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i overheard a monologue on piccadilly


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february 21, 2017


the old man folded his newspaper, pressing so heavily that the paper creased, when they stretched their legs

the windows in the cabins are curved their reflection became two, their heads touching

the overhead ad boxs said that i shouldn’t be looking at others but them (because underground is where we are buried) look at them, the glossy surface of an image

the glossy sounds hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums hums

they leaned forward


i remember because i kept a journal i wrote it down in the crease of a newspaper the voice of the broadcast always sounds synthesized (so they are still loud and clear in memory?) (of course —) i tried to synthesize their voice a voice capable of becoming them

in a universal font (a universal text)

text won’t lie —a universal truth i said, ‘they got off at covent garden’

try again (why not)


who are they again? ? ? ?

they are whoever you want them to be, says who. who? says the one with a universal name


you hid a hundred question marks in the fold of the newspaper you wrote in miniscule because you wanted me to ignore and forget you wanted me to ask you and believe in you and only look at that glossy image and ignore and forget

you told me their names in a universal text

whilst they remain silent

or do they?


let’s apply a simple, straightforward syllogism: the text tells their names and, the text won’t lie they are what the text says they are daniel, juan, mei-jia, milena, paulina, lekha, damayanti, zosia, damayanti, kanya, yelda

does it matter if i didn’t capitalize their names or if i accidentally mistaken one name for the other the universal machine that writes the universal text doesn’t care it’s smart enough to be universal, it autocorrects it loves syllogism


the greeks invented syllogism they invented “logos” too a universal language a universal text a universal truth

so here’s another syllogism logos is the true language and, they don’t speak this language they don’t belong to us

that last sentence has a lot of translations “barbarians” “exotic” “of foreign origin” “not native” “introduced from abroad” “not naturalized or integrated” they overlap ooooooo ooooooo ooooooo ooooooo vvvvvvvv vvvvvvvv vvvvvvvv vvvvvvvv eeeeeee eeeeeee eeeeeee eeeeeee ooooooo ooooooo llllllllllllllllllll ooooooo llllllllllllllllllll ooooooo llllllllllllllllllll ooooooo llllllllllllllllllll ooooooo rrrrrrrrrrrr ooooooo vvvvvvvv rrrrrrrrrrrr ooooooo ooooooo vvvvvvvv rrrrrrrrrrrr ooooooo vvvvvvvv rrrrrrrrrrrr ooooooo vvvvvvvv aaaaaaaa ooooooo vvvvvvvv aaaaaaaa vvvvvvvv aaaaaaaa vvvvvvvv aaaaaaaa vvvvvvvv eeeeeee vvvvvvvv eeeeeee vvvvvvvv eeeeeee vvvvvvvv eeeeeee vvvvvvvv eeeeeee eeeeeee eeeeeee eeeeeee eeeeeee eeeeeee llllllllllllllllllll eeeeeee llllllllllllllllllll eeeeeee llllllllllllllllllll ooooooo llllllllllllllllllll with their nominal names ooooooo llllllllllllllllllll rrrrrrrrrrrr ooooooo llllllllllllllllllll rrrrrrrrrrrr ooooooo llllllllllllllllllll rrrrrrrrrrrr llllllllllllllllllll llllllllllllllllllll rrrrrrrrrrrr llllllllllllllllllll rrrrrrrrrrrr aaaaaaaa llllllllllllllllllll vvvvvvvv rrrrrrrrrrrr aaaaaaaa ooooooo llllllllllllllllllll vvvvvvvv rrrrrrrrrrrr aaaaaaaa ooooooo vvvvvvvv rrrrrrrrrrrr aaaaaaaa rrrrrrrrrrrr ooooooo vvvvvvvv aaaaaaaa rrrrrrrrrrrr ooooooo aaaaaaaa rrrrrrrrrrrr aaaaaaaa rrrrrrrrrrrr aaaaaaaa aaaaaaaa eeeeeee vvvvvvvv aaaaaaaa eeeeeee vvvvvvvv aaaaaaaa eeeeeee vvvvvvvv aaaaaaaa eeeeeee vvvvvvvv eeeeeee eeeeeee llllllllllllllllllll eeeeeee llllllllllllllllllll eeeeeee llllllllllllllllllll llllllllllllllllllll rrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrr llllllllllllllllllll rrrrrrrrrrrr llllllllllllllllllll aaaaaaaa llllllllllllllllllll aaaaaaaa llllllllllllllllllll aaaaaaaa aaaaaaaa rrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrr aaaaaaaa aaaaaaaa aaaaaaaa aaaaaaaa “incongruous” “cacophonous” “noise” too dense! the universal machine hates them!!!!!11!!!


what do they say?

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who are they again?

they.


sixing xu 2017

i overhead a monologue on piccadilly line in london  

https://vimeo.com/214335514

i overhead a monologue on piccadilly line in london  

https://vimeo.com/214335514

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