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...

  • 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.

    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,...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Sarah

    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 ot...

  • Laura

    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, an...