[-empyre-] Recent work on 'semiotic splatter' / introduction

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Wed Nov 9 19:14:24 AEDT 2016

Not that it matters, but I've talked about a Trump win for the past 
fourteen months; I thought it inevitable - not because of policy, but 
because of a violent phenomenology of desire he played through. This is 
covered somewhat in the splatter text below. I'm too distraught to have an 
empyre discussion on aesthetic issues, at least at this point; I'd like to 
discuss what a phenomenology of desire might be - not only in terms of 
economic/sexist/racist fury, but also in relation to bodies and virtual 
attacks upon them. The public misogyny was nothing I've seen before; I 
want to understand this. We must learn how to resist, now, or at least 
open a discussion about this.

Apologies if I'm wrong on this; it's difficult to think of anything else.

- Alan

On Tue, 8 Nov 2016, Alan Sondheim wrote:

> ----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------
> My name is Alan Sondheim and I approve this message. I'm an
> artist, writer, and musician, working in entangled media.
> Recently, I've been think of "semiotic splatter" - fragmented
> and chaotic semiosis (the process of signification in language
> or literature, the production of meaning), and splatter both as
> control and dissolution. I use this term to indicate that
> semiosis is never totalized, that it falls apart, fails,
> coagulates and clumps; it's related to an incessant presencing
> of material which appears more and more stale and derogated.
> Semiotic splatter is related as well to strange attractors in
> chaos theory and leads to the problematic of semiosis and
> "coagulative hardening" - for example the rise of
> totalitarianism out of (political, economic) chaos.
> The semiotic splatter work is at
> http://www.alansondheim.org/splatter.txt - a good introduction
> to my work in general.
> A word about my practice - to write and produce as continuous
> praxis; ; I've been doing daily pieces (text/music/image/video)
> since 1994, as an ongoing meditation - first, on 'cyberspace,'
> but now extended elsewhere. The pieces are organized through a
> series of texts; the most recent are at
> http://www.alansondheim.org/uf.txt and
> http://www.alansondheim.org/ug.txt .
> Thanks to Murat, Renate, and Timothy, for the invitation to
> participate for the week!
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