UP WITH THE WORDS
– a philosophy-of-language series –
in the sociology of knowledge
“In handwriting, the relation of Being to man, namely the word, is inscribed in beings themselves”
“Saying ceases to signify: it reveals realities that are unintelligible and untranslatable
but not incomprehensible. It does not signify, yet at the same time
it is impregnated with meaning.”
“‘I’ and not-‘I’…one projecting the outer world to the inside,
the other projecting the inside to the outer world [perception],
as a result of mutual conditioning…
language creation occurs where new layers of reality and insight
are opened up.”
“full of you’ll never know what will turn up”
Part 1: Writing at Hand (Drawing from drawing, sketches of the word)
To be rigorously true to real life (living, forming, becoming, always changing, and “full of you’ll never know what will turn up” –Gins) – its core, its essence, an identity or style: FLEXIBILITY.
To be: artifacts in space and time, “beings themselves,” words : inscribed with fullness of life, as fullness of life, into the arena of malleable life.
Object and action. Content informed. Activity and expression. Artifact and energy. Verb-al and signifying. Image and text.
Fluid like air bordering, permeating all things
Substantial like raindrops and rocks – objective presences, assimilable and distinct.
Energy and stasis. Reduced and expansive.
Sign and signifiant.
subject and object.
medium and matter
conveyor and creator
virus and vaccine
symbiosis and annihilation of Either/Or
inherent argument against Both/And
Presence and/in/with/through Absence
a thing, an action, a subject, an object, a without-which-perhaps-nothing,
possibility and elimination / among and without
bridge and abyss, rift and synthesis
perception and preconception. observant and observed. verbal and nominal.
comprehensible and ineffable