Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Extreme Pressure to Perform



This attribution is apocryphal 
as the text was in fact written 
by Herzog for the film and chosen 
like the music to give 
the film a certain mood

✾ḑ舾阮휾Ṅ࠻䔾ⷚľᎾ㗵䤳ź冾Ṳാ₮
褾㢽ቁ⌾Ạמּfflጞ锾Ṹ搾Ẇ挾ᗰ넾Ἦ
٢몾턾⫀鮾㗕㯹Ѹ暾⟘⚄ାऒಾ㕗⌾


defined as one newton per square metre
the pressure to create a grandiose splendor
must be amazing take for instance the site
of ground zero which houses a fresh tower
a story which I had often told to Blaise

㔀봾䧍〾߬ξ㊘褾㔭ᴾ陵킽ᇖὊ㏓켾㎦鞽蜾社㒌䤾
㰚븾コ崾㇎鈾勞ᇠ放Ᾰ㔾ع帾ﬠ㊽ᓴ⁍꼾Ё墾⟙䤾⠜㤾
Ἶ휾֘⢾㴾퀾璽ეᾝ쬾㓐社䨳㌾馾㑁ㄾ㰳阾羽촾ᾅ伾۾


is that I had won a small contest
in an on-line architectural journal
on the subject of what should replace
the twin towers seinsvergessenheit
and for a long time I wept

ㅲ㙘䤾精מּ넾η㴾⤉ج놾립伾⃮慨羽㊽ᒬ̾↦蠾 
蚾ᴾ㔀봾䧍〾ξ㊘褾㔭ᴾ陵킽ᇖὊ㏓켾㎦
ᓴ⁍꼾Ё墾⟙䤾⠜㤾㘍ڗἾ휾֘⢾㴾퀾璽ეᾝ쬾⌾


thinking of king kong stendahl
and the high twin plateaus of his native island
of the transcendent beauty of Jessica Lange
the three-tiered hypercrown
of terror cinema religion and sex

輾⌾뮽ල촾練낽ᓄ餾↣唾コᵗ⊷㈾ᄾ⤊묾Ӂ
㓳挾䨳꼾홮궽써䪟耾햪낽섾卢묾㓇䜾喰
찾ۥ鎾㈼款慢菉푔纽뵞蔽搤怾ѽ봾炅턾ﻰ


one liners so dumb that the audience laughs 
and moans at the same time
my design for ground zero
had been a great black mirrored sphere
a library 

퐾Ӑ⺾夾骽በΆ㚾ㄶ㇎㊞⼾⿓䔾얽ᅇ묾ἢ갾
܁횾㔕儾㰜吾ہ㑝蔾㎦䘾ብ휾Ὅ딾ِ嚾㌥
㬾㔭餾ܟ⦾㖎焾䧍ਾ﹝抽Ṛ崾⇅ሾ�ซמּỠ


set down in a circulating fountain
so that robotic skeletons would gondola
the readers across
sky blue skeletons that followed you in
to carry your books

춽ᅕở턾ܙ殾㘄哋砾ɴ皾⢉錾⚄ܾ̾ા㚇䌾㯹
∾йⷯ朾⫀о尿ᚵ휾ἱ㘾ส줾Ẍ䨾튽ᏲṾ
࠾춽጗社Ầ⠾︚䆽Ὅ鄾₲伾ܒᆾ㛏ㄾ䤳稾֞삾


and all of the books
covered in sky blue plastic
for if the modern if any 
version of the modern
has disassembled the metaphysical sky

㊼鴾ⷝ尾㺽ᆷጾṋܾ辽ֻाḗ嘾Ș➾⣕꼾⓲⤾
솽ๆ봾ᷰ눾τ喾⸡༾⡢举뺽᠆挾ḓ䴾Ꮍᗠמּᵁ댾
﷕㪽※椾ᾛ萾ʕꦾⲡ䌾熥ాᑁ턾ᵶ䄾½๤


we shall reassemble it
not as metaphysical but as simply
the chemical sky
an all-powerful emptiness
like a gladiatorial Colosseum

㬾ᵕ䨾Ԉ蚾㋗ा⯢䤾�ᆁ夾ᴨ
٤㊾㛸뼾㐁䠾鎽ǣാᵦڦ涾
㣂휾㮳栾䞽ٜ�Ṁ⨾쿎펽뻺霽


in which any combination of substance
elicits some mood
a mood both transcendent and rude
and neither
for if knowledge is our cathedral and is a sphere

摒먾Ц馾ㆪ鼾撤㌾㞽ෘ�ᱝ
ľؾʾ㠅儾厖ᘾ媽ڳㄾḪ꠾尿
ڲ放ᶭꄾצ좾㢭社㐵ꬾ턥ꚽ웧錽



what keeps us from forming
camper van beethoven for rumi whatever yellow jealousy yields
in cultural studies
bomb at will
the fungible deserts

䘖�ꂽb漽ᴬ贾䊽ڲ餾ᴰ픾g鞾⤬
⁒朾�ᰙ᭳됾ﱺ꺽⌔餾ᴢ吾ԯ뎾㝏ľ⻐
�؀㧐묾䛆騾ь첾㓡餾嵯ꆽ݄儾᱋嬾

but leave the green highlands alone
for their innocent slippers
perhaps the dwarves are magical
goldsmith goldsmith
frankenstein demiurge child

Ɲﶾ⸁ꄾ⊴ਾ콞ꢽ엺�䮟밾Ɋ뼾ᾟḾ˩ꎾ㎥◴
㌾좽ɠ派Ὶ씾喽˱쌾Ὠ⬾Пι㡓菉娮턳ꆽ탼
㨿ᄾ圱>�ﵾ㤽‛䈾�螽¸夾ᵐ㈾�잽ﴛ䬽⁢똾