[-empyre-] Sustenazo - Part II

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Wed Oct 3 12:35:55 EST 2012

Hi - some questions occasioned by what I've been reading here, and also 
thinking about torture, living through torture. Lamentation seems to imply 
an other, often disappeared or disappearing, that one mourns for, after, 
or almost within; torture applies to the self to the depths that there is 
no other. They are related by suffering, by anguish, and they both seem 
elsewhere than new or other media - they seem unmediated, even though 
lamentation may and often does, follow traditional cultural forms. They 
also seem to involve a pouring out or into; the self is dissolved. 
Lamentation seems to imply, as well, the second (still living or just 
alive) dissolving into the third (the dead), in an uncanny way paralleling 
the second person, 'you,' dissolving into the third, 'he' or 'she' or 'it' 
as the body might be. So how is all this manifest - or is it - through 
media? Is, for example, a video then a catalyst - of affect, memory, 
mourning? I ask myself these questions in the work I do in Second Life or 
3d printing as well -

Thanks, Alan, and please everyone, join in -

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