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Deterritorializations: Repetition, Stutter, Report P.S.: Catabolism, Or Translation as a Destructive Metabolism, Or Your Exchange Value May 3, 2013: [caption id="attachment_66929" align="aligncenter" width="500"] View from Highway 170 off-ramp at Sherman Way, North Hollywood.[/caption] We can take refuge/in something other than the mind for image does/not always follow content. —Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, from “Catabolism” Catabolism, according to various online dictionaries, is a [...] by

Deterritorializations: Repetition, Stutter, Report (the second of two brief forays with a P.S. to come) May 2, 2013: I want to explore a word that has taken hold of my consciousness and the hum of my interior thoughtscape—a word I realize, as I try to write about it, I don’t quite know how to articulate (which is, perhaps, precisely the articulation this particular word requires). I first encountered the term “untranslation” in Felipe [...] by

Deterritorializations: Repetition, Stutter, Report (the first of two brief forays) May 1, 2013: [caption id="attachment_66003" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The Errorist International[/caption] The book is liquid dreams. Writing is stone. Writing is breath unheld. The book is air and underground passages. Where there is no water, but light is liquid. Where warm bodies gather. In translation what there is to say vibrates (vacillates? [...] by

Deterritorializations: Patterning and Incongruities April 24, 2013: [caption id="attachment_65691" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Patterning, Fashion District, Los Angeles[/caption] I think of language as an animate non-object that is also an object (a shape) yet is also an ether (an idea that permeates). I think of history—especially structural histories—as repeating and mutating patterns, reanimated [...] by

Deterritorializations: Nominal Problems April 12, 2013: [caption id="attachment_64951" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Ungraffiti in the Los Angeles River channel from the Broadway Street Bridge[/caption] Sometimes I think of everything animate (and, frankly, most things inanimate) as systems of motion. If we are healthy, there are close to a thousand species of bacteria and fungi on our skin, [...] by

Deterritorializations: Form Is Content, or Untranslating Patriotism April 8, 2013: [caption id="attachment_64332" align="aligncenter" width="500"] "We Are Not A Minority," mural at Estrada Courts Housing Projects in Boyle Heights, painted by El Congreso de Artistas Cósmicos de las Américas de San Diego (Mario Torero, Rocky, El Lion, Zade), 1978 (repainted in 1996).[/caption] Say can you see by the dawn’s early light Free [...] by