SOCIAL UNITS
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SHADOW TEXT


interconditioning
"supreme range unity"
interconnectivity


correlativity
intralanguage
web of relating between
among
around
at/with
towards

multidirectionality, if the phoneme occurs somewhere beyond the linguistic sign?

Is polysemy, semantic capacity, a demand and expectation which arrives from the history of any language within itself, "enclosed circulation," etymology, grammars, usage, the lexical sphere?

How does the "enclosed circulation" of any language, and especially a national language, one of the languages of the powerful nations, empires and their parameters, spheres of influence, contribute to the assertion of national identity, America, Russia, China?

Languages are systems, machines, using processes which generate perception, and these processes can hardly be said to function transparently, so the obscure causality of the set of signs which form the totality of any textual object might be approached as less crucial, less urgent, than the activation of that object in the project of contributing to the culture the writing searches to help develop.

It cannot be a question of belonging in any one language, nor anywhere near a national culture. This in particular is a question which must be addressed by artworks produced within the cultural contexts of the Anglo-American empire.

Awareness of the determining confluences in the environment, coinciding with strategic saturations, exertion of control alongside abandonments as method of capturing barbarisms, and overcoming captivation, make practicable the exploration within dialectical limits--accepting this limitation against apparent indeterminate and endless parallelisms or multidimensionality--of conflicts, contradictions, all the pressure conditioning the negation, without acceding to the infinite simultaneity of figuration and equivalence of concerns.

One makes art to make a contribution, and to participate in the social construction of worlds, histories, future trajectories, for the always more than what is already there, although this contribution cannot be determined in advance by the individual producing the work. The construction of value for the work of art evolves across the centuries, and it is difficult to imagine this value as operative only in the artwork as object, whatever the media or materials out of which it is made, without continual attention accorded to the circulation of external factors across the work and its conception, the circumstances of its construction, design formulations, and history, the degree to which events in time impose themselves on the conception and emerging structure.

"The problem of actuality of the intercourse and interdependence of the society and the language." (I.A.)

If the text has never been defined, can interpretation be said to exist?

Or, later on to set about the study of the structured development of "informativity, completeness, integrity and coherence."

You
do not come to the notion
     the idea comes to you
     the concept will come
     to you from the one
     you are addressed

towards, turning towards

     delimitness

     open system

     cognitive

interaction, polyfunctional
     out-of-language
     reality production
     (the installation)
     graphical tools

"phrase microtext"

"integrative relations"

paradigmatic integrity

     of the Symposia



HAYSTACK / ТЕКСТ

the
of

and
from

is
for
are

in
into
to/too
two

at
that
we

to
be
by

if
with
this
am

as
which
what
is it

let
where
every
theorem

Propositions are either proven or unproven. Disproved. Disapproved. The effect on the proposition of being disputed. Are the operations of logic in the grammar of a language analogous to the operation of laws in the historical process? Is there a social grammar specific to cultures which operates in the language? Eta pravda? Eso es o no. So. Or where. Donde. Dante. Ich habe ein or eine wort. Mot. Mots. Pas penser. Pensamiento. So that. Shto eta. What is that. What are articles in the Romance and Germanic languages? What is their function. How do they define the relations among objects in sentence patterns. Prepositions in English provide directions. Sentences are used less logically in speech. The experience of less or more logic depends on the listener. The study of the operation of logic in language cannot happen without attention to listening. What is the dialogue is not to ask what it is not, and what it is not is separate from whether or not it might be - could be - should be - shouldn't it - would it be possible - and if it is - was - were - accepted that nothing should be or could ever be excluded from the possibility of being proposed, including the concept of the conversation, without which the symposia is only a form, not forum, and the installation, empty space, when the dialogism is equivalent to already existing phonetic phenomena.

This is what a book is isn't it, don't books codify perception, and the authority of them, or, their authority, what is that authority, when laws that operate in the language should also be said to operate on the language. The logic in history does not appear in the appearance of the event, even if the event cannot be known other than by its appearances. From its appearance, why are there so many ways to say the same thing? The many ways there are to make the event appear correspond to the operations of logic. Variability as condition, the experience of reference as variable articulation, and the event, the military event, the existence in history of the idea that war accelerates history by intensifying contradictions and creating the conditions where the question of state power will be posed according to the necessity of imposing absolute powers, so that the decision by the state to use war to resolve contradictions in the operation of the social and economic order which the state is intended to sustain, and when it does not, when it declares by its military policies that the only resolution to internal and external conflicts are wars of aggression, then the proposition that the state which uses war to invade and occupy weaker countries declares to the civil society that it is no longer capable of governing, and such a state must be opposed for the purpose of the overturning of the powers which constitute that government.

These are theoretical propositions belonging to the order of thought of political philosophy, another order altogether than the order imposed on language by the knowledge of that language or its use? Political thought presupposes the intelligibility of institutional structures, and the transparency of government. Writing about the state is writing about another order than the condition of writing. Writing uses language. Speech abuses language. Writing uses speech. In this way the language uses writing. They need one another, as the writing of words depends on their phonetic values. We learn to speak before we learn to write. How often the order of thought that is writing forgets this, driven by the internal necessity of its operations. Sentence patterns, rhythms, constructions. Why does writing try to make itself understood without stopping itself, contradicting itself, exposing itself to the operations of its logic? The book becomes an authority, and the writing acquires value, when the writing made by the book introduces new ways of seeing and saying, innovatory, even revolutionary, when it changes the way the books written before the new book are read and understood. The line in a book of poems by Sergei Esenin reads: "The language people write should change." To insist on the opacity of this line in translation. Benjamin's comment that the commonest communist platitude contains hierarchies of meaning,

from
it/its
function
or
will
can
space
set
not
solution
there

at, problem, given

it
functions
each
any
some
point
two
obtain
case
equations
may
defined
form
equation
has
proof
have
one
only
since
also
positive
finite
so

continuous results
section solutions

grammar / logic / order / power

bounded
these
our

order follows conditions
value differential

are differentials equivalent to variability
multiples

linear
number
result
method

points
boundary
points are boundaries, or coordinates, how do boundaries coordinate the surface and planes used by the subjectivity to explore what exists outside it

used
are called
operator

theory
real, sets
paper, system
condition, more, into
every have, having

values
exists, same
between
example
definition
compact
line

The line is not a sentence. The phrasal character of speech. The line in poetry may be a single phoneme, or syntactic unit. Values exist, not exists. No, they exists. I says they exists. They exists when they is more than one, and they is more than one when them are the ones, the other ones, not the same ones that got put there. These ones. Where they got put. Where they is. What they is. Where is the same as what. Where you is.

associated constant determination

distribution, measure, analysis
behavior, field, interval, notation, without
curve, proved
denoted, us, were
convex, unique
family, local, prove
many said, topological
basis, cases, classes, distance, way
equal, non-negative, string
category, made, manifold, module, stability

uniform derivatives

applied parameter

that would be a boundary

marker, the word

words are object

markers, language makes history, complete indefinite variant relation symmetric again, integral written application,

if to exist means to be generated
writing exists to generate more
than itself, becomes common
contains, consider, ordinary

proposition, state, that
the writing exists for itself
statement, my writing states
the State must be overthrown

state that
differential
dimension, algebras
finally sufficient
easily, extended
important, least

who are least
are least-most
we, optimal,
algorithms
approximation
circle, definitions, error,
examples, another, give

approach
pair, study
below, connected
converges, obtain
expansion, lines
negative units
equivalence
established
even main

always index
next standard
vectors direction
itself left, mapping
maps range based
origin, random, side
sided, study, studied

along, chapter, discussed
easy, energy, he, his,
clearly, developed, difference
elliptic, provided

argument, cognitive

classical construction
numerical step, almost
rings them flown, less
machine, flying, seen

integers, parabolic
probability structures
throughout, together
     valid

curvature, estimates
fundamental purpose
singular, taken, control
operations, presented

remark
satisfied
take, use

being
define
later
non-zero

process programming, sum, matrices, output (with) respect (to) various write

central last principle stated

those direct intersection, orthogonal

angle, cannot, closure consists

integration, needs, need saying, signs, bound expression, relative sufficiently connection, input, object transformations, base, belongs, commutative, continuity, referred sequences, subsequence (the phenomena in spoken thought of sequential patterns) torsion, what abstract, both ( . . . and), component, hypothesis, metric model, obvious, original parts, proofs, total using axes, computer, Euclidean, exponential, expressed four, image, integrable, involving, often, radius, recent subsets, suitable trajectory, manifolds, strings up, upon, within, algebraic arc, whether additional or complement, divisions, distributions, dense, explicit for holomorphic, how, member, usually, words, write

appears asymptotically, available correspondence, find, chosen, harmonic, make necessarily note, object, operation, period, products, prove, restriction, smooth change concept, constructed defines, empty mappings, morphism, otherwise polar, potential rather requires segment, union, unison, bounds, constructed coordinates, formal means, position, positions represent, situation, statements, computation, contained, convenient, density, extensions, following locii, make parallel, storage, tape, analogous, could depending determine, feasibility, fraction instead (of) makes rate, reader, row, solved, solving, strictly subject, unbounded, unless closely, contraction, diameter, file, final, give, imply, procedures, strategy, strongly, study, takes, translation

book
block
body

categories
choice
contact

note
only
others
rotations
self-adjoint
states, transforms
applying attention distinct fields

invariant integration
fusion languages
once take view apply
cosympletic figure

depend, depends
equilibrium, increasing parameters
physical rational reference
set still, surface, terminology
vanish, variational arcs
character, convergent
critical directed, finitely
formulation, knapsack
projection, remainder
restricted representations
triangle, whole, zeroes

"and I couldn't remember how is 'zero' in Russian, . . . 'Null' is zero, like in Latin, 'ground zero' . . ."
     Re: 08:25, 13 September 2001

Monika, the following passage, or stanza, стансы (plural), in the Even Now/Ever More, yesterday, at the Pushkin Library, trying to find some poetry in Russian, and the librarian returned to me with a 1982 Progress Publishers edition of Esenin in facing Russian and English, and reading from it today, across it, around it, when I'm not even sure that it can be called reading, in English, in the English of the translation, where the signs disappear, before the picture, blurred, though enough outline emerges across the English for me to recognize that the stanza below belongs there, near Esenin, and puzzled by the coincidence of my reading The Myth of the Rural at the library, with the translation into Russian of my remarks about Iowa, and land, the fields, the title being translated as well, so that the librarian would bring me this book, and its disturbance, today, the reaction against it, having only remembered Esenin from a reference in an essay by Mayakovsky, though it's possible that Malevich mentions him also, though why, or where, or how the rural, the countryside, the land, are there even words for how it appears in Malevich, and not as in Esenin, or, here - there - where? - my writing, as recently as Even Now / Ever More, sensation of the mirror, viewing the writing through a mirror, and disturbed by the resemblance, among the evidence of the ballad, "song bondage . . . poetry's millstones" (the poem, Millstone, I read to you from Murray Hill), and these are just incidental, when it's the use of the landscape that's disturbing, among what would appear to be far more melody than that in the poetry of Attila Jozsef. Why Dickinson's "bolts of melody" translated into Russian signifies differently from how it can be heard in English. The problem of the authority of the book is demonstrated in the introduction to the selection of Esenin's poems, "young Soviet literature grew and developed in an ideological struggle against bourgeois decadent literature; during its period of formation it also had to overcome the influence of various (basically petty-bourgeois) groups which under the smoke-screen of their 'revolutionary' manifestoes, declarations and slogans about a new art were in fact seeking to inject alien bourgeois aesthetic theories into a young Soviet literature and to influence the work of writers who had sided with the revolutionary people." Reading this paragraph resembles the act of looking at a poster from a previous historical period. The posters of the Federal Works projects in the U.S. in the 1930s. Is the problem of cultural authority and the ideological definition of works of art made any more complex than this statement would suggest by the librarian in the Pushkin library bringing this book of poems to me, after my reading there, The Myth of the Rural?

All his life he had known that long cornfield,
the years when his eyes had been level with
its ears, the years he had risen over it,
foot by foot, which in harvest now stood
to his waist. He knew it, red and purple
under disc and plow, shadowed. He knew it
stripped and emptied and gathered
together and bowed assemblies of itself.
Then the cornfield held him, as tree
and flower made him wait. He crossed it,
slowing down where later the corn
would set to partners with the wind.

*

Вечер - vicher - evening
Вечерy - vicheru - sunset
Утра - utra - morning

Земля - zemlya - land
Русь, моя родная - Russ - Russia, my country, my land
родину - radinu - country, land

Край - krai - edge/rim/land

*

area, coefficient, current, duality, ellipse, estimators, form, gauge, get, held, next, sphere, tensor, until, variety, able, authors, cylinder, decimal, false, gradient, infinitesimal, largest, motion, multiplication, propositions, provides, quotient, remains, strip, study, subspace

calculation, concepts, consisting, constraints, coordinate, diagonal, differentiation, everywhere, expansions, facts, functional, global, included invariance, like monotonic, nature ordered, projective quantity, reduces rule, solve steps, support unified, unknown being

adiabatic, assuming being conclusion, contain, describe, directions, explicitly filter, functional halves, hyperbola, induced literature, logic, long, paths perpendicular, reduced restrictions, satisfy smallest spectrum, symmetry, symplectic, tangent, test, transitive, triple, weakly, wish

among, curves, decomposition, discrete, details, difficulty, dual, employed end, establish finding, follow functors, harmonics, homomorphisms, immediately law, level, loss, obviously, occur, possibly, previously, proper, role, rotation, suppose tangent, too unstable, velocity, word

action, author, binary, complememts, completion, converge, determines, dimensions, due (to), enough, growth, (co)identification, include infinitely intervals, isotropic, potentials, practical precise purposes, refer, relatively, require, search sides starting tends, times, version, via

absolute alternative appear associative
blocks born columns complexity corresponds
deformation dependence, describe diagram
differences, entire event, far frequently

generally heat implicit indices, knowledge
logarithm, maps, might null, obtaining orbits
positively, precisely, preliminaries, pseudo-
group quantities, questions, rank, ratio, read

regarded sample, setting, spectral, static
stationary, stiff, successive, suppose

added already apply a priori being
belong branch circular computational
conclude computational, countable, difficult
else extend, ideas, inequalities, interior

kind optimum, orbit, papers, perturbation
phase, plate, possess, rotates reason, recall
remarks, round, say scalar, source, straight
taking types, unital, unitary, "nail is unison"