CRUX DESPERATIONIS 2 - MENTAL ISSUE - an index of potencial works - (ed:) RICCARDO BOGLIONE
Head Image taken from Johannes Dryander. Anatomiae, hoc est, Corporis Humani Dis

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CRAIG DWORKIN
Inscience
An autobiographical work recounting everything you can remember learning,
composed exclusively from the words you do not know (there are probably about
200,000 for a college-educated English speaker). Articles and prepositions exempted.
You may use a dictionary.

RICHARD KOSTELANETZ

01 Contemporary ballet
On a large blackboard three performers write messages of love to one another
one letter at a time, backwards.

SHARON KIVLAND
The Odour of the Natural and Social History of a Family under the Second Empire
The entire oeuvre of Émile Zola’s Rougon-Macquart saga, a study of the effects of hereditary and the environment
on a single family, tracing the passage of madness and disease, is digested according to odour, both physical and
metaphorical.

SIMON MORRIS
100 Tragic Deaths
A book of 100 signatures by medical doctors, taken from death certificates,
recording the moment they certified, by hand, that someone was no longer living.

RICCARDO BOGLIONE
Giorno di Kenneth Goldsmith
Italian version of Kenneth Goldsmith’s Day (2003), translated by retyping the whole September 1, 2000 issue of Il
Corriere Della Sera.

DEREK BEAULIEU
How to Parse Flatland
In this article, beaulieu discusses both his volume Flatland: a Romance of many
dimensions and Craig Dworkin’s Parse in an insightful essay which is simultaneously
about either book, as both volumes of conceptual writing were inspired by
the work of Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838-1926).

ROBERT FITTERMAN
10,000 GIFT T-SHIRTS
Go to a small town anywhere in the world and buy a t-shirt for each person
OR suggest the design using image and/or text for each t-shirt.

VANESSA PLACE
Capital
A rewriting of Walter Benjamin’s The Arcades Project set in New York City in the twentieth century called Capital.

MICHALIS PICHLER
DIAL NOW IF IN VERSE
IF NERD IS ALIVE NOW
NOW LIVE IS A FRIEND
SAW NO DEVIL IN FIRE
IN EVIL ON FRIED SAW
WIND IS ON RIVAL FEE
WE IS ONE VIRAL FIND
NOW LEARN IF DIVE IS
DOWN IF VEIL IS NEAR
OR LEWN AS IF DIVINE
IF I WON DR VASELINE
FINE WORDS IN A VEIL
SWORD IN A VEIN LIFE
LIVE WORSE IN A FIND
IN WIND OF LIVE ARSE
WIVES AND I ON RIFLE
WIN A SIN FIRED LOVE
I WAS NO VILE FRIEND
FIVE WILDS OR A NINE
IF I SNARLED ON VIEW
LIVE ROADS IN NEW IF
EVEN DWARF IS IN OIL
WO V LINIE SEIN DARF
and all other anagrams of
FIVE WORDS IN A LINE

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LUIS CAMNITZER
A perfectly circular horizon

CLAUDE CLOSKY
Too Heavy
A ten kilo page, inserted in Crux 2 "Mental issue"
works

NICK THURSTON and LUCIA PIETROIUSTI
,,,
, , , would be a new punctuation mark and glyph form, used to inscribe and pronounce an intense series of semi-separations,
with the melody and junction of a stutter. It would represent a way in which signifiers and their signifieds relate
to one another and their (at least textual) context. Its body is an assembly of three commas, separated self-reflexively
by its own type of junction, i.e., with a full or half leading space between each comma, a semi-seperation. As a punctuation mark,
we would hope that its form would be subject to the contortions and re-stylings of any other typological glyph that actually works:
the specific shapes of the commas would always be determined by the font-settings of the typist's stylesheet or the scribe's calligraphy.
We have no idea how one would say , , ,, but we think we have a sense of what , , , would sound and feel like. Just as an ellipsis
represents something that the reader only needs to know was once there, i.e., that there was something there but she does
not need it exactly, , , , presents a type of content or relation rather than any singular thing(s).

 

March 2012 director Riccardo
Boglione editorial staff RB, Georgina
Torello journal header Paolo Argeri
journal design Massimo Alacca
Head Image taken from Johannes
Dryander. Anatomiae, hoc est, Corporis
Humani Dissectionis... Marburg: Eucharius
Cervicornus (Hirtzhorn), 1537
cc by-nc-nd gegen, Montevideo 2012
Spanish or Italian translations of this
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Crux Desperationis 2 Mental Issue, An Index of Potencial Works     is downloadable here:  
Crux Desperationis 2 Número mental. Un índice de obras potenciales      se puede descargar aquí:
Crux Desperationis 2 Numero mentale. Un indice di opere potenziali     si può scaricare qui:
featuring

 

CRAIG DWORKIN
Inscience
An autobiographical work recounting everything you can remember learning,
composed exclusively from the words you do not know (there are probably about
200,000 for a college-educated English speaker). Articles and prepositions exempted.
You may use a dictionary.

RICHARD KOSTELANETZ

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