Anyworld

7 December 2004

Artworld. Theoryworld. Mediaworld. Infoworld. Touristworld. Olympicworld. Foxworld. Bushworld: Oneworld
                                       Susan Buck-Morss, Art in the Age of Technological Surveillance

 
setting out,
                    a scarlet flower
          behind an ear,
into the wide
               world     into
                banner-adorned cities
   faking
         permanent festivity

*

       the road
               turns an angle
       like the dateline does
                     near Tuvalu

*

once,   it's said,    anticipating promise,
          they murmured
                    as they crossed,
      ?´Bush'               like
            ´ boo schh      boo schh '
  and
            no reply
                           came
*

sprained               westoxified
            all-signed-up
                     for ´NightTalker',
     (the wine is under
                   the table somewhere)
       crying becomes
             a critical criterion
(the flower
              discarded )

*

the public sphere
     is
newly            perceptibly
                       losing memory

*

re  mem   ber   Bam,
      Arg-e Bam
ancient city of sand
             and mud
            collapsing in an earthquake,
the cultural heritage building
       slipping   subsiding,
                      consigning
     any record
         of the archaic ruin
                     to dust

*

the memory
         is
               ruined

*

who can accept
           a given world,
who can
     live in it ?

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