE

without

fear of reprisals.

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JOY is INTEGRITY.

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I am NOT going to stand up to show pride in a flag

for a country that oppresses black people

and people of color,”

Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game.

“To me,

this is bigger than football

and it would be selfish on my part

to look the other way.

There are bodies in the street

and people getting paid leave

and getting away with murder.”

Colin Kaepernick

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick
has willingly immersed himself into controversy
by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem
in protest of what are wrongdoings
against African Americans and minorities in the United States.

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A golden laurel wreath, probably originating from Cyprus, 4th—3rd century BC

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IN ROMAN TIMES,
ARTISTS + ATHLETES WERE CROWNED
WITH LAUREL LEAVES
TO RECOGNIZE/ACKNOWLEDGE
THE INTERNAL DEDICATION/DISCIPLINE
THAT MADE THEIR PUBLIC ACHIEVEMENTS
POSSIBLE.

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ARTISTS + ATHLETES ARE MADE INTO
ENTERTAINERS/ BRANDED
IN AMERICA
STIFLED/SHAPED/STYLED BY MASS MARKETS +
DOMINANT SOCIAL STRUCTURES +
PATTERNS OF CONSUMERISM.
MANACLED.  SHACKLED.  BOUND.  

 

 

ARTISTS + ATHLETES
ARE
 ORACLES/HURRICANE LAMPS
BREAKING THOUGH + BREAKING OPEN
UNCHARTED VISIONS
RELEASING
THE LIMITS/ BARRIERS/ BOUNDARIES OF
PERCEPTION;
INTELLECTUAL PARADIGMS;
CREATIVE IMAGINATION
AND
PHYSICAL BRINKS.

 

ARTISTS + ATHLETES  NEED
TO PRACTICE THE FREEDOM
TO GO BEYOND  ARBITRARY CONFINES
TO DISCOVER MAGNIFICENCE
AND
TO DEEPEN/WIDEN/ WHO/WHAT IS OUR SHARED HUMANITY.

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ARTISTS + ATHLETES ARE FREEDOM EXPLORERS*.

GENUIS IS GENIUS.  

INTEGRITY.  

*THIS IS OUR JOB!

*THIS IS OUR MORAL/ SOCIAL/ ETHICAL/ ACTIVE RESPONSIBILITY!

*THIS IS OUR JOY!

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JIMI HENDRIX’S PROTEST @WOODSTOCK
http://www.spin.com/2016/09/remember-when-jimi-hendrix-protested-the-national-anthem-on-a-national-stage/

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RESPONSES TO COLIN KAEPERNICK’S USE OF HIS PLATFORM AS AN ATHLETE:
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000691077/article/colin-kaepernick-explains-why-he-sat-during-national-anthem
http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/09/02/492296505/kareem-abdul-jabbar-calls-colin-kaepernicks-concerns-very-admirable
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/49ers/2016/09/01/colin-kaepernick-national-anthem-protest-police-socks/89743344/

 

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TAKEFIERCEFIRE

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Please click for further information:

http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/takefiercefire-1-8

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The TAKEFIERCEFIRE works resonated with 
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spectrograms of bird songs:
graphs that show you the frequency, or pitch,
 of a sound, 
its loudness, and how these change
over the course of the sound; 

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electrocardiograms of the heart: 
recordings of the electrical activity of the heart
 over a period of time 

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polygraphs of a lie detector tests: 
recording the person’s breathing rate,
the person’s pulse, 
the person’s blood pressure
 and
the person’s perspiration. 

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The TAKEFIERCEFIRE  #1 – #8 series
is driven by the same energy of desire,
a blazing wildfire,
and
the accelerated breath, the pulse
of
rage’s fury and/or the arousal of sexual ecstasy.

 

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TAKEFIERCEFIRE_#1_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONTAKEFIERCEFIRE #1                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2016

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TAKEFIERCEFIRE_#2_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONTAKEFIERCEFIRE #2                                                          Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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TAKEFIERCEFIRE_#3_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONTAKEFIERCEFIRE #3                                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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TAKEFIERCEFIRE_#4_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONTAKEFIERCEFIRE #4                                                            Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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TAKEFIERCEFIRE_#5_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONTAKEFIERCEFIRE #5                                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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TAKEFIERCEFIRE_#6_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONTAKEFIERCEFIRE #6                                                            Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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TAKEFIERCEFIRE_#7_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONTAKEFIERCEFIRE #7                                                              Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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TAKEFIERCEFIRE_#8_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONTAKEFIERCEFIRE #8                                                       Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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CALL + RESPONSE.

BREATHING.

LISTENING.

FIERCE.

HEART BEAT.

NATURE.

SENSORY/ SENSUOUS.

A/LIVE.

FIRE.

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LIGHT MY FIRE

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BlueSbirdSONGS 

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Please click for further information:

http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/bluesbirdsongs-1-8

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The BlueSbirdSONGS works resonated with 
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spectrograms of bird songs:
graphs that show you the frequency, or pitch,
 of a sound, 
its loudness, and how these change
over the course of the sound; 

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electrocardiograms of the heart: 
recordings of the electrical activity of the heart
 over a period of time 

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polygraphs of a lie detector tests: 
recording the person’s breathing rate,
the person’s pulse, 
the person’s blood pressure
 and
the person’s perspiration. 

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And,
the BlueSbirdSONGS works
echoes the call and response;
the undulating cries and spaces of the Blues.

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Blues incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers,
shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues

 

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#1_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #1                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2016

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BlueSbirdSONG_#2_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #2                                                              Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#3_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #3                                                         Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#4_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #4                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#5_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #5                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#6_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #6                                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#7_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #7                                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#8_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #8                                                              Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

 

 

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CALL + RESPONSE.

BREATHING.

LISTENING.

BLUES.

HEART BEAT.

NATURE.

SENSORY/ SENSUOUS.

A/LIVE.

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http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/goldbirdsongs-1-7-2016

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The works resonated with
spectrograms of bird songs:
 graphs that show you the frequency, or pitch, of a sound,
its loudness, and how these change over the course of the sound;
 electrocardiograms of the heart: 
recordings of the electrical activity of the heart
over a period of time 
and
polygraphs of a lie detector tests that records:
the person’s breathing rate, the person’s pulse, 
the person’s blood pressure and the person’s perspiration. 

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PLEASE CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO ENLARGE

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GoldBirdSONG_#1_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #1                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson  2016

 

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GoldBirdSONG_#2_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #2                                                                      Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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GoldBirdSONG_#3_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #3                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson 2016   

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GoldBirdSONG_#4_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #4                                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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GoldBirdSONG_#5_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONGoldBirdSONG #5                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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GoldBirdSONG_#6_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #6                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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GoldBirdSONG_#7_2016_CATHERINEL.JOHNSON_AGoldBirdSONG #7                                                                       Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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BREATHING.

LISTENING.

HEART BEAT.

NATURE.

SENSORY/ SENSUOUS.

A/LIVE.

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