Introduction

What is this?

Short avant-garde texts.

Experimental, radical.

Not quite poetry, more abstract.

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Others refer to compositions as briefs.

Also known as western dissident art.

Only five briefs are published.

Regularly, new briefs replace old.

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What Does I Stand For?

I think you fail to realise. We’re not persuaded.

I mean you say I shouldn’t depend on personality.

You’re only saying that because you haven’t got enough.

Can we accurately gauge anything?

Supposedly equivalent to the impersonal pronoun.

I saw her standing there from my position.

When we’re taking communion you’ve got to be personal.

I don’t stand off. I’m demonstrating myself.

He stopped speaking and started the next slice of soul.

I’ve just had a pavlovian experience. []

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Got Any Herb, Man?

Anti-depressants made him increasingly withdrawn.
He could no longer hold down a full-time job.

He took on occasional landscaping and con-
struction jobs but couldn’t keep a regular
schedule because of anxiety and insomnia.

Once he’d started using marijuana,
he was able to get a 40-hour-a-week
job with a construction company.

“My ability to interact with the regular world
was back. It helped me re-integrate into society
after being in lock-down all those years.”

The marijuana opened him up. He was able to talk
about the overwhelming guilt and anger plaguing him.

Marijuana use can relieve the symptoms of insomnia,
premenstrual syndrome, poor appetite and some side
effects of cancer treatment like nausea and vomiting.

Some doctors claim it has anti-bacterial properties
which inhibits tumour growth and helps to enlarge
the airways, easing the severity of asthma attacks.

Others claim that marijuana provides therapeutic
relief for patients with PTSD and multiple sclerosis.

It can also help control seizures and muscle spasms in
people suffering from epilepsy and spinal cord injuries. []

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The Masses Rise

Significant political differences between the industrial working class [in decline], the proletariat [growing globally] and the masses [the productive and creative site of political alliances].

Badiou considers the ‘masses’ [potentially the inclusive realm of communisation* ] to be the crucial category.

The masses becomes the generic site of one for all for one. It provides increased focus and leverage for the unification process. Badiou sees in this movement new forms of communism.

‘Class’ is an analytical and descriptive concept, one that is ‘cold’. ‘Masses’ conceptualizes the urban riots that took place across Europe and North America in the twenty twenties.

* a contemporary ‘coming together’ theory which includes insurrectionist anarchism, the ultra-left and post-autonomists. []

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Lie with Me

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An outgoing, sexually aggressive young woman meets and begins a torrid affair with an equally aggressive man. We first see her masturbating to a porn tape. She gets dressed and goes out to a club, looking for sex. She has considerable sexual power over men. Yet she feels untouched, holding back, despite her assertiveness. []

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Feel Like Doing

He made the mistake.

“Don’t you dare start a fresh page!”

Don’t determine. What’s coming next?

The lungs in red kick off.

They play from left to right.

We’ll pollute the liver.

Blue turns to black.

You don’t half mix your metaphors. []

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