mercurial politics

Nov17 Berlin




I have no body; the “I” writing this has no body: not in the old way. Zones. Pressures. Here a structured tension there an underlying ache. Vital signs. Phases of disquiet not clearly demarcated from areas of peace.

— Laura Mullen, “Spectograms (projected autobiography),” Complicated Grief



Revolutions are frenetic desires. Seams stretch tight.
        familiar stimulation: swelled power and impulse

Violence precedes peace when knowledge becomes ransom.
        negative space: culture is public negotiation

Men speak in abstraction. Their distancing performative.
        economies of scale: underwhelming demands for mass hysteria

Intuition anchored. Solicited.
        a place we know

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