My response is to be considered
(2012)

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After hearing the questions, statements and provocations laid out in “Conversation with a Future Sculpture“, this is the response that the Future Sculpture gives.


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After hearing the questions, statements and provocations laid out in “Conversation with a Future Sculpture”, this is the response that the Future Sculpture gives.

This stream of consciousness is deliberately verbose, tautological, confusing and heavily laden with clausal concepts and parenthetic arguments.

The Future Sculpture is defending its position and its existence, and is doing so loudly. It effectively has nothing to say, since it does not yet exist, though it is arguing with its creator (me). In essence this a paradoxical dialogue, since the response is contingent upon The Future Sculpture being unaware of the conditions that will exist around it should it come into existence.

“I have nothing to say / and I am saying it / and that is poetry / as I need it”

– John Cage, Lecture on Nothing, 1949.