The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

March 30, 2015


The Seminal Cinema: Codework petit a

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Going through the older essays on codework, I'm drawn to the
concepts of 'smear/smudge/splurge/smatter' as codework dissolves
in terms of the _discrete symbol_ to various modes of decay; now
I think of it as _dreamwork,_ the production of the dream
through smeared codes, not through anything axiomatic, nor
through clean and proper, i.e. runnable, language. Then codework
also appears as part-objects, object petitioned ah, the route of
the circle, the circumambulation; like the sm objects I wrote
about so long ago, such part-objects either latch onto and
modify or mollify fluid texts, or they create such texts,
dissolve within them. The kn% date for example is performative,
reminiscent of performance, and even within _this_ short test,
it functions as a reminder or marker for the specificity of time
guided by a universal and exhausted clock. The part-object of
codework supplies a phenomenology of embedding or self-embedding
- a horizon construed as a self-horizon, one in the form of a
mobius topology, transforming and returning within itself; I
think of the 10 oxherding pictures which portend stages on the
way to and from enlightenment for example, without any such, or
with the presence of annihilation and emptiness at the heart of
things. The background of codework is uncanny; otherwise, it's
flat-lined code or a picture. The uncanniness is a diacritical
mark, as if something has occurred in the midst of, or through,
non-occurrence. The body reads and renders codework as such, and
codework _now_ disappears to the extent it's codework; it
attaches to image, sound, dynamics, video;

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it is always an approach for or within the duratoin or dwelling,
habitus of a body that is striated from the moment of birth; the
body of course is always already on the way to, among, decay,
and just as the universe unfurls in the form of granularities
and percolations, so there are strange attractors within the
trajectory of the body - these are the dynamics that constitute
our lived world. The attractors from this viewpoint are codework
as well, the working out of momentarily stabilizing and dynamic
chaotic structures; the world, in other words, is filled and
fulfilled by codework which constitutes itself.


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[10:13 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the part-object of the blank
[10:13 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the curlicue of the blank
[10:13 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the codework of the existent
[10:13 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the part-object of the codework
[10:13 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the part-object of the slow decay
[10:13 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the part-object of the catastrophe
[10:13 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the catastrophe of the blank
[10:13 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the catastrophe of the codework
[10:14 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the catastrophe of the existent
[10:14 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the part-object of the catastrophe
[10:14 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the codework of the catastrophe
[10:14 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the codework of the codework
[10:14 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the codework of the meat
[10:14 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the meat of the catastrophe
[10:14 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the meat of the codework
[10:14 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the blank meat
[10:14 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the meat which is named blank
[10:14 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the blank of the soma-meat
[10:14 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the soma of the codework
[10:15 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the codework-somatic
[10:15 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the blank-somatic
[10:15 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the codework of the blank-somatic
.            catastrophe
[10:15 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the catastrophe
[10:15 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the blank
[10:15 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the soma
[10:15 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the code/work
[10:15 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the work of the code in the somatic
[10:15 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the work of the code in the chaos
.            of thecatastrophe
[10:15 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the work of the meat
[10:15 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the meat work
[10:15 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the escape and the blank
[10:15 PM]  Alan Sondheim: the flying blind


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clutch

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birth-death creation-annihilation presence-absence
positive-negative nothing-everything tending-decay
reproduction-elimination clutch-glitch clutch-glitch
clutch-glitch clutch-glitch clutch-glitch clutch-glitch
clutch-glitch clutch-glitch clutch-glitch clutch-glitch
clutch-glitch

clutch-glitch drives the clutched glitch
glitch-parasite drives creation annihilation
reproduction drives waste and elimination
birth drives waste and reproduction
birth drives elimination and death
death drives clutch-glitch clutch-glitch clutch-glitch
clutch-glitch drives death
clutch-glitch drives everything

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