16mm film, with masking, 16fps, 4 mins, shot on location in Berlin, October 2018
(the centre of which is everywhere, the circumference nowhere.)
(Nofretete met vogel, three frames)
(CA CONRAD from MOUNT MONADNOCK TRANSMISSIONS)
Dear Ghost flickering with
flames that no longer hurt
deflated lungs expanding
YOU SAY They Can Only
Burn A Faggot Once
Performed in polari
Blaise Pascal’s Pensées, 1670. ‘This is where our innate knowledge leads us’. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/18269/18269-h/18269-h.htm ‘This is where unaided knowledge leads us’ as seen in João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva: On the Movement of the Fried Egg and Other Astronomical Bodies, page 41, Ikon, Birmingham, 3 February — 21 March 2010.
A version of Dear Ghost plays with ‘Prelude to Yes, I Know’, by Robert Ashley, from the opera Celestial Excursions, 2005.