The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

February 25, 2002


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the vast stream of stories


the eight extremes
 coming
 going
 starting
 stopping
 creating
 annihilating
 nothing
 everything
   the three heaps
    heap of everything
    heap of all
    heap of somethings
      the eleven objects of sacrifice
       women
       girls
       goats
       stones
       numbers
       boys
       men
       deities
       emperors
       breasts
       dragons
         the five treatises
          treatise of incarnation
          treatise of subterfuge
          treatise of hidden treasures
          treatise of measured consequences
          treatise of innumerable cinders
            the eight paths
             forest path
             sea path
             valley path
             spring path
             lower path
             upper path
             all-around path
             going-nowhere path
               the nine illusions
                illusion of the beautiful girl
                illusion of the artifice of gold
                illusion of the sacrifice
                illusion of the mirror-moon
                illusion of the enormous sun at dusk
                illusion of illusions
                illusion of sexual distraction
                illusion of sexual repulsion
                illusion of hunger and thirst
                  eighteen signs of unloveliness
                   fallen hair
                   bleak eyes
                   fallen posture
                   scarred body
                   bad smell
                   greasy hair
                   watery eyes
                   ill-advised eyes
                   mumbled words
                   hanging belly
                   too-high belly
                   thickened fingers
                   too-thin neck
                   always laughing
                   too-thick lips
                   dirty face
                   falling-behind
                   falling-forward
                     three-fold obstructions
                      obstruction by name
                      obstruction by callings
                      obstructions by deafness (unlistening)
                        six-fold veiling of monk or nun
                         unseeing
                         untouching
                         unhearing
                         unsmelling
                         unmoving
                         untasting
                           the four-fold pledging
                            pledging of service
                            pledging of unharmfulness
                            pledging of detachment
                            pledging of silence
                              the two-fold four-fold truth
                               dharma and not-dharma
                               nirvana and not-nirvana


considerations and the clarity of thought, ontology and splintered
thought, both branches might well have thought, she was my daughter


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0:
1:
20:
21:
139: " Beguine.
174:You cry.
295: nothing more so show me the door"
700:You kiss yourself.
844:     yours! "
857:
2603:millimeter pistol.
2622:
2771:door. It is brown, wood. I shoot them. The pistol hums, it doesn't go
4234:up.
4238:
4239:I woke up frightened, Nikuko, frightened of everything.
7062:of struggle in the pipes.
9587:
10191:in the hole of the forest
14834:moved slowly nothing moved
14923:
27359:thicket. why did they burn the shelter down? in the center
28978:subtlety of embers...
42397:
42666:
80608:over.
80614:

other materials at http://www.furtherfield.org/asondheim/

- Alan, thanks to furtherfield -

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performing nothing


61528:online presence is consciously performative by virtue of the sign;
      offline
61604:presence is performative by virtue of differentiation from
      substance
61674:(performance = differentiation)
62865:digital life, there is no truth, only coherent performativities;
     in the
72722:present in the space we're performing in... these are darker works...
75599:performances. Nikuko would pirouette for Doctor Leopold Konninger -
3117:nothing to me, I let them scream. Do you see how I am, Nikuko,
     how it is.
3192:Nothing bothers me, Nikuko, nothing. Listen: I run out of
     ammunition. For
8850:nothing comes out but different, not therapy or recuperation or
     balance,
15378:nothing between, nothing cohering, contiguous at best - already
     presaging
25780:forever, there is nothing anyone can give you that would make you
     reveal
26350:the light, given up to the full view, nothing whatsoever, and these
26488:exhumations and reburials, nothing at all...


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