“Completion through removal. Abstraction of surfaces. Not-building, not-to-rebuild, not-built-space. Creating spatial complexity reading new openings against old surfaces. Light admitted into space or beyond surfaces that are cut. Breaking & entering. Approaching structural collapse, separating the parts at the point – the point of collapse. Translating the diagram into its structural context. What’s beyond the building’s surface. Rather than using language, using walls. Looking through the thing. The ambiguity, what’s there & not, as much as the whole.”
– Gordon Matta-Clark, Manifesto (1978)
“All the blocks of houses on the barricaded street must have their outer perimeter walls knocked through in such a way that combatants are able to come & go by the parallel road to the rear, out of view & range of the enemy… When a house located on the defensive front is particularly vulnerable to attack, demolish the ground floor staircase & make openings in the floors of various rooms on the first floor in order to fire on soldiers who will storm the ground floor.”
– Auguste Blanqui, Instructions for an Armed Uprising (1868)
1. FORM FOLLOWS DYSFUNCTION
2. ACCUMULATION OF CAPITAL INTO FRICTIONLESS INTERSECTING PLANES
Utopia is a non-place the intellect retreats to in order to fail on its own terms & without contradiction.
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After 30,000 years of market consolidation, the diagnosis. Hurrah! Global Alienation continues apace! Merci monsieurs RANDcorp-Delgado-Fukuyama-Zuckerberg. In a psych-ward far far away, the “Last Man.” Let us now shed a tear. Continue reading “VENICE STATEMENT”
|It’s the future
you’re already dead – an itinerant
inside a vacuum tube,
inside the shape of facts-as-given.
When’s an idea not its own medium?
Certain there’re /only/
questionable things –
though less puzzled by them
than they are by you.
Here the cameras are turned to ensure
a reluctance more picturesque.
On the third day,
the news you’d forgotten, returned –
gripped by fear
of the crucial
/missed moment/ –
like the cryogenic avatar
who embarrasses us in dreams.
What dark /art/ possessed it?
|In the future
already dead, you’re an itinerant
in a vacuum tube
no-one will ever switch on.
these aren’t the only
questionable /things/ – the presence
of the camera, for example,
nautilus to its own inhabiting image.
Harmless as it seems,
history still revolts you.
Like a dog-hair coat,
like a contracted zero-hour.
This is a calculated
emotional response –
a /change in emphasis/.
But salvaged from reflections in an
who will fathom it?
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