Dood en doodloosheid – verschil eeuwigheid en duur

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Op deze "Day of the Dead"
zal om 18:30, 19:30 en 20:30 uur in het Center for Contemporary
Arts in Santa Fe een performance worden gebracht van een korte "Tree
Operetta: Hidden Durations" van Molly Sturges van Littleglobe,
gebaseerd op het boek van Jerry Wellman Emblems of Hidden
Durations.
[Cf.]
Tegelijk loopt er een tentoonstelling in 't Axle Contemporary van
schilderijen en tekeningen die Jerry Wellman maakte naar aanleiding
van het overlijden van zijn broer bijna 35 jaar geleden. Deze
activiteiten begeleiden de uitgave van

Jerry Wellman, Emblems of
Hidden Durations
[Axle Contemporary Press, October 7, 2013]

Jerry Wellman, through drawings,
essays, reveries, and poetry, explores concepts of death and
deathlessness. An ongoing project since the passing of his brother,
almost 35 years ago, the book is inspired by his investigations of
Eastern thought, funerary architecture, poetry, and philosophy. The
title for the book, Emblems of Hidden Duration, is directly inspired
by the writing of Baruch Spinoza. Spinoza proposes a difference
between eternity and durations
. He suggests eternity as the place
that exists outside time, and that durations exist as a series of
overlapping and interconnected events.
More recently quantum
mechanics theorizes: Physical reality is a stack of events that exist
as the ever-changing indefinable now. The book takes the form of an
internal conversation with Wellman himself, at the time of his
imagined death.