NOTES TAKEN FROM MY 2013 PLANNER/NOTEBOOK

Mostly of the second half of the year once I started my (no-longer) new job, notes on things to read or look up, listen to, watch, notes towards projects, writing, etc:

  • Jalal Toufic re: Last Year at Marienbad
  • Look for record of Singapore Sling screening at a YBCA series?
  • Cutris Hasselbring, “Tux is Traitor” (album: “Number Stations”)
  • Book on history of (performative) magic?
  • Notes toward audio piece: talk freely of erotic fantasies (in seriousness), cut into reading of more formal poem
  • interject dialog [into poem] via Bernard Noel
  • BEGIN WITH A PROMISE, THEN DESTROY THIS PROMISE
  • MAKE THE TEXT BECOME A PLACE OF RUINATION & MADNESS
  • [Claude] Royet-Journoud’s–“Shall we escape analogy” in Le Renversement
  • watch more JEAN PAINLEVE
  • make a bound copy of [Paul Auster’s translation of] duBouchet’s The Uninhibited
  • a film/play/performance about the death of a horse – c.f. Bokanowski / Greenaway / Schroeter
  • literalize the idea of “hunting the void”
  • printing transparencies on laser printer?
  • Roubaud’s ∈ in English?
  • doors are as important as hallways/tunnels/corridors/tubes
  • trilogy: STONE CARRIER / [SERPENT SERIES] / [GARDEN CHAP]
  • READ THE DESERT MYSTICS
  • corps/texte » “cortex” » body/text [cf. Brossard]
  • XXX XXXX XX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXX as manuscript title [I’m actually going to use this so it’s hidden for now]
  • “secrecy is dislocation, severed place, topological severing” (Masciandro, 82)
  • “objects for spiritual use” by allesandro mendini
  • read bruno munari’s books
  • Gaetano Pesce, “Project for an Underground City in the Age of Great Contaminations” (Klaus Zaugg, 1972)

 

  • a fascination with erotic machines
  • “I believe in eroticism a lot,” said Duchamp
  • “a murder in a park is different to a murder in a cathedral”
  • “the flow of the cosmos merges allegorically in order to be released in bodily desecration” (on Nitsch’s Oedipus Rex)
  • in absence, eroticism lingers
  • maze as execution chamber
  • “He is not a person, but rather an impersonal seductive power” –Roger LaPorte on Don Juan
  • “the Church of the Death of God” c.f. Klossowski
  • the desire to encounter one’s own corpse
  • ‘atheological verticalism’ like Dante
  • “For instance, Bataille chooses to focus his attention on the baboon’s anus long after the initial encounter in London; in this way the ‘solar anus’ continues to serve as a catalyst for ‘the dislocation of thought’ leading to self-loss.” York, pg 12 fn50 (& last few paragraphs of essay are worth noting)
  • “of violence & elevation”
  • “EXCAVATE VOIDS: Investigate the hollow spaces of the text, the gaps between the lines, the silences between the words. Seek not exquisite corpses but disquieting cuts. ” (Allen S Weiss)
  • “the paradoxical attempt to represent an ineffable aspect of existence”
  • “the subject who speaks has just vanished”
  • “to expose himself to the absence of her gaze”
  • fiction w/ anonymous characters (whispers)

 

  • secret game in the garden
  • misread a greeting card that says “you are so special” as “you are so spectral”
  • read Hemingway’s FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS [as parallel text to STORY OF THE EYE]
  • ask Norma about CURTAINS magazine
  • Derrida – “La doublé séance” in DISSEMINATION, on Sollers’ NOMBRES and Mallarmé’s LE LIVRE
  • Poe – Gordon Pym
  • Duras – Abahn, Sabana, David
  • “ritualistic re-enactment of plot events”
  • DENIS ROCHE, Dans le maison du Sphinx
  • “fictions” that pursue the search for the “unknown”
  • “white chamber” » chambre blanche
  • “THE DEATH OF STORY” (vs “THE STORY OF DEATH”)
  • “dad’s secret harddrive” » erotic narrative device :: there must be a secret which is complex
  • eros » erosion
  • the power of erotism to “present nervous tension, de-figuration”
  • re-read Bataille’s THE JESUVE
  • Ian Hamilton Finlay, “Strong Path/Little Sparta” in Scotland (garden)
  • Jean-Claude Montel
  • Pasolini, The Divine Mimesis
  • Mary Ann Caws, “THE INNER THEATER OF RECENT FRENCH POETRY”
  • minimalist poetry article [re: poetry vs philosophy] w/r/t Laruelle’s experimental texts
  • Robert Smithson, The Eliminator
  • Jean-Marie Gleize
  • re-read Hermann Nitsch’s “the lamb”
  • Eugene Savitzkaya
  • [Denis] Hollier, “La nuit américaine”
  • Foucault, “Preface to Transgression”
  • Denis Hollier’s intro to GUILTY, “A Tale of Unsatisfied Desire”
  • JSTOR search Bataille articles published since 2010

I imagine there is shit misspelled throughout, that’s what happens when you (I) scribble stuff down.

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