[NetBehaviour] ICA Conglomerate 'Somatic Ghosting'

Alan Sondheim sondheim at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 20:51:12 CEST 2019

Me too, and a bit scared out of my mind (what's left of it) -

Thanks!, Alan

On Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 9:43 AM Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <
netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:

> Really very over-excited at the prospect of seeing you in London at the
> ICA - Alan
> It's just sooooo good!
> Let's get a posse along :)
> On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 2:30 AM Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:
>> ICA Conglomerate 'Somatic Ghosting'
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/ica5.png
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/ica5.rtf
>> the longer i work on the project/talk for the London ICA, the more
>> complex everything becomes; now i'm thinking of 'talking on the
>> fly' - moving from image to image, piling on ideas; i have nothing
>> definitive to say about any of this; any saying is inadequate, is
>> necessarily going to fail. i can't come up with grand schemes or a
>> clear organization; it's yet another form of splatter semiotics;
>> there's too much to consider, and literally the devil's in the
>> details in any case; in the play of images, videos, texts, sounds,
>> performances. it's going to be a mess. i move among things like
>> Meiji images of Perry, through blizzards, Gray Barker, distorted
>> motion capture, treatise signatures by Native Americans with early
>> Rhode Islanders, supercollider musics, theory, dance, song,
>> codework, and experimental local and online virtual worlds. i'm
>> sure to be leaving something out. it's a morass, melange, mess,
>> misery, microbiome, murmuration, and mumbling of ideas which are
>> always already wrong, futile, nonsensical, as idiotic as the real,
>> whatever, whomever, wherever, whenever. so here we are in a history
>> that refuses history, that spreads like a frictionless fluid on the
>> degree zero debris zero world of nonsense i seem capable of
>> generating when i have everything and nothing to say. comments
>> welcome, meanwhile i'll look forward to climbing up and down at
>> least one of the Thames stairs that reach the river in one of the
>> more industrial areas, i hope you'll join me. (it's not that i
>> don't like myself, it's that i like you better.)
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