¿Cómo está tu corazón?
¿How is your heart?
H e a r H e a r t
(see in heart
Yesterday I listened to my Tante at her piano I thought of the knowledge that her fingers had, and the recording made me think of you… and me…
and those who touch
who think with touch and through touch and about touch
As you listen to her play, listen to each touch of the key. The sound lifting you from your body only to return in a different state of emotion. Imagine her fingers sliding on and off each key. Locating each sound through touch.
Touch is a proximity sense.
Sound is a distance sense.
We hear and touch to know the world
To locate ourselves within proximity and distance.
Translation is the propioception of words.
Eh - eee
Eee - Eh Eh
Search for E: Like Easy
Search for Eh: Como Ella
Is the start of this language
E as in comb
E as in fingers
E as in braid
E as in hold
E as in the space between the teeth when I imagine “Si En…”
As the space between the land and sky when I reach and say “CIEN”
Excerpt from page 160 “The Stone and The Thread” by César Paternosto
“The author A.T. Vadermonde wrote in his 1771 treatise, Remarks on Problems of Position ‘ The craftsman who fashions a braid, a net, or some knots will be concerned not with questions of measurement, but with those of position: what he sees there is the manner in which the threads are interlaced. It would therefore be useful to have a system of calculation more relevant to the worker’s mode of operation, a notation which would represent his way of thinking, and which could be used for the reproduction of similar objects for all time.’ Today, the study of position is the mathematical discipline called topology, but thousands of years ago it gave rise to basketry, weaving, and ceramics, making possible their later development.”
What is the matter of sound?
Record: to give evidence of.
Recording: evidence of remembering
To record: a body of know facts.
Excerpt from Donna Haraway’s “Keeping with the Trouble”, page 12
“The British social anthropologist Marilyn Strathern, who wrote The Gender of the Gift based on her ethnographic work in highland Papau New Guinea (Mt Hagen), taught me ‘it matters what ideas we use to think other ideas (with)’… It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories”.
It matters what bodies we embody with
It matters what bodies we use to remember other bodies
It matters what presence we use to feel an absence
It matters what absence we feel when another is present
It matters what heart is keeping rhythm
It matters what hearts are in our heart
It matters how we record our heart
cold snow burns
we tried in the negative temperature to set ice on fire
What X is shhh
What X is gone
What X is change
Many tongues tied without knowing how to speak heart
A knot in the throat
has more throat than Swallow
Attention ears and fingers
matter word change
mattering of change change of mattering
wording touch touching words
change word matter