Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hatian Nightsongs (Real Theaters)

Dust and Forbearance in Haiti

Fires burned near the shoreline, but otherwise the city fell into darkness i
Stunned people wandered the streets holding hands. ii
Thousands gathered in public squares long after nightfall, singing hymns." ii
Even when the daylight came... iii
A blanket of dust rising from the valley. iv

i NY Times
ii Daily News
iii New Yorker Amy Davidson
iv Kristie van de Wetering

Daybreak, Why Again?

"Fires burned near the shoreline, but otherwise the city fell into darkness" (NY Times)
All along the shoreline, embers receded as memory
Strewn walking, as the literal zombie
Through the long hole (we crawled through the hole from the fire to the shore)
C'etait deux miles d'accroissement, deux miles sur les genoux, deux miles monsieur
Through the long hole, from the city- center
Which leads to the shore,

lick the last bit of fire
crawl back (ino the hole, along its rust deposits)
and reappear at daybreak
why, see the fire next time
Daybreak, why again?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Disco, Law, Work, Capital, Sovereignty: Linda Law (All Night) & Richard Dyer's 1979 Essay, "In Defense of Disco"


Monday, January 11, 2010

Part 1: Corps Insolites: The Said and Unsaid

"What I'm trying to single out with this term (dispositif- apparatus in English)  is, first and foremost, a thoroughly heterogeneous set consisting of discourses, institutions, architectural forms, regulatory decisions, laws, administrative measures, scientific statements, philosophical, moral, and philanthropic propositions - in short, the said as much as the unsaid. Such are the elements of the apparatus. The apparatus itself is the network that can be established between these elements." Michel Foucault, 1977