help side

help side
[help side defence,
or the tactile recalibration of peripheral vision,
or the hands of the clock at 13h50 -- just past high noon.]

 

left hand

"The faster we go, the more we look ahead in anticipation and lose our lateral vision."

(Paul Virilio, The Administration of Fear, p.36)

 

right hand

"Whiteness as blindness, as third type of blindness in which one sees with one's eyes open to the world, yet sees nothing. Not the absence of light and the consequent darkness that renders one incapable of seeing, nor the total intensification of light on the retinal receptors such that one is blinded by its sheer intensity and has a visceral reaction, which forces a closure of the eyes to get relief from the pain (as when looking at a sunny sky after being in a dark room). But a visible sightlessness that Antony Gormley helps us perceive, a third type of blindness in which one listens and touches, in which objects emerge from the white fog of chaos only at the penultimate moment of proximity."

(sportsbabel, june 2012)

 

a recursive game of prisoner's dilemma

The problem is not, as Bertrand Richard suggests in conversation with Paul Virilio, "that we still want even more speed and instantaneity." It is rather that we cannot afford to slow down, that we do not want to be left behind. The problem of speed thus becomes the inverse of the problem of exodus, except that we are describing an exodus from the hyperlinearity of time.

And as a question of praxis, we borrow from Paolo Virno to suggest a gradual move from a determined problem: keep pace or fall behind, to a totally different problem: how to realize the tempos available or at hand and to experience forms of self-expression that perhaps belie these temporal qualities and/or release differential energies.

swerve

Impulsion

xxx

kleinian kisses need stitching
breathing, and leaking
at the seams

seems like only yesterday
you tore free
from me, in me
and me to be

xxx

come, rated as such and dated as much
blue breath whispers
sizzzling
time written flee

xxx

seems extreme
this veering theme

xxx

explosive dreams need sequencing
mines stuttering cuts and pasting
and stitching
ocular gauze
visibly

xxx

three stitches or less
by exxxtension
impulsive tears by the tens
in another frame of mine

images of thought lying tattered
knead breath, defibrilly

xxx

_____

(for all the gadflies and barflies.)

natality: scrabble (letter to: a young ingrid, (i'm)pulsion)

klein-impulsion

attn:

natality?

yin yan
tail tail
tiny lan lit

a y/n ail.

i alt ny
tan anal it
natty
taint, tit
nail tna nitty

aint any latin
lint anti italy

 

~
NO. NOT IT. STOP. PLI-NATAL, PLS.
~

 

impulsion?

i/o

i plus us
minus u (plus u)

ou

moi plus nous
moins il ou L (plus lui)

oui oui

sun sin loins (sí)
opium oil nip
spumoni plum sip
spin spin slip

slip
snip snip lips

(i'm)pulsion

 

~

 

i plus iii
minus Y
        minus pms-ism
                minus simstim ip pin
                        politY

 

pulmón-natal
. . sssss . . . .

iou

 

my soul alit
                                                in tailspin
not simply an

(i'll)usion

terminus: scrabble (letter to: a young ingrid, terminus?)

terminus?

REM

ten tues. minutes
us
term rent
resin menu nest sim
met sit rest nuts
remit reins
rum urn rite rue
us

stir mine rune true
siren muse
trius

mr/ms rites tire
ie i must mire miser
inure its sent terminus

minus us                        (tier)

/REM

 

um,
unmiter time?

term-in-us

 

rise, unite us must
strum sine nets
untie us tunes
muster sun mist                        (miner)

rim risen mite terns
smite tin mint rust
ruin stern runt emirs
stun nuit mitre nits                        (rime re: turn)

mute mein sire
in mister men snit
sir tine is inert
emit suet site sin?                        (sure)

 

u set?

RUN

gift: scrabble (letter to: a young ingrid, less than three)

shiiine the lighght

[fig. i]

 

if i .gif
it fit i, ft
fifi tit gig ggg
ffft.

if i .tiff
fi tig g.i.
i fit figt                        (sorry saroyan gif)
i git.

 

~

 

if i fit it
i+i+i+…
iff i fit it
i gift it.

 

gigg(igg(igg))) )) ) :)

 

tgif,
<iii

hospitality: scrabble (letter to: a young ingrid, too)

listening well?

hola!

tip this tot

posh halo host
(pity tosh hostility)
a sop toast//shot spilt,
spit sip pay pal sap
spy pita split lisp,
say hip hop hit list
stilt pithy sith styl

sit potty pail top
shitty                        (the nth gift)
sat shat splat at
total hospital soap to
it toy shop

plato thot path lay
shit
pi stat ploy spay
post-italy lit

~

i plait
posit pli polity
toil thy oat soil plot so
soy patty lips
salt, ail, oil . . .
ah, (d)'lish                        (digest this)

hail tap lash his
pho pasty tips postal
hot pot hospitality

~

lost ails shalt
lop asp tail

shoal slip
ship sail.

 

ttyl,
hatt

ooo