[NetBehaviour] plane depth in the furious light of the leader's bomb

Johannes Birringer Johannes.Birringer at brunel.ac.uk
Sat Sep 9 16:33:44 CEST 2017

thank you for striking images, sounds and the writing, Alan.

out of sky a lot of things have fallen it seems, and from the ground and under-ground
the cold wars rise up still.

i cannot articulate fear except fear for (the people of the United States) and
ponder the removal or requested removal of statues and sculptures; 
Robert E Lee offends, perhaps George Washington & Thomas Jefferson will too
or have already; the young people in Durham tore down a confederate monument
and were arrested; one of them, Ngoc Loan Tran, used social media to state:
"The will of the people in Durham, Charlottesville, and across the country is 
that we need to tear down these Confederate monuments. 
We need to tear down every prestige of white supremacy..."

I remember, Alan, how you reacted with fear and anger to ISIS tearing down monuments or decapitating
them, and it seems now that reports reach us of a new iconoclastic uproar raging
in the United States, reflecting deep divisions and racial ressentiments on all sides;
an article in Die Zeit speaks of "Ein Land im Kunstkrieg : 
Die USA erleben einen Bildersturm, wie man ihn sonst nur aus Revolutionen kennt. 
Überall werden unliebsame Denkmale abgeräumt...." 


and what does this battle over symbols rain down on us, with KKK and Neonazis
marching in Charlottesville, openly armed and in camouflage? 
every direction is a path on a plain of scythes and glows?  
And Heather Heyer, who had demonstrated for the removal of the old general, is dead now. 
The civil war, i recall, was in 1861-65, so that is 150 years ago? the monuments were
erected later, in the 1920s, 1930s? during segregation that was not supposed to have existed?
and the bombs have still not been defused?

Johannes Birringer

[Alan Sondheim schreibt]
Sent: 04 September 2017 03:37

plane depth in the furious light of the leader's bomb

out of the sky falls more sky


2nd radio, different frequencies, plane interior
you hear what the plane says
only what the plane says, its capability of your hearing

improvisation by changing antenna inductance with hands
(on the way to death i will do this music)


we will die in the leader's bomb
these sounds will do no harm
furious the leaders square off in their squares
their squares are full of tyros marching batons,
    frayed conductances, unruly radiations

maze and meander obliterated, there are no paths among us
every direction is a path on a plain of scythes and glows

every image is there, michelangelo pulling from the rock
    (dead michelangelo pulled from the rock)

nothing moves and everything hurts,  what the plane drops

up from the ground rises more ground

out of the sky falls more sky

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