April 22, 2016
James Lee Byars. Perfect Moments
Lecture in 9 chapters by Gerhard Johann Lischka, artist-philosopher (Berne)
The lecture Perfect Moments seeks to limn a dialogue—how two friends come together around the conceptions of “perfection” (JL Byars) and the “moment” (GJ Lischka) and how their encounter unfolds over the decades. It portrays the two protagonists in their bearing, and shows where they meet; which actions they initiate; and finally, with which works they come before the public. Letters and texts are the primary media. The emphasis is always also on the embodiment or sensual manifestation of the ideas under discussion, on real acts of grasping and partaking. With images, texts, and sound, in no more than 90 minutes.