Up With/Against/Into/Through Word(s) (pt. 3)

Part Three: Up through Word(s)

Along with the simple, yet profound pleasure of making things.

To write out a word by hand, or to unscramble a term using a keyboard like collage, creates things. Objects. Each letter, each word, small buildings like a carpenter or a renderer’s lines, a chef alchemizing ingredients, a child with its Legos. Alphabet-blocks, rhythms, sounds, breath and tone, voice and line. There is a satisfaction for humans in labor accomplished, in tasks performed.

And if unnecessary or gratuitous – in other words, for some reason beyond survival – what a delight and surprise it can be!


To make and to break with the logic of identity. To reconcile opposites (or eliminate by erasing or copulating them): inner/outer, same/difference, thought/matter + time, self/world, beginning/end


So that in creating, the beginning is always already begun, and the making can go in any direction, without direction, directing

poeisis —- aporia


the self-questioning making

the making-doubts(?)

Playing here.

Labor as play, game with all the seriousness and imitation (family resemblance) of religion, signifying being…


self-generative and generative of self

and so on…

always “and so on…”

abyss or freedom


A pouring

(movement both full to empty

emptying to filling)

-what writing might be like-

and then some…

the engagement itself

investigation experiment inquiry


“I am experimenting in the linguistic field

in the hope

that there exists in language an unknown vivacity

which it is a pleasure to awaken”

-Robert Walser-


“When someone says ‘I stand there looking’ [writing, playing, speaking, being], for there read forming, that is, ‘I stand forming looking’ [ditto]…for all there’s are forming –

flexible schemas-at-large, all exactly expanding as they are reduced”

-Madeline Gins-


And so we (forming) write (forming)


a (“without”) poros (“passage”)

difficulty + expediency


“It may be that to understand ourselves as fictions,

is to understand ourselves as fully as we can”

-Jeannette Winterson-

I. Write.

"A word is a bridge thrown between myself and an other - a territory shared by both" - M. Bakhtin

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