UNCLEAR (CLEARING) NOTES ON NOT INTENT III
“aka notes on working something out in public”
Unintentionalism/understructuralism (the other meaning), though a bit like a human getting out of his/her skin while still in it, is in some way a form of conceptualism, but then saying that is not saying anything, and yet saying it is saying something, admittedly. It might also be considered a bit like the “messiest” conceptualism, or the most Zen (whatever).
Is this related to Spicer’s Martians?
--No. And, as I’ve often wondered, are the Martians simply a projection of the Self as Other? Or are the Martians the parts Spicer didn’t understand about himself and therefore these were labeled as such?
Is this related to Yeats’ mysteries?
--Mystery is always good. Yeats or otherwise.
Is this related to Flarf?
--Perhaps. But it wouldn’t be looking for a laugh or to shock, but it could, to put it another way.
Isn’t this what the Surrealists were doing?
Can it look like a poem?
Is this related to Bruce Andrews’ work?
--A bit. But not really.
Isn’t an author supposed to believe in himself-herself?
--I think it may be best not to.
Is this a new form of collage?
--Unthematic collage, if so.
Is this an extreme version of Burroughs’ cutups?
--In pursuit, but not the effect.
Like in Maya Deren’s films?
--I wish. And yet it must extend beyond this.
Like in Pedro Costa’s films?
--I don’t know.
--to be continued