Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through

Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through

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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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    Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through Reviews

  • ?Misericordia? ?????? ????

    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,...

  • Michael

    a free-floating long essay on sex, art, and intimacy, examining what it means to live and love in radically new ways. in alternately frank and refined prose Fleischmann roams among sundry memories fro...

  • 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...

  • Morgan M. Page

    T. Fleischmann's Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through is a thing of collective beauty. One part meditation on ephemeral transsexual love, one part art criticism of the work of Félix González-Torre...

  • 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...

  • Megan

    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,...

  • Eileen Ying

    ugh i’m sucker for book-length essays, and this one’s so loving and grimy / lovingly grimy. it concerns me that the most popular review on goodreads is high key transphobic and recommends that fle...

  • 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...

  • Isaac R. Fellman

    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 ar...

  • Noah Zazanis

    Got this from the NYPL e-book app, which was exciting! Such better trans books than my municipal libraries had growing up.This book made me feel like my life made sense, and a lot of it felt very fami...