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Everything he perceived had a direct relationship with him. His senses were bombarded. He felt time and space so strongly. He watched the position of the sun slowly change in the sky. He felt the cloud move more quickly as it approached the sun. An airplane flew by, and each could be related to sizes that were distinct from their own reality. The sun appeared to be one inch in diameter, the cloud, one half an inch, the plane; two inches as it flew at a low altitude. Cars and buses sped by filled with people going to places that he wished he knew, obeying traffic rules that had no relation to the sky except what he wished to give. And there he stood, with parallel and perpendicular lines everywhere. There he stood, coordinating all of these thoughts with the intensity of one who knew that if he did not, all would fall apart.

If I were to make a list of writers and artists who influenced my writing and performance work, I would begin with Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett and Yvonne Rainer, and then add Alfred Jarry, Antonin Artaud, Eadweard Muybridge, Nijinski, Kafka, Camus, Robbe-Grillet, Peter Handke and Buster Keaton, as well as a variety of French and European film makers from the late Twenties into the mid- Seventies. Suprematism, Constructivism and Minimalism helped ground me philosophically and visually.

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