'The world is not meant to be good-bad, black- white, 1 and 2, 1 and 0, it's not binary, it's chaos. Around the late forties, the atom was split. We discovered that everything forever changed, we discovered the world could be cut up, that sound could be cut up, everything to do with culture could be cut up and reassembled in ways that didn't exist before. THAT will be seen as the most radical important thing that happend this century (20th)' - Genesis P-orridge from Modulations (1998), dir. lara Lee.
'Rats are rhizomes. Burrows are too, in all of their functions of shelter, supply, movement, evasion, and breakout. The rhizome itself assumes very diverse forms, from ramified surface extension in all directions to concretion into bulbs and tubers. When rats swarm over each other.
--Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus
There is rhythm in writing, rhythm in reading, rhythm in thinking. Rhythm relates all of our acts of speaking, listening, and knowing to a metaphysical dimension that is "sense," which it turns out is an expression of no particular sense--nonsense. For instance, imagine the sound of my voice and hear the intervals of my speech as a series of feints and lunges that articulate words with things, ideas with concepts, and sensations with emotions. What is heard is the movement of sense and the infection of words with the fantasy of meaning and import. "Rhythm" can be understood here as a vector of sense in the way that a mosquito is a vector for the transmission of malaria whose proliferation throughout a population expresses the sense of malaria as an "epidemic." As such, rhythm, which itself has no particular sense but instead transmits a pattern of relation that promotes more and less remote associations between words and things, generates patterns of significance that can be likened to an epidemiology of sense. The poetics of this "rhythming" is thus a poetics of non/sense.' - Obscurity and the Poetics of Non/sense in the Writings of Raymond Roussel and Fernando Pessoa - Priest Eldritch
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