Prefixes for & to: the way you customize your uniform. Lodos gallery, Mexico City 12-2017
Exaltation, shame [loop]. Video, audio. 16 min. loop
survive is very exacting.
Don’t confuse precision with a top down construction.
This is not a code principle dependent
on an ideal of internal harmonies.
This is criteria applied in the course of
a following of ways and
Conception and roll.
Initiary natal occasion, name, snap picture and then roll.
Immediate spring forth and then
As tactics of fleeing
sounding out. In
In animals as complex as earthworms on, the embryo forms a dent on one side to become the gut and deepens to the mouth where speaking can come to make
Finding out and
I was lying next to you and I could hear these little laughters bursting
from you like bubbling up.
And with my back to you I could see you with your head- phones on
as if from afar
As if I weren’t here
As if you are captured in a picture
Suggesting that you live on after you die in a picture
like a doused under subject who can
watch the cinema by letting some oil out of its mouth and
in front of their eyes
set just to their strength
a screen appears.
Not on which, but in which the image is.
Standing up right on dipodal tendrils, spiral offshoots off a climbing vine, but rotate until your arms and belly and heads lurch over. Jittering kind of constantly charged moving on bouncy things.
The suggestion of a doused under subject who can keep water from going up its nose by sustaining constant pressure.
Do bubbles bubble up to erupt and dispersing heat, suppurating up top
and also clumping together in little groups to make a face to be read then possibly spoken.
Foxes wail, eagles clang, rustle, ftear, a skin shaded darker with oily tyears
The sun folded in
You stack of double-sided photographs.
Demons puff up in intervals
the way you customize your uniform
The method is ‘tactical’ and the sphere of communication ‘tactile’.
Likening living things to flames.
Dissipative systems like tornadoes, whirl- pools and flames maximize entropy.
Is it “for” and “to” these structures the chattering suppurating?
Consider purpose a hold over of animism and embodied in language.
Orientation 2 and 4
sun in you
Exaltation, shame [loop]
Saying the word everyday in barbed wire letters
pushing a kind of bricked wall, speaking there
onto willingly you, just making,
me speaking, you not listening
A beautiful upside down tree in the middle of a roundabout. How vulnerable a thing when you can move around it, circling it till your exit.
From a sprung together until we kind of started moving around centripetally
and then curved out and
You are kept so well.
And there was music playing and we would play the game of assigning radio stations to
each of us and flip the stations, as each on us would continue their station in their mind taking the sounds right out from the speakers and into your
and swaying to the driver.
And then the sound would meet itself
the horizontal was the vertical
I do not want to tell you about them,
but about what waiting does to a body.
My neighbor Alite had met an African newspaper deliveryman by the mailboxes. He was looking for a certain Miss barrel but Alite said, No - here lives Pavlovic, you can see on the nameplate. He said, but I’m looking for number 22-1 and put the newspaper in my mailbox. She said, but as far as I know, there is no Miss barrel here. He showed her the list and said, yes, tapping on the paper, for Miss barrel on this number. And then, “what it says here is right.” According to him people sometimes get a newspaper subscription on a fake address. Miss barrel, not capitalized? He was from Enugu and was very surprised when Alite said she had been there. How long ago he asked? Five years and they thought I was an evangelist. I heard there are unrests in Enugu. Yes, Nigeria is corrupt and we want to separate. Because of the way he carried himself, she wouldn’t be surprised if he has no status. As long as they don’t have status, they are on hold. Without an end an endge there is boredom or even worse.
Do you know she began
My nose, your lips, my heart, your head shape, your miraculously lucky life, lift in your walk, love of another, my hands, your calm, my nice
Entering into poverty
Just this pouring in and out without in and out.
When you drink do you
pour it down or suck it in?
Do you expand or enforce your narrow self?
Cornered by diagonals nothing but to bulge
in rings with a center and
Your sacrum is a degenerate second skull
A reminder type
Of upside down or sideway through
You say, I see no method here at all.
I see the difference between training and discipline.
There’s a school of fish getting smarter every day. The curves, the layered complexities. You can begin to see it an aesthetic. Through the curly streams of water. The wind is so subtle it can tangle or untangle your hair.
If I were to sum it up, I’d say there were about four voices meeting, but the three kept mostly quiet except for an occasional murmur, and one was gesturing a lot. Then the sum began moving, like rotating places, until there was this kind of wind in the room. Maybe clockwise or counterclockwise, it created this soft hum that then moved to the background, you might call it tone.
Have you ever heard a speaker sound out a room before speaking? Or do you ever do it into the telephone?
A short sequence of words
In the belly
In suspended animation
In fluid filled pocket
In her own way before it went away
Iridescent scales for confusion, for beautiful,
it is marvellous
Two footed face
two and four
the two deep
tactics of fleeing
|Thank you Studio TeYosh, Wanja Banovic, Mara Banovic, Bruno Dario, Rodrigo Navarro and Su Yin Wong. Photos by Ramiro Chaves|