Fok yes! An angel hanging and dangling back and forth upside down by a rope from the ceiling. Thunders into the wall every now and then. –Ouch. And a transmitter clown horn ba wuuuuuuaaaaaaaapo. End of the etude. Who is the king of the jungle? Who? Blabla and Me so leaves the audience mucho. Fok yes. Rub me with a burger and stop stressing the animals. Fok yeah. I order you to my bosom. Haha kiwi bird? Type “grip on reality” slips out one as a soap on rope in, out, in, out. But imaginary friends are not the nicest friends, they will surprise bark monsters and my neighbor crying in this now as a clown bu-hu hu hu. Now I don’t believe in the past what happened. The calming lines. I don’t want them to be just okay. I don’t want them to fall from extraordinary heights, either. I want just okay to vibrate. There is an internal logic, that won’t correlate with the quantified plains. That is, starting after World War One scientists studying naturally occurring radio discussed “musical atmospherics” and analysed the sound along a gradient of musical, quasi-musical and non-musical. This was in a parallel with the aesthetics of Cowell and Varèse. Ultimately asking if spatial acts like breaking & entering and burglary have anything to offer urban theory, “Applied Topology” explores how the city can be used and operated. From Matta-Clark to The Bank Job, from the Mole Man of Hackney to L.A.’s “Hole in the Ground Gang,” from to border tunnels and “strong rooms” to the IDF and Nakatomi Space, how does the forced introduction of unplanned connections, perforations, holes, tunnels, and cuts — transform our relationship with architectural space? Glancing up, I saw a dog making its way past the open doorway. Sadie, the pet in question, did many tricks. She walked backwards, jumped through a hoop and also pretended to take baby steps towards a plastic lid full of kibble; she picked up rumpled napkins with her teeth and popped them in the bin. Amazing. We are not in the hospital now. We have left the hospital. This was yesterday. Now I realize that this is a claim that will burn for some, and that will immediately lead to evocations of Butler’s Gender Trouble, Foucault’s History of Sexuality, and perhaps Gould’s Mismeasure of Man. Aren’t these critiques of knowledge, we might ask? Doesn’t that make them epistemological? The track ‘Echoes’ by Pink Floyd, I think, responds to this question beautifully. It’s a long track; almost half an hour. When we listen to it it takes us back to the beginning of time. It is, in a word, heavy. At 4pm Dante starts editing his copy of / the Anti-Dühring / as a thought carries him to Mozart composing / his last symphony in Vienna. / / Via the metapoetics of illogical space / the sound daffodil becomes intangible / caught in the fact that / “the rose was obsolete” is now obsolete. / The train / once standing at sentence three / demands a reader’s temporality exceed / the speed of all operative systems aggregates / / (Dachau however remains the single doorstep into / Shelley’s essay in defence of poetry) / There are rock doves in the grass alas / combines the sum-total of allowable inter-textual / relationships to modernism and marriage (maieutic theory / must be cautious here at the teleology of Maryland / but there still is daylight savings time / in the Booke of Margery Kempe). Aristotle wrote that fire burns in Persia just as it does in Greece. The blue moon’s on the wane. Certain animals go mad before earthquakes.
[Note: Sources: Stina Kajaso, “Malm-ö”, at SONOFDAD, 4 Sept 012; Marianne Morris, “from the these are my legs scrap heap”, at Marianne Morris, 4 Sept 012; JBR; Douglas Kahn, The Aeletrosonic, at Monoskop Log, 4 Sept 012; Geoff Manaugh, “Applied Topology”, at BLDG/BLOG, 4 Sept 012; Bhanu Kapil, “Pet Therapy”, at Was Gertrude Stein a Punjabi?, 4 Sept 012; Levi R Bryant, “Different Questions: Some Thoughts on Sacilotto’s Review”, at Larval Subjects, 5 Sept 012; Jason Heppenstall, “Pink n’ oil #3”, at h 22 Billion Energy Slaves, 4 Sept 012; Steve McCaffery, “the view from here”, in Paradigm of the Tinctures, at Argotist Online; Justin E H Smith, “Why I’m Studying Sanskrit”, at Justin Erik Halldór Smith, 3 Sept 012; Ariana Reines, “Dog Ear”, at Ariana Reines, 3 Sept 012]