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hard to see

Dance is hard to see. It must either be made less fancy or the fact of that intrinsic difficulty must be emphasized to the point that it becomes almost impossible to see.

– Yvonne Rainer (1974), Work 1961-73, New York: New York University Press

One of my undergrad students from the last academic year — Kine Samuline Ødegård — used this Yvonne Rainer quote as part of her dissertation. What I like about it is the simplicity with which Rainer approaches the problem of seeing by stretching the solutions to both ends of a continuum.

Thanks Kine for tilting my head in this direction.

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