“As the hours, the days, the weeks, the seasons slip by, you detach yourself from everything. You discover, with something that sometimes almost resembles exhilaration, that you are free. That nothing is weighing you down, nothing pleases or displeases you. You find, in this life exempt from wear and tear and with no thrill in it other than these suspended moments, in almost perfect happiness, fascinating, occasionally swollen by new emotions. You are living in a blessed parenthesis, in a vacuum full of promise, and from which you expect nothing. You are invisible, limpid, transparent. You no longer exist. Across the passing hours, the succession of days, the procession of the seasons, the flow of time, you survive without joy and without sadness. Without a future and without a past. Just like that: simply, self evidently, like a drop of water forming on a drinking tap on a landing.”
As if a man asleep. That would be nice, indeed, Perec like. Yet, some (obviously) nice things do happen: Furtherfields did recently publish Michael Szpakowski's generous (and very insightful) review of Renseiw and Sanderson's Lumiere & Son Project. Thank you Michael for the generous, focused, in-depth re-view(s)!
Same week: 'Pataphysics, a useless guide by Andrew Hugill /MIT press arived; Lo and behold: Sam Renseiw's work did make it (mentionably) into this first comprehensive pataphor in english. (page 26, references and index). The book is amazing in its cross-references and outlay of 'pataphysical matter. Very, very useful !
The patalab work should continue !!
Yet, the present (desperate) backlog of video posts is (again) due to Bliptv obstination(s) to administer their (ugly) to-embed Flash player. (black screen in iPhone/iPad), making it useless. (For some reason the present links do work again after the april disaster, but not the new posts).
Yes, as much as I would love to continue the work, with blogspot and blip, it does seems that re-hosting all work(s) on a new site unfortunately has to be done. Would thus appreciate all the help available. Best Sam
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