(to be listened to on headphones only please)
Writing in residence at the Barbican, during summer 2013.
Experimental text/audio work sited wtihin the Brutalist architecture of the Barbican and my tendency to get lost within this structure, and the location of the Barbican within the area of the Corporation of London (recently revealed to have a legal system outside of normal legislative remit of the UK) in relation to the new digital storage space/proposed commons of the Cloud.
These ideas relate to conceptions of Impossible Structures, re autopoietic structures of the Penrose Stair configuration shown in the film Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan and referenced by Nathan Coley and Dean Lockwood in the recent Zero books publication Cloud Time. They make a case for the structure of online security being one of both homeostatis, and autopoeisis: a paradoxical structure. Ideas of our conception of ‘time’ play a large part in this script, and follow another thread in the ongoing Error-Correction series, following similar lines to EC take 2, but diverging at different points.
(ref: Forget Foucault, Forget Baudrillard, (Semiotext) Jean Baudrillard with Sylvere Lotringer, The Ticket that Exploded by William Burroughs, Cloud Time by Rob Coley and Dean Lockwood, Writing Machines, Electronic Literature and How we Became Post-human by Katherine Hayles, Mapping the Machine Zone by Lucy A. Suchman, Postscript on the Societies of Control, Gilles Deleuze, Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault, The Wretched of the Screen by Hito Steyerl. Contagious Architecture by Luciana Parisi. Architectures of Time. Toward a Theory of the Event in Modernist Culture by Sanford Kwinter, The Electronic Revolution by William S. Burroughs, The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance (Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series): On Poverty and Finance by Franco Bifo Birardi, Contagious Architecture by Luciana Parisi.)