Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

langage concret

"The property of the poetic image, as opposed to the essential image, if I may rely on this mediocre epithet, is to incarnate this quality of materialization, one that exercises a tremendous power over man and is quite capable of making him believe in a logical impossibility in the name of logic. The poetic image presents itself in the form of fact, adorned with all fact's necessities. Butand this is a fact that no one has ever thought of challenging, except perhaps for Hegel, and even he did not attach overwhelming importance to the questionfact resides not in the object but in the subject: fact exists only in terms of time, that is to say of language" (Le Paysan de Paris 201).

Saturday, March 1, 2014


 But while we are confined to books, though the most select and classic, and read only particular written languages, which are themselves but dialects and provincial, we are in danger of forgetting the language which all things and events speak without metaphor, which alone is copious and standard. Much is published, but little printed. The rays which stream through the thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal light-emitting diode display will be no longer remembered when the thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal light-emitting diode display is wholly removed.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  for Christian Bök

 nr,  blnc,  rg,  vrt,  bl : vylls,
J dr qlq jr vs nssncs ltnts :
, nr crst vl ds mchs cltnts
Q bmbnnt tr ds pntrs crlls,

Glfs d'mbr ; , cndr ds vprs t ds tnts,
Lncs ds glcrs frs, rs blncs, frssns d'mblls ;
, prprs, sng crch, rr ds lvrs blls
Dns l clr  ls vrsss pntnts ;

, ccls, vbrmnts dvns ds mrs vrds,
Px ds pts sms d'nmx, px ds rds
Q l'lchm mprm x grnds frnts stdx ;

, sprm Clrn pln ds strdrs trngs,
Slncs trvrss ds Mnds t ds ngs :
-  l'mg, ryn vlt d Ss Yx ! -

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

when if then

Carl Andre, "On the Sadness" (1978)

*poem structured according to a prime factoring method wherein "Each of the primes between 47 and 2 corresponds to a poet-chosen sentence; for example, 2 corresponds to ‘We are going to die’. To construct each composite line, its corresponding number is expressed... as a product of powers of distinct primes in increasing order. Multiplication corresponds to the conjunction ‘if’ and exponentiation to ‘then’.”


-from the latest edition of DO IT: The Compendium (2013), a compilation of instructional artist scores for simultaneous exhibitions, edited & curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Sunday, January 12, 2014