maiitude perf1




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Published on Sep 5, 2013

Video by Tim Smith.

maiitude |mī ē toōd|
ORIGIN [neologism]

1. A certain non-pejorative quality of flatness; the specific quiddity of flat objects.

2. The particular way that flat objects move, particularly their tendency to jump.

3. Signifier-signified hyper-aggregation; the relation to the text or images on one side of a page to the text or images on the reverse.
3a. The piece of paper behaves like its text (or doesn't):
'at' is incredibly easy to spot. It's just always there.
'tall' isn't. 'attractive' is, 'avoid' does.
3b. The 'O' box is Fernando Pessoa's life, a puddle of days keeping books, the insufferable sea of 'of's, with the occasional 'ochre' of a Lisbon sunset on the side of a building, or the 'ostensible' of an epiphany that the grocer also has a soul, or the odd encounter with 'other's.
3c. A specific trompe l'oeil when the meaning of a word alters one's perception of the shape of the object on which it is printed or in which it is contained.

4. Stupid proximity poetry:
'England' 'erectus'
'attractive' 'adults' 'always' 'a' 'a' 'a' 'a'
The Poor Arithmetic of Proximity:
'for' 'for' 'for' 'for' 'fourteen'

5. My own tendency to read in to tiny texts which are not messages and were not meant for me: The Way It Makes Me Want Things; I want to get a job writing ransom notes.


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