The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

March 28, 2003

pluspart plupart .mov

and 1 minute with anja schmidt + foofwa d'imobilite
or some would say she is lying down
while he practices nearby but miniscule

Perhaps she is looking elsewhere and mourning. Perhaps she is carrying the
globe on her back.

I insist that, as with all globes, this one is invisible.

anja raising + backdrop + title
/running in place foreground or in bluescreen,
no, with exhaustion
anja with a globe on her back
+ the machinery of the foreground runner
+ these sad discotheques of mythopoesis
+ anja + chronism + anjachronism
+ plupart + plus part anja

Rilke through Gabriel Marcel: "We drift between Christ, the two Maries and
the Saints. We are lost among forms and voices. We are deceived over and
over again by this half-familiar element which causes neither surprise nor
fear and does not tear us from our everyday outlook. We get accustomed to
this, but there can be no getting accustomed to finding God."

Foucault on Binswanger: "It is important that the image possesses its own
dynamic powers, that there is a different morphology of space when it is
free, luminous space and when the space put into play is imprisoning,
dark, and stifling. The imaginary world has its own laws, its specific
structures, and the image is somewhat more than the immediate fulfillment
of meaning. It has its own density, and the laws which govern it are not
solely significant propositions, just as the laws of the world are not
simply decress of will, even a divine will. Freud caused the world of the
imaginary to be inhabited by Desire as classical metaphysics caused the
world of physics to be inhabited by Divine Will and Understanding: a
theology of meanings, in which the truth anticipates its own formulations
and completely constitutes them. The meanings exhaust the reality of the
world which displays that reality."


missive here and there

/[z]+/ repetition just /[y]+/ this is protest /[x]+/ wartime opposition
/[w]+/ maximum resistance /[v]+/ communality of the warriors /[u]+/
fighting their way through peaceable kingdom /[t]+/ beneath signifiers
structural-materialism /[s]+/ the inherency truth understanding /[r]+/
burning flag in solemn colors /[q]+/ ministers presidents fiery effigies
/[p]+/ happening outside every other text /[o]+/ swords swallow pens
plough-shares /[n]+/ bullets swords /[m]+/ precision bombing removing
consonant /[l]+/ every letter with churned-out energy /[k]+/ furious
acceptable analysis /[j]+/ propositions ideological propositions /[i]+/
null sets jehovahs allahs /[h]+/ identity functions self-reflexivity
/[g]+/ headlines over hermeneutics /[f]+/ actions performativity /[e]+/
great men exhaust us /[d]+/ machinery prosthetics greatness /[c]+/
theoretical generative analyses /[b]+/ configurations proto-latinate
/[a]+/ continuity terminologies gun-face /^$/ repetitive theses on
originary violence 'where is nikuko' 'where's all the gang' 'what happened
to jennifer' 'julu where is she' 'nikuko's a human shield' 'the rest of
the gang is over there' 'the rest of the gang are human shields' 'they
won't allow me to write anything' 'they've put their lives on the line'
'they hate the allies so' 'they're expecting the worst' 'they're waiting
for the worst' 'they can't be bothered with me' 'they're braver than i am'
'they're over there in the middle of it' 'they can't understand why i'm
still here' 'they sent email' 'they're not writing any more' 'they're
still alive' 'they're still alive'


Check out Tony Rickaby's site - he's an
amazing writer; I knew him years and years ago and admired his work and
political commitment - he recently got in touch with me again -


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