Friday, September 5, 2014

Positional Triangles and the Stereoscopic mechanism



The Air Loom, with its alliance of Euclidean geometry and paranoia, of obscure chemistry and conspiracy, of mechanics and psychiatry, of repressed science and politics, seems to provide a distorting mirror to scientific modernity, to inhabit a paradoxical space in which epistemic divides are all at once put to work, torn apart more sharply, and relaunched further. The Air Loom, understood as a world-making image that exteriorizes the interiority of a subject (however delusional), can thus be said to navigate a modern border, a frontier between an object of scientific attention (madness) and the technology by which this attention produces factual truth (the clinic): the boundary that both pulls apart and connects objectivity and schizophrenia.

http://wdwreview.org/image/the-unlimited-realm-of-the-limit-objectivity-and-schizophrenia/

Saturday, August 30, 2014

from #ACCELERATE MANIFESTO by Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek

22. We need to revive the argument that was traditionally made for post-​capitalism: not only is capitalism an unjust and perverted system, but it is also a system that holds back progress. Our technological development is being suppressed by capitalism, as much as it has been unleashed. Accelerationism is the basic belief that these capacities can and should be let loose by moving beyond the limitations imposed by capitalist society. The movement towards a surpassing of our current constraints must include more than simply a struggle for a more rational global society. We believe it must also include recovering the dreams which transfixed many from the middle of the Nineteenth Century until the dawn of the neoliberal era, of the quest of Homo Sapiens towards expansion beyond the limitations of the earth and our immediate bodily forms. These visions are today viewed as relics of a more innocent moment. Yet they both diagnose the staggering lack of imagination in our own time, and offer the promise of a future that is affectively invigorating, as well as intellectually energising. After all, it is only a post-​capitalist society, made possible by an accelerationist politics, which will ever be capable of delivering on the promissory note of the mid-​Twentieth Century’s space programmes, to shift beyond a world of minimal technical upgrades towards all-​encompassing change. Towards a time of collective self-​mastery, and the properly alien future that entails and enables. Towards a completion of the Enlightenment project of self-​criticism and self-​mastery, rather than its elimination.



Alex Williams, Nick Srnicek, "#Accelerate: Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics", Critical Legal Thinking blog, 14 May 2013; repr. in Dark Trajectories: Politics of the Outside, ed. Joshua Johnson, Miami: Name, Aug 2013; repr. in #Accelerate#: The Accelerationist Reader, eds. Armen Avanessian and Robin Mackay, Urbanomic, 2014. "We believe the most important division in today's left is between those that hold to a folk politics of localism, direct action, and relentless horizontalism, and those that outline what must become called an accelerationist politics at ease with a modernity of abstraction, complexity, globality, and technology."

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

list poem // jul 14 14

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1]   HIS VENTRILOQUIST BODY


2]   HIS TWINE STRETCHED FROM ONE TO ANOTHER              

https://archive.org/details/firstpaperssur00bret

3]   CUT FROM CODED SQUARES

http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/09/technology/wikileaks-server/

4] SPIRIT TONGUES

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/movies/01russell.html

5]   TIME STREAKS LOST IN JUNGLE

6]   LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS GROWS FANGS                                (BATAILLE)

7]   LAFF TRAX

8]   MOUTHS OR HOLLOW EYES

9]   VOICES IN THE SQUARE

10] FOR EXAMPLE AS A GHOST                                                                  (NIETZCHE, GAY SCIENCE sec 365)

11] PRACTICING DEATHS

12] STONES FOUND ON BEACH      [Stone Found on a Beach, Documents 7, 1929, Meret Oppenheim, Stone Woman, 1938]

13] AUTO-SOPHISTICATION MACHINES

http://www.labtec-cs.net/docs/FSA-PFA_Technopolitic-sophistication-and-new-dichotomies%281%29.pdf

14] WILD BEASTS IN CAVES


15] THINGS UNDER THE SUN                     (CROWLEY, 777 – things under the sun which are called solary)

http://hermetic.com/crowley/libers/lib777.html

16]      AFTER CEASE TO EXIST




Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

#1 - #17


An abrupt new sound
in the square
speaking tongues.
The noise,
an eye.
His twine stretched
from one to other.
This part
cut
cut from
another part.
Across the square
a dog's body,
his ventriloquist.
My mouth
addresses
my eye.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

n a t u h

Now At The Uncertain Hour from Wes Kline on Vimeo.

Now At The Uncertain Hour. Video shot and edited for a play in which I am doing sound and music design. Opens May 9 at Edwards Opera House, Edwards, NY.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

In fact, I am but a relay myself








Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry's potentiomètre d'espace. The performer would control various dynamics of sound by modifying the body between the rings.

Body of work


I have been working on sound and video design for the production Corpus, written by Canadian playwright Darrah Teitel, which opens May 1 in Ottawa. If you are around the Ottawa area you should stop by.

Monday, April 14, 2014

settings



Malcolm Clarke with the Synthi 100 via the RADIOPHONIC GALLERY on whitefiles.org. "Caption: It's 1974 and a bearded and long-haired Malcolm Clarke intently studies the settings of the EMS 'Delaware' synthesiser, located at this time in Room 10. The small supplementary mixer at the bottom was constructed by Richard-Yeoman Clark. The box on top of the Delaware contains a standard BBC Peak Programme Meter (PPM)."

 

Sol Lewitt wall drawing number 49 (Diagram and Certificate).

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

everything is being


Louis Althusser, 1978.



You speak of “disgust”; I hear this word around me from among the best of them. And yet here it’s not as it is in your country, but it’s the same word. It’s the word that openly says that we can no longer find our place in all this shit and that it’s vain to look for it, for all places are carried along by the insane course of things. We can no longer bathe at all in a river. Unless you’re a picket planted in the current that silently holds on. To a bit of terra firma. The important thing is to find this bit of earth beneath the waters. After all, it’s the “shaking-up of the world” of Montaigne who, when it comes to conjunctures, saw quite a few of all kinds. But the book is already written; you have to find something else.

- Althusser, letter to Merab, 1978.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Work in progress #######

There is a child, a child inside of her mother, a child listening, listening to the echo of her own hand pushing through water. It is quiet, but not still. Her ears forget to listen, to her mother's heartbeat, to her digestion, to her blood. She decides that she is a plant, inside an animal, growing towards....





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Thursday, January 2, 2014

"House" by Hank Lazer



           pad  pod  site
preparing a place
a launching pad
              a landing site
small birds  chickadees
finches  sparrows  ride
out arctic wind
bobbing on suspended
bird houses hung
              from pine branches
small words as
on an ever
              moving sea we
live & breathe
riding upon this
              language house a
moving place that
feeds; carries