SILENCE. SILENCE. A REQUEST FOR SILENCE:
SILENCE ENOUGH TO MAKE AUDIBLE
THE SOUND OF COLD AIR
CRASHING ON ELECTRIC HEAT
AS THEY SEEP IN & OUT OF WINDOWS

WE HAVE FORMED AN ALLIANCE WITH PERSPECTIVE.
IN EXCHANGE FOR MERE TIME,
WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SUSPEND THE AXIS
UPON WHICH PICTORIAL PLANES ARE SET,
SO THAT THEY NO LONGER RECEDE INTO SPACE
IN A VANISHING TRIANGULATION
BUT ARE NOW MADE VISIBLE AS A SET OF RELATIONS
FLOATING SPHERICALLY FROM VIEWPOINTS
WHOSE NUMBER IS ONLY LIMITED
BY THE TEMPORAL REALITIES
WHICH CONSTRICT US ALL.

THE AIR FROM OUR MOUTHS
AS WE BREATHE, SPEAK & SALIVATE
CONDENSES ON THE GLASS
POOLING IN DROPS

THE TRACKS ALONG WHICH THESE PLANES ARE SET
ARE SET WITH NOTCHES WHICH ALLOW THE PLANES
IN FRONT & BEHIND THE IMAGE SURFACE
TO VARY IN PROXIMITIES,
THEIR OPACITIES & REFLECTIVITIES
ALTERING CONSTANTLY
WITH THE QUALITIES & INTENSITIES OF THE LIGHT.

WITH LINES DRAWN ON FOGS
SEEN INVERSELY FROM OUTSIDE
CONSTANTLY RECEDING
KEPT VISIBLE AS OUTLINES BY THE GREASE OF A FINGER

INSTEAD OF PLACING OURSELVES
IN FRONT OF OR BETWEEN THESE PLANES,
WE HAVE PERCHED ATOP THE PANES,
WE HAVE BURROWED INTO THE TRACKS,
WE HAVE CONGEALED INTO THE GLASS,
IN ORDER TO SEE IT FROM ABOVE, FROM BELOW, FROM INSIDE.

THE FRAGILE LINES OF FINGERPRINTS
COLLAPSED INTO PILES
AND WIPED INTO RAGS
& RECONFIGURED AS SUCH:

THIS REPOSITIONING DOES NOT EXCLUDE US
FROM PICTORIAL SPACE
BUT DOES,
LIKE THE GASEOUS,
LIKE THE AURAL,
LIKE THE BACTERIAL STATES
WITH WHICH WE ARE ENMESHED,
ALLOW US TO ELUDE DETECTION
FROM THE MECHANISTIC SPIRES
OF REPRESENTATIONAL SYSTEMS.

TRACES OF SIGNS
MADE INDECIPHERABLE
BUT STILL PRESENT AS MATERIAL
TO BE REORDERED & RECONSTRUCTED

SEEN FROM OUTSIDE OF
THE LINEAR CARTOGRAPHIES
WHICH HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED FOR US,
OUR STATUS WITHIN THEM IS CLARIFIED:
NEITHER BEFORE,
NOR BEHIND,
NOR OUTSIDE OF THE IMAGE,
WE ARE VISIBLE AS THE CIRCULATING AIR
WHICH LINKS THE SOCIAL & MATERIAL FACTS OF THE PRODUCERS
WITH THE SOCIAL & MATERIAL REALITIES OF THE REPRESENTED
& THE SOCIAL & MATERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SPECTATORS,
EVEN THROUGH GREAT TEMPORAL & GEOGRAPHIC DISTANCES.

ELAPSED OVER TIME
ALL MATERIAL DISSIPATES
FLUCTUATING BETWEEN STATES:
FROM SOLIDS TO LIQUIDS
& FROM LIQUIDS TO GASSES
& BROUGHT BACK AGAIN
IN CYCLES OF TIME

LIKE A SCAVENGING BIRD
OR PERHAPS LIKE A LOUSE,
WE PREY ON THE GIVEN STRUCTURES
IN ORDER TO DECIPHER & DESTABILIZE
THE NEBULOUS WORLDS OF IMAGES
WHICH FLOW THROUGH OUR WORLDS LIKE A VIRUS
& INFECT & REFLECT IT IN EQUAL MEASURE.

& HELD IN HANDS
& TRAPPED IN LUNGS
& FLOATING ON TONGUES
& CLOUDING IN EYES

UNDEPICTABLE,
WE HAUNT THE IMAGE WORLD
IN ORDER TO MAKE IT VISIBLE TO ITSELF:
AS WATER DISSOLVES SUGAR,
AS WINDS ERODE THE GATES