Nonsense Lab
Erica Lord(untitled) I Tan To Look More Native2006digital inkjet print4” x 5”

Erica Lord
(untitled) I Tan To Look More Native
2006
digital inkjet print
4” x 5”

Department of Biological Flow
Till Tomorrow
2013
ballizein poetics (no.3)

one. entanglement: seed, seedlings, sunshine, dusk.

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[google docs live editing (or a dance floor) > 2 artificial identities + 1 seed + entanglements > gait surfing playlist time constraint and emergent poem = ‘till tomorrow’]

Prekaryat (Ltd Inc.)

for n = i
i n, i m
mi i = y
i = 5 y?
get $ for i = y
$i max max
mi max $stack $tax
echo {echo {echo {{echo
hi hi $i $i
mi y x
d(x) x hex hex
i>y>x
echo “to whom it may;”
echo “concern please consider;”
echo “this;”this
echo “this letter of reference;”
echo “this letter of reference;”
echo “this letter of reference;”
referents and deference and
elevated reverence
and
manyfactored relevance
field facing form filling
font fetching face frilling
fast fasting feed faking
fee faring free fading
(refresh #ffffff)
echo “sir sir miss miss;”
echo “please consider this;”
for $i
echo “respectfully;”
echo “sincerely;”
or
echo “yours truly;”
if i = truly
then get $i
else die
for ($i = 1, $i <= 10; $i++);
echo {echo {echo {{echo
get get y?

Prekaryat (Ltd Inc.)

for n = i
i n, i m
mi i = y
i = 5 y?
get $ for i = y
$i max max
mi max $stack $tax

echo {echo {echo {{echo
hi hi $i $i
mi y x
d(x) x hex hex
i>y>x

echo “to whom it may;”
echo “concern please consider;”
echo “this;”

this

echo “this letter of reference;”
echo “this letter of reference;”
echo “this letter of reference;”

referents and deference and
elevated reverence

and
manyfactored relevance

field facing form filling
font fetching face frilling
fast fasting feed faking
fee faring free fading

(refresh #ffffff)

echo “sir sir miss miss;”
echo “please consider this;”

for $i

echo “respectfully;”
echo “sincerely;”
or
echo “yours truly;”

if i = truly
then get $i
else die

for ($i = 1, $i <= 10; $i++);
echo {echo {echo {{echo
get get y?

Spin the bottle

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Dark matter, this
All fumble and handed
Strange charmer you
Are (will be (already)

YouYou

Fall toward midnight
Depths pulling darkly
Strong our way curvingThere, warmer than the
Math said dizzy (x) we
Expon&#8217;t upon these
Intensity pulsingsHere, these (x)yzz-vectors
Beginning to tremble we

Flip

Right through the bottle
Left you silkspinning

Still.

So stellar, this

Spin the bottle

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Dark matter, this
All fumble and handed
Strange charmer you
Are (will be (already)

You
You

Fall toward midnight
Depths pulling darkly
Strong our way curving
There, warmer than the
Math said dizzy (x) we
Expon’t upon these
Intensity pulsings
Here, these (x)yzz-vectors
Beginning to tremble we

Flip

Right through the bottle
Left you silkspinning

Still.

So stellar, this

Like an ear or a seashell

-

Stippling hives braille breathlessly
Bloody jam and sticky sense of
Diff&#8217;rence pitters past manifold
Shimmering sweet for all that
Feel its weightless worth in bold.

Knittering knots fail needlessly
Small sutra sutures given wing
For egress statements manifest
Smoothing slow vast digital
Velvet vistas far from rest.

Like an ear or a seashell

-

Stippling hives braille breathlessly
Bloody jam and sticky sense of
Diff’rence pitters past manifold
Shimmering sweet for all that
Feel its weightless worth in bold.

Knittering knots fail needlessly
Small sutra sutures given wing
For egress statements manifest
Smoothing slow vast digital
Velvet vistas far from rest.

Carolee Schneemann
Up To And Including Her Limits
1973-76
performance, live video relay, crayon on paper, rope and harness suspended from ceiling

Zhang HuanFamily Tree2000performance

Zhang Huan
Family Tree
2000
performance

‎&#8221;A threnody is a song, hymn or poem of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person. The term originates from the Greek word threnoidia, from threnos ( &#8216;wailing&#8217;) + oide (&#8216;ode&#8217;); ultimately, from the Proto-Indo-European root wed- (&#8216;to speak&#8217;) that is also the precursor of such words as &#8216;ode&#8217;, &#8216;tragedy&#8217;, &#8216;comedy&#8217;, &#8216;parody&#8217;, &#8216;melody&#8217; and &#8216;rhapsody&#8217;.&#8221; [Wikipedia]

‎”A threnody is a song, hymn or poem of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person. The term originates from the Greek word threnoidia, from threnos ( ‘wailing’) + oide (‘ode’); ultimately, from the Proto-Indo-European root wed- (‘to speak’) that is also the precursor of such words as ‘ode’, ‘tragedy’, ‘comedy’, ‘parody’, ‘melody’ and ‘rhapsody’.” [Wikipedia]

friction (feedback and reverb)

.

art object
objected.

wiry,
and noisy patterns
patterning

pitter patter tendency
listen up kids

~

remix quick the triple dip clipped gaze
snip snip grays to scaled grid layer haze,
moiré maze, fresh hip skills for days

and check that techniqued fractal glaze
just sideways, skinned end of days
and the dermal siloed
sigh bin plays

(sigh)

see, i sense a snake
wiry and lithe
unraveling at every
limb
and shedding flesh frequency

saw, that misdetect is on the sceneinvestigate this!
graceful throwback
seeing wiry and with

xtra xtra you can read all about it!
on the random access
xray-memories

and tell wireless

~

haiku whispers
in the early morning
sunrise

friction (feedback and reverb)

.

art object
objected.

wiry,
and noisy patterns
patterning

pitter patter tendency
listen up kids

~

remix quick the triple dip clipped gaze
snip snip grays to scaled grid layer haze,
moiré maze, fresh hip skills for days

and check that techniqued fractal glaze
just sideways, skinned end of days
and the dermal siloed
sigh bin plays

(sigh)

see, i sense a snake
wiry and lithe
unraveling at every
limb
and shedding flesh frequency

saw, that misdetect is on the scene
investigate this!
graceful throwback
seeing wiry and with

xtra xtra you can read all about it!
on the random access
xray-memories

and tell wireless

~

haiku whispers
in the early morning
sunrise

top:
Glenn Ligon
Negro Sunshine
2006
neon

bottom:
Man Ray
Fingers
1930
"solarized" photograph

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skins, skins, nailed to a glass
wall liquid crystal, displayed.

Judith Butler: “In other words, acts, gestures, and desire produce the effect of an internal core or substance, but produce this on the surface of the body, through the play of signifying absences that suggest, but never reveal, the organizing principle of identity as a cause. Such acts, gestures, enactments, generally construed, are performative in the sense that the essence or identity that they otherwise purport to express are fabrications manufactured and sustained through corporeal signs and other discursive means.”

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Gender Trouble, Routledge, 1999, p.136.