OK, so the collaborative performance that Paolo Javier and I did for Performa TV is now available here. The actual performance consists of Paolo and I interviewing each other, and it doesn't start until 3-4 minutes into the clip. It was revealing how the artists we enlisted to transcribe the interview reacted to anti-absorptive language. There were one of two responses: sometimes a comic paraphrase or summary (see the "Rimbaud First Blood" drawing done by Ernest and also Emmy's free-association illustrations), sometimes a response more along the lines of the entire page of "BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH" written by Mike. This brings up interesting questions for me about the relation of anti-absorptive language to thought as well as the process by which we make images. Is reading a synesthetic process? Can communication and collaboration happen across media, despite the various sociological misunderstandings operating here? What would progressive readings of avant-garde poetry look like?