Secret Affair, 2013
The action is placed in an exhibition space where an interpreter leaning against the wall is reading during the time of the exhibition's opening event.
At some point the interpreter reads out loud facing the wall, the poem “Often I Am Permitted to Return to the Meadow” by Robert Duncan.
The performance ends after the interpreter reads the poem, hangs his hoodie on the wall and proceeds to leave the exhibition space.
Secret affair is an homage to Painting.
Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow
by Robert Duncan
as if it were a scene made-up by the mind,
that is not mine, but is a made place,
that is mine, it is so near to the heart,
an eternal pasture folded in all thought
so that there is a hall therein
that is a made place, created by light
wherefrom the shadows that are forms fall.
Wherefrom fall all architectures I am
I say are likenesses of the First Beloved
whose flowers are flames lit to the Lady.
She is Queen Under The Hill
whose hosts are a disturbance of words within words
that is a field folded.
It is only dream of the grass blowing
east against the source of the sun
in an hour before the sun’s going down
whose secret we see in a children’s game
of ring a round of roses told.
Often I am permitted to return to a meadow
as if it were a given property of the mind
that certain bounds hold against chaos,
that is a place of first permission,
everlasting omen of what is.