[NetBehaviour] Confusion Entanglement, philosophy, poetics

Johannes Birringer Johannes.Birringer at brunel.ac.uk
Mon Apr 27 20:54:36 CEST 2020

hello all:
the postings on this list, very often, amaze me, and I can't put my finger on it. is this a writer's room of networked self-isolated artists, makers, solitudinists, thinkers?

thanks Alan for your text and image, the latter shot as you seem to imply, "entre chien et loup" (as French filmmakers call that blurry threshold time, between hope and fear, between the familiar and comfortable, the unknown and dangerous), stimulating Max's response which is about something quite different, his Solstizio Calvino.  The a-facticity of your writing, Alan, is wonderful and allusive to probably a old hebrew / biblical notion of where the word began or where things began begetting rules or Verbote. 

Theatre currently is verboten. Does anyone know the Segal Theatre Center ? I think its in New York City, and today and every day at 12 noon (EDT)  there are talks. Today's was with Rimini Protokoll - a company that produces documentary theatre pieces, radio shows and work in the urban environment in a diverse variety of collaborative partnerships....  I thought, given how we may have more time to read or listen, being self-isolated and not mingling in urban environments (our town hall here today sent messengers around the little town, to each house, distributing free masks!), what would it be like, after theatre in black boxes, following Alan's references, to listen more to sound resonating through the wide canyons, just as light itself, scintillated and reflected from a myriad of surfaces, rough and smooth, at all angles and colorations. as we go deeper, into a not yet known, inconceivable world of sound and light....

Johannes Birringer

To watch the HowlRound Live Stream, click here:
To watch the Segal Facebook Live Stream: https://www.facebook.com/events/216616263120779/
To watch previous talks on the Segal YouTube Channel, click here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hiSnB3RRtJuyNbhfMwDdg 

From: NetBehaviour <netbehaviour-bounces at lists.netbehaviour.org> on behalf of Alan Sondheim via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>
Sent: 27 April 2020 19:04

Hi, the image was taken in the evening in downtown Providence, a block from us, twilight lighting. I wanted to create an almost afterimage, something not quite there, in relation to the text and the difference between protocol sentences and the inert real, which of course is absent from the image. This ties into the issues of facticity the text discusses.

Best, and thank you!, Alan

On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 1:50 PM Max Herman via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org<mailto:netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>> wrote:

Hi Alan,

I like this image -- though it is surprisingly frustrating to look at, as if I'm losing my sight, visual tinnitus? -- and the ideas in the text.
This past week I've been reading Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach, chapter 4, titled "Consistency, Completeness, and Geometry" and it has also been confusing.  He discusses Godel's incompleteness theorem, Bach's unfinished "The Art of The Fugue" and his "Little Harmonic Labyrinth," layers of stability in visual perception, and explicit vs. implicit meaning, also including an old-time print of a labyrinth.  A lot of content for one chapter!

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