as though | florilegium

The florilegium is being created as a text-based parallel to the movement work as though….

A human being is a wild creature
Open to time and death painlessly
Noticing everything, remembering nothing
Choosing the given with a fierce and pointed will
Yielding at every moment
To the perfect freedom
Of single necessity

It is principally a collage. Texts were written in part by Jonathan Meyer but primarily sourced from the following people and works. In most cases, the original texts have been mercilessly paraphrased, juxtaposed, edited, and otherwise altered from the original. The list is roughly in order of significance to the florilegium.

–       Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, various Body-Mind Centering writings

–       J.M. Bernstein, Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury

–       Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception

–       Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

–       Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies

–       Steven Johnson, Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

–       Richard Grossinger, Embryogenesis: Species, Gender, and Identity

–       Sigmund Freud, secondary source

–       Kevin Bales, Zoe Trodd, & Alex Kent Williamson, Modern Slavery: The Secret World of 27 Million People

–       P.W. Singer, Children at War

–       Alexandra S. Moore & Elizabeth Swanson, Witnessing Torture: Perspectives of Torture Survivors and Human Rights Workers

–       Henri Lefebvre, secondary source

–       Elitsa Dermendzhiyska, “Cradled by Therapy”

–       “Complexity Labs”, Emergence Theory: An Overview

–       John R. Searle, secondary source

–       Ray Kurzweil, secondary source

–       Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk

–       Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

–       O’Brien Dennis, Understanding Male Sexual Abuse: Why Male Victims Remain Silent

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