December 30, 2013

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Rehearsal in the Harry Smith Studio
at Naropa - Boulder, CO 

The Outrider rides the edge—parallel to the mainstream, is the shadow to the mainstream, is the consciousness or soul of the mainstream whether it recognizes its existence or not. It cannot be co-opted, it cannot be bought. It rides through the chaos, maintaining a stance of “negative capability”, but also does not give up that projective drive, or its original identity that demands that it intervene on the culture. This is not about being an Outsider. The Outrider might be an outlaw, but not an outsider. The outrider is a kind of shaman. - excerpt from Anne Waldman's Outrider manifesto

December 10, 2013