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 Gonzles-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., How do the bodies we inhabit affect our relationship with art? How does art affect our relationship to our bodies? T...

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Title:Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through
Author:T. Fleischmann
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Genres:Writing
ISBN:Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through
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Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:152 pages pages

Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through Reviews

  • Sarah
    Aug 29, 2019
    What a gorgeous and always surprising book length essay. I most loved the narrative interruptions and the way that multiple selves and voices were allowed to speak alongside and sometimes over each other, even though you feel all the time that you are in the hands of singular brilliant...
  • M.
    Sep 15, 2019
    Per its title, it's no surprise that this book offers an embodied movement through time -- and yet it resists narrative fixity. Fleischmann brings to it a great deal of respect for experience, change, motion, difference, space--and love, via complex intimacies that bloom and retreat an...
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    Sep 29, 2019
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  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    Jul 17, 2019
    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 focuses a lot on the transitions of the body, whether through aging, gender, or death. A...
  • Oliver Baez Bendorf
    Dec 17, 2018
    "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, but also coming into one's body and how or why to live and love "uninscribed," as a writ...
  • Trevolio
    Oct 25, 2019
    sensitive, honest and gorgeous prose. sensuous, love the descriptions of encounter with Gonzales-Torres; very much needed to read this kind of intimate art writing ...
  • Becky Loader
    Sep 02, 2019
    Fleischmann's writing style is good in this essay, but the subject matter gets bogged down in the author's personal obsession. Ugh. ...
  • Graham
    Jul 04, 2019
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    Jul 11, 2019
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    Nov 17, 2019
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  • Kaitm
    Sep 22, 2019
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  • M. Sarki
    Nov 06, 2018
    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. ...
  • Matthew
    Jul 14, 2019
    4.5 ...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Jul 06, 2019
    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, people... many things. I don't think their main issue was their sex or what...
  • Joerg Rings
    Aug 03, 2019
    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 reading, but at least 80 percent are just a slog, that feels like it just throws edgy que...
  • Leo Robertson
    Jul 15, 2019
    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 in the Astrup Fearnley gallery in Oslo. Untitled (Blue Placebo) was on display. Th...
  • John
    Apr 24, 2019
    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 Nelson, and anyone who liked Bluets or The Argonauts should probably read this (e...
  • Alanna Why
    Aug 05, 2019
    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 fell in love: "Another, in a typo, says he likes to "cook and choirs." It's a lyric essa...
  • Spokanemadge
    Nov 02, 2019
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  • Marija (Inside My Library Mind)
    May 29, 2019
    i love adding books based on the title ONLY ...
  • Liz Amilkavich
    Jan 29, 2019
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  • Hannah Gold
    Aug 12, 2019
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  • Tom Hrycyk
    Aug 14, 2019
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  • Laura
    Sep 09, 2019
    The parts about Felix Gonzales-Torres? works were only really a small part of the book, but they were my favourite parts. I think I just like reading about how people react and interact with art, and I really enjoyed how Fleischmann connected the works with their own queer existence ...
  • Emrys
    Aug 07, 2019
    A lyrical wander through art criticism, memoir, and trans history. Defies and absolves genre. Highly recommend! ...
  • Marie Sweet
    Nov 14, 2019
    So lovely. ...
  • Amber
    Jun 21, 2019
    3.5 ...
  • Eva Wolfie
    Jan 17, 2019
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  • Isaac R. Fellman
    Aug 04, 2019
    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 argue the author out of the very necessary digressions and pauses. ...
  • Autumn Barksdale
    Aug 14, 2019
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