Imitation of Dream, text fragment by Alina Popa

Through holes one falls. Through falling one loses. Through losing one loses again.

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To stage an imitation of dream of life.

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To afford a world is to afford one perspective. To afford more worlds is to switch between incompatible perspectives. To afford all worlds is to afford no perspective. To afford all worlds is to be universally objective, and subjectively extinct.

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To speak from a perspective is to speak as someone. To speak from multiple perspectives is to speak as someone on behalf of someone else. To speak from the horizon is to speak as no one.

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I speak from the dream.

I want to live in the last dream dreamed on Earth.

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The dreamworld and waking life are part of the field of experience, equally. To have consciousness, or to dream, involves a virtual immersion in a spacetime. 

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“How much of yourself can you stand? Maybe you need eight hours off a day just to get over the shock of being yourself" (J.G. Ballard).

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The impersonal space knows itself as another in a proliferation of stages. The stage of wakefulness is a dream-stage. The mirror stage of the impersonal.

A stage appears when "an organism cognizes one environment as another environment" (Scott Bakker). Cognition is the proliferation and intensification of spatiotemporal deception.

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Given that sleep entails a quasi-radical retreat from the actual spatiotemporality, and from the relative homogeneity of the experience field in the waking world, certain practices, from scientific to shamanic, resemble those of the somnambulant. All practices that lead to spatiotemporal complexification through distortion and perturbation of the well-designed relationship between self and world involve a risky falling (asleep) of the self from itself. The self is constructed by falling asleep to itself, by falling for the space of what is not the self, by dreaming the environment of another over one's own. All spatiotemporal ruses and topological distortions, as those of the shaman or the geometer or even of the animal predator, necessitate sleep-within-wakefulness, a falling asleep to the world. Both the shaman and the geometer afford a cortege of ghost-bodies and carry a multitude of virtual somatic maps. The predator learns to carry the somatic map of its prey. The shaman and the geometer are dreamers of multiple worlds, are falling asleep from multiple worlds, falling through worlds. Worlds which do not possess interchangeable syntaxes. The impersonal world falls prey to itself.

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To maintain available incompatible mediums, worlds whose parameters do not sustain each other, languages which do not speak each other.

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Spatiotemporal gangsters.
World losers. 
Medium smugglers.


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Awake one gives thought to the body. Dreams give body to thought. Thinking as daydreaming.

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To take a walk in a fake dimension. Every step in the fake deforms the walk in the everyday. Every deformation in the everyday deforms the step in the fake, and everyday. To set up a spatiotemporal ruse is to engage in a walk you could not have taken. Cognition is the immersion in staged Umwelts. To act within thought is to give body to thought and then walk. The body has walked before thought. Reason is a somnambulant feeling.

The conceptual horizon is mutilated through doing, and the horizon of imagination is mutilated through thought. The ruse excises a cut that bleeds real.

Don't let your gaze take a halt at the horizon. Contemplate the horizon of the horizon, the plane arriving at a dead line, the line arriving at a dead point, the hyperspace arriving dead and real.

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The fish are daydreaming and swimming in the depths of the mirror.

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Time is a strange burrow of the space exiting itself by re-entering itself ad infinitum.

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"[L]iving organisms are bouquets or blades of time, ... they are exchangers of time." (Michel Serres). The logical is riddled with the material, and the material is always more than itself. Time flows in the waves of its dramas, like the river, a formalized cannibalism of space. A formalism is a series of temporal crimes undercover.

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Spatiotemporal variation is the somnambulant militancy for the liberation of the dream from human sopor.

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I have solutions without a problem.

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Space fell asleep dreaming of time.

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I had a chance to fall.

Published in Plinth IV http://plinth.us/ edited by Garrett Strickland
Connected to the text Dreaming the End of Dreaming by Florin Flueras and to the performances All of Nothing and Dreaming the End of Dreaming.