Nonsense Lab

Louise Leppard
Schizophrenia
2012
analog photography

Evan Penny
L. Faux: CMYK
2005
silicone, pigment, hair
152 x 122 x 25 cm

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Bridget Riley
Movement in Squares
1961
tempera on hardboard

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Bridget Riley
Twist
1963
tempera on hardboard

Cai Guo Qiang
Endless
2010
installation

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"Two machines—one for making gentle waves, the other for creating atmospheric fog—are used to create the high tech exhibit Endless. In contrast, three traditional wooden boats sway eternally in an extensive pool of water. One is a fishing boat used for countless centuries around Qanzhou; the other two are Gulf-region Houri vessels. Are they travelling, or are they at rest? Are they real or imaginary? A mirage?”

Alan BennettKlein Bottle1995-96glass sculpture

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when i’m describing relation being simultaneously bubble and weave, this is the best visual approximation of what i’m suggesting … put this into rotational motion and you have a self-contained vortex … what puts it into motion? … affects, desires, psychic fields, material vibrations, electromagnetic transfers, etc., with other klein bottles? … the “opening” of the klein bottle as sucker or sphincter, in non-touch contact with other openings … can there be a sort of n-dimensional klein bottle with n-openings to describe our n-relations? and how do we understand n+1, n-1 deleuzoguattarian relations with this interpretive model? … the klein bottle as umbilicus and placenta of copoietic impulsion — in material, psychic and semiotic connection — giving birth to one’s self-in-relation … the outer surface of the klein bottle is composed of razor sharp fractal edges … we are told we may create a klein bottle by suturing two moebius strips together, one right-handed and one left-handed … is bennett’s klein bottle illustrated above a version of n-dimensionality? …

Alan Bennett
Klein Bottle
1995-96
glass sculpture

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when i’m describing relation being simultaneously bubble and weave, this is the best visual approximation of what i’m suggesting … put this into rotational motion and you have a self-contained vortex … what puts it into motion? … affects, desires, psychic fields, material vibrations, electromagnetic transfers, etc., with other klein bottles? … the “opening” of the klein bottle as sucker or sphincter, in non-touch contact with other openings … can there be a sort of n-dimensional klein bottle with n-openings to describe our n-relations? and how do we understand n+1, n-1 deleuzoguattarian relations with this interpretive model? … the klein bottle as umbilicus and placenta of copoietic impulsion — in material, psychic and semiotic connection — giving birth to one’s self-in-relation … the outer surface of the klein bottle is composed of razor sharp fractal edges … we are told we may create a klein bottle by suturing two moebius strips together, one right-handed and one left-handed … is bennett’s klein bottle illustrated above a version of n-dimensionality? …

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August 8, 2011 - Fragility (Notebook Study)

top right:
October 1, 2011 - ICQ (Inverted Cubofuturist Query) - Nuit Blanche/Toronto

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January 12, 2012 - ICQ (Inverted Cubofuturist Query) - World Record Attempt/D S NFORMAT ON

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i didn’t know it was going to happen … right?

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"If you recall Hegel in the Phenomenology speaks of the disappearance of the scar altogether: He writes: ‘The wounds of the Spirit heal and leave no scars behind’ (¶669). Such is transcendence. I think that this is a very dangerous idea. And in response to it, I am obliged to say: What we have to live in is our scars. But I’m emphasizing Living in, not just borderlines, but Living in our scars. Not with our scars, but in them.”

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Victor Vitanza, “Design as Dasein: Scar”, University of Texas keynote lecture, October 2007.

Department of Biological FlowBall Bearings (Reticulated Foam)silkscreened latex balloon installationin process

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Generally speaking, we might suggest it is the multiple Eye (and its interface with the touch of Skin) that governs the preparation for contagion, processing, incarceration and trauma found in late modern sport, while the Voice (and its interface with the touch of Skin) anchors its eternal recurrence of particular sporting histories in nostalgia.

Finally, we might suggest that the Flesh (and its interface with the touch of Skin) both implicates and is implicated by the now of consumption. It is here that exchange occurs, tempos slightly out of joint, though one hopes not overly so. It is here that we gesture towards new forms of encounter, new politics, new exchanges — in part through and with the Skin, but also by interfacing Flesh directly, in resonances of harmony or interference.

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sportsbabel, april 2011.

Department of Biological Flow
Ball Bearings (Reticulated Foam)
silkscreened latex balloon installation
in process

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Generally speaking, we might suggest it is the multiple Eye (and its interface with the touch of Skin) that governs the preparation for contagion, processing, incarceration and trauma found in late modern sport, while the Voice (and its interface with the touch of Skin) anchors its eternal recurrence of particular sporting histories in nostalgia.

Finally, we might suggest that the Flesh (and its interface with the touch of Skin) both implicates and is implicated by the now of consumption. It is here that exchange occurs, tempos slightly out of joint, though one hopes not overly so. It is here that we gesture towards new forms of encounter, new politics, new exchanges — in part through and with the Skin, but also by interfacing Flesh directly, in resonances of harmony or interference.

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sportsbabel, april 2011.

Department of Biological FlowICQ (Inverted Cubofuturist Query)to be performed Oct.1, 2011at Nuit Blanche Toronto

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the callouses on the kinoderm grow thicker …

footfalls fallow
thumb’s edge listless
presses thickened skin
gently, thinly

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excerpted from “losing my edge,” sportsBabel, May 2011

Department of Biological Flow
ICQ (Inverted Cubofuturist Query)
to be performed Oct.1, 2011
at Nuit Blanche Toronto

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the callouses on the kinoderm grow thicker …

footfalls fallow
thumb’s edge listless
presses thickened skin
gently, thinly

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excerpted from “losing my edge,” sportsBabel, May 2011