Secret Affair, 2013

Un actor es comisionado a que durante una exposición de arte pase varias horas leyendo en silencio, recargado en un muro visible del espacio.

 

En cierto momento el actor se voltea hacia el muro y lee en voz alta el poema “Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow” de Robert Duncan.

 

Después de leer el poema el actor cuelga en el muro la hoodie roja que viste. El performance concluye cuando el actor deja la exposición.

 

Secret Affair es una obra homenaje a la pintura.

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. 

© Gabriel Rosas Alemán, 2020