Even though I’m surrounded by books at my work, since I’m working full-time, I have less time for reading, writing and meditation. But I still try to make time to make and document notes.
A happy mistake where I write Brainstromen (brain waves) instead of Brainstormen (brain storming).
- inside out
Thinking about a theory that creative people are turned “inside out” (for visuals, take a look at when Summer turns inside out in Rick & Morty (season 3 episode 5)). Their sensitive soft shell becomes their outer shell. This makes them more sensitive for impulses from the outside world, which is important to make creative work, but also makes them “overstimulated” more often.
- the erotic
Interviewing Rose-Myrtha Fortuna about “female energy” and listening to the speech of Audre Lorde about “Uses of The Erotic”.
Writing and thinking about how we’re all fluid, just like our creative process.
- random notes
Some random (Dutch) notes from during the vacation.
- nothing = something
nothing = something
More notes from my experiences with (doing) nothing.
- the big nothing
the big nothing
To become more familiar with emptiness and uselessness, I do nothing for 2 minutes every day. During these 2 minutes I record myself. Afterwards I make notes.
- found in [ ]
found in [ ]
Writing my master’s thesis about my journey from being Lost in Latency to being Found in Latency, as the latency (delay) also creates space for stillness, thoughts and reflection.
- the flow of the time
the flow of the time
Using the notebook with flowing lines, that I designed, for making notes (in Dutch) about the book Stil De Tijd by Joke Hermsen, about the flow of the time.
- le père goriot
le père goriot
Using a second hand book in French as a notebook. Writing about how we can give our “tiny, sometimes miserable, complex but also simple lives meaning”, by being part of something bigger than us. “Something that extends us when we can’t, something that embraces us all.”
- endless printing
Trying to print an infinite loop with a regular printer, by putting a long piece of paper in the paper tray and sticking the beginning and the end of the paper to each other. It didn’t work, but ended up interesting anyway.
Reading and editing Intimations by Zadie Smith.
Reading and making notes about mirror-neurons and bodily sensing.
- on beauty
Reading and editing the book On Beauty by Zadie Smith. Reflecting on the text, and weaving my own texts into it.
- crumbling paper
Crumpling, smoothing out and scanning the same paper over and over again.