Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through

Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through

How do the bodies we inhabit affect our relationship with art? How does art affect our relationship to our bodies? T Fleischmann uses Felix Gonzáles-Torres's artworks—piles of candy, stacks of paper, puzzles—as a path through questions of love and loss, violence and rejuvenation, gender and sexuality. From the back porches of Buffalo, to the galleries of New York and L.A., to farmhouses of rural Tennessee, the artworks act as still points, sites for reflection situated in lived experience. Fleischmann combines serious engagement with warmth and clarity of prose, reveling in the experiences and pleasures of art and the body, identity and community.

Title:Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through
ISBN:9781566895477
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  • ?Misericordia? ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ?????? ????

    Not too interesting. Not too good writing.Not too medically informed.Not too healthy a relationship with oneself portrayed. The main protagonist is seriously at odds with their body, looks, sex, life,...

  • John

    I think this is the first book I truly loved in 2019. It's such a wonderfully built essay/book, circling and weaving, always on the move. Mixing criticism & autobiography, it reads similarly to Maggie...

  • Oliver Baez Bendorf

    "I know it's not that simple, tit for tap, but I don't want to give any more of my touch to language. I just want language to generate more touch." A book about Felix Gonzalez-Torres, ice, and sex, bu...

  • Leo Robertson

    I bought this thinking, as per the description, it would have a lot to do with Felix Gonzales-Torres' work. I was excited for a contemporary take on it.I first encountered Felix Gonzales-Torres' work ...

  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)

    This is a long essay about the artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres, ice, and sex. No, that is just the superficial description. It is about transformation in the uninscribed. As a trans person, the author fo...

  • M. Sarki

    Not my cup of tea. Not fair to review a work on a subject I know nothing about. But I will rate the book as OK even though it was not. ...

  • Alanna Why

    Picked this up on a whim from the best bookstore in Toronto, Type Books on Queen Street West, with my friend Lewis. I had never heard of it or the author before, but it only took me a page before I fe...

  • Isaac R. Fellman

    A beautiful punk book that explores a lot of weird trans feelings without knocking too many of them down. I feel glad that Fleischmann’s editors trusted this book to be itself and didn’t try to ar...

  • Marija (Inside My Library Mind)

    i love adding books based on the title ONLY...

  • Joerg Rings

    I really longed to like this more, not least because the title embodies everything I think literature I live us about. And there are raw gems of brilliance in this book which I think make it worth rea...