No One Thing is the Root of All Anything

No One Thing is the Root of All Anything


Chelsea Coon’s first publication No One Thing is the Root of All Anything: Phases and Performance of the Imminent describes the artist’s methodological approaches in the spatial practice of performance. She examines the body as a site for potential, and asserts the probability for it to be as expansive as the universe itself. The text examines the intersection of concepts within performance and astronomy that speak of bodies in and of spaces. She establishes performance to be an expansive form of research methodology, and astronomy as a lens through which we can begin to understand our irrefutably interconnected relationship to the universe. The subtle and monumental phases of birth and death of the body mirrors that of the processes of cosmological manifestations, such as stars. Objects in the furthest corners of space can contain fragments of what is also inside life forms. This text discusses personal and expansive spaces, examines probability, scale, and duration. It affirms that the end is another place from which to start.

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Edited by Maia Dolphin-Krute and Christina Catherine Martinez. Cover design by Shaun Roberts. Interior layout by Ian DeLucca. Foreword contributed by Dr. Thomas John Bacon. 

166 pages, paperback, 4.25″ x 7″ inches.

ISBN 978-1-945649-08-0