INFLeXions No. 6 – Arakawa + Gins special issue of Inflexions
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Dear (Are you) Arakawa,
Everything is going forward with close to
the usual unremitting fervor. Do we forgive the universe for letting organisms
What helped, what hurt, what super-helped, what harshly harshified????
Please notice how unsentimental this is.
Dear (Certainly Not) Arakawa, Dear (? ? ? ? ? ?) Arakawa,
His mother, suffering from post-partum depression, having taken her newborn out for a walk in the elegant baby carriage, then, leaving the carriage and the little fellow on a city street, simply walked away. Call that drear-making. Or sand in the eyes of a bright-eyed one. A large portion of sapient imaging along got dreared.
Drear = aftermath keeps weighing and re-weighing itself in and cloyingly on as heavy, scale-tipping. Countless times: oh no. Before there was a chance to think…
Dear Drear, Dear Drear's Assistant,
Either some or all of you can return to sapient imaging along – or it or they cannot. That an assistant is in place does indicate to me that at least one of the areas you subtend has begun to convert back. The antidote to you Drear: TACTICALLY POSED SURROUNDS.
ART-SCIENCE-PHILOSOPHY = scientific investigation steered by art thinking
Dear (Key Dynamism) Arakawa,
I truly resent how dying sneaks up on us even when we keep it (semi-) front and center. Teams have to be put in place for watching and then giving appropriate support to all scales of action.
Those who have any inclination at all toward
(the achieving of a) reversible destiny surely register that our species
is routinely subjected to unending horror (out of which Drear invariably
forms). Do not add any more fuel to this blazing outrage, thinking-feeling
species. Let none of us tear either ourselves or others to shreds and,
yes, we are often half-inadvert
Even as All that is solid melts into air, Much that is air takes up as solid.
That in the air that is horrifying and terrifying can and does become solid into tissue – search in your immediate vicinity to confirm this.
Dear Arakawa (My Abundantly Occurring Dynamism),
E. told me that she has not dismissed or come to esteem any less the person who thinks to have in passing been dismissed or belittled by her and others. Oh yes, but that person has gone ahead and dismissed her.
Would you not agree, my dear dynamism, that this matter has to be addressed while these people are still people, before they become – and perhaps, big perhaps, this can be prevented from happening! – mere dynamisms?!?
Tentativeness can neither be dismissed nor belittled.
Dear You (My Abundantly Occurring Dynamism),
What in the air – of the air – that is horrifying and terrifying can and does become solid into tissue!
Dear (As If You Are) Arakawa,
Website. Life-Extension Module. Reversible Destiny Module. Autism Module. Reversible Destiny Healing Fun House.
I would like to get this (THIS!) to work before I croak so that perhaps I will not have to croak.
Of course without question – ecofeminism. How absurd to think of a feminism that stops short of ecological activism. And how absurd to think of an ecofeminism that stops short of a recasting of life, that is, that does not join up with Procedural Architecture.
The ambiguous zones that make fools of us all can be de-ambiguated (to some degree) by means of tactically posed surrounds. Did you just say off there where you are, but, Oh Madeline, we are constituted of ambiguous zones? Changing how we are constituted is our task, I insist. Here is a presentation of this morning's (this year's) ambiguous zone: selves and dynamisms many, occurring as many parts – or perhaps not.
Insofar as it is the case that a person expends a large part of her energy co-constituting world, and basically maps herself onto that which surrounds her, modeling a world for herself, and configuring herself specifically for achieving this modeling, researchers who attempt to study persons as isolated entities, thereby leaving at least half of what they need to consider out of the picture, will of necessity flounder and fall far short of their goals.
IT IS CLEAR THAT HOME SHOULD BE A MEDICAL DEVICE…A SCIENTIFIC DEVICE…A PHILOSOPHICAL DEVICE.
HOMES THAT CONSIST OF PRE-FAB REVERSIBLE DESTINY MODULES WILL BE MEDICAL DEVICES…SCIENTIFIC DEVICES…PHILOSOPHICAL DEVICES.
Dear (Hardly) Arakawa,
I will stay focused but I am all over the place.
A great communality has begun despite my feeling severely isolated.
You used to strengthen me totally in any weakness (my specialty), except when occasionally you did not.
I want to increase that communality by leaps and bounds and and.
THIS POEM PRECEDES ITS TITLE
What is it that wants to live as an organism that persons?
What is it that wants to live as an organism-person-environment?
Slow Title: Architectonics and Poetics
To To To To To To To To Puzzle Creatures
ARCHITECTURAL PROCEDURES IN THE WORKS
These architectural procedures should and will become your and my best friends. They will guide an unrelenting delving by the puzzle creatures that we are into perplexing and life-threatening inexplicitness. Get a sense of them all, then concentrate on one of them at a time. Why this architectural procedure? What is it meant to bring to pass? With which juxtapositions of architectural elements and features might a procedural architect go about structuring this architectural procedure into place? What sequences of actions will these juxtapositions invite? Will those sequences of actions, then, promote conditions favorable to precisely that which this architectural procedure was invented to bring to pass?
Those who give careful consideration to these
matters become, in effect, procedural-architects-in-
Ur-heroic contributors to this historic issue of Inflexions, yes, you are being thanked for the marvelous reflections you have winged our way and, yes as well, are immediately thereafter being asked to devote more sapient imaging along umph to reversible destiny matters.
I would be abundantly delighted to receive emails (firstname.lastname@example.org) about one architectural procedure or many and promise to respond with a certain degree of alacrity to what is sent along.
|INFLeXions No. 6
Arakawa + Gins
Edited by Jondi Keane & Trish Glazebrook
Madeline Gins i-viii
Here Where it Lives...Biocleave
Jondi Keane and Trish Glazebrook 1-21
Mapping Reversible Destiny
Trish Glazebrook and Sarah Conrad 22-40
Escaping the Museum
David Kolb 41-71
Jean-Jacques Lecercle 72-79
The Reversible Eschatology of Arakawa and Gins
Russell Hughes 80-102
Chaos, Autopoiesis and/or Leonardo da Vinci/Arakawa
Hideo Kawamoto 103–111
Daddy, Why do Thing have Outlines?: Constructing the Architectural Body
Helene Frichot 112–124
Tentatively Constructing Images: The Dynamism of Piet Mondrian's Paintings
Troy Rhoades 125–153
Evidence: Architectural Body by Accident, Destiny Reversed by Design
Blair Solovy 154-168
Breathing the Walls
James Cunningham 169–188
Technology and the Body Public
Stephen Read 189-213
Bioscleave: Shaping our Biological Niches
Stanley Shostak 214-224
Arakawa and Gins: The Organism-Person-Environment Process
Eugene Gendlin 225-236
An Arakawa and Gins Experimental Teaching Space – A Feasibility Study
Jondi Keane 237–252
KEYNOTES AND CONFERENCE STREAMS:
The Mechanism of Meaning: A Pedagogical Skecthbook
Gordon Bearn 253–269
Wayfinding through Landing Sites and Architectural Bodies: Exploring the Roles of Trajectoriness, Affectivatoriness, and Imaging Along
Reuben Baron 270-285
Trajectory of ARAKAWA Shusaku: from Kan-Oké (Coffin) to the Reversible Destiny Lofts
Fumi Tsukahara 286-297
Tom Conley 298–316
Made/line Gins or Arakawa in
Marie Dominique Garnier 317–339
The Dance of Attention
Erin Manning 340–367
What Counts as Language in a Closely Argued Built-Discourse?
Gregg Lambert 368-380
Constructing Poiesis: Storyboards for an immersive diagramming
Alan Prohm 381–415
Open Wide, Come Inside: Laughter, Composure and Architectural Play
What Arakawa Did
Don Byrd 428–441
Don Ihde 442-445
For Arakawa, Nin More Lives
Jean-Michel Rabaté 446–448
Approximately Arakawa and Gins
Ken Wark 448-449
A Perspective of the Universe
Erin Manning and Brian Massumi
Axial Lecture on Self-Organisation