PS. (Theory)

usually mouse process:

Mouse—> interpretation—> narrative (further perpetuating the mice)

 

Mouse process, as of yesterday:

real Mouse—> un consensual dream—-> real Mouse …….yikes yikes yikes

ps:

last night I had my first mouse dream ever, mice usually only gain importance when i write about them and make symbolic associations

but last night they actually entered my subconscious and dream

( symbolical existence become associated to real)

maybe because I was trying to catch this one mouse in my room before I fell asleep

anyways in the dream escaped mice had given birth and there were thousands of them but some were mutated and half formed with huge eyes

All crawling towards me but never menacing

the real mice and the mouse narrative, though seemingly romanticized and fantastical have always still operated realistically in terms of symbolic status to body and space but with this new dream presence mouse status has become more confused

the exact place of the interlude is unclear xx

Emile

(this is not Alix, new bodily conditions this week)

22 Theses on the Interspecies Interface, Written on November 2016

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1. The interspecies interface reaches not across languages, but across language itself, as it is humanly understood.

2. There is a difference between agency and consent. A nonhuman species has agency in its relations to humans and other species, but it cannot consent to these relations, in the sense that consent involves verbal affirmation.

3. Whether or not some nonhuman animals have language or humanlike cognitive capacities is an open question.

4. Ethics cannot depend on whether or not animals are like humans.

5. Ethics is a matter of life and death.

6. If ethics cannot depend on whether or not animals are like humans, it must depend on something else.

7. Donna Haraway argues that our interspecies politics must reject the gesture of making a species “merely killable.”

8. Nonhuman animals are not the only beings who get made merely killable.

9. Colonialism and genocide hinge around the gesture of making people merely killable.

10. “Dehumanization” is a word for making beings merely killable.

11. Fascists like Hitler and Donald Trump incite and organize violence by dehumanizing groups and thus, making them merely killable.

12. Biologically speaking, all Homo sapiens are in the same “human” species. Politically speaking, we are not.

13. The category of the human is subject to historical and political forces, in the exact same way that the changing boundaries of nation-states are the products of historical and political forces.

14. “Sovereignty” is a word for momentary forms of species affiliation.

15. Sovereignty is an incitement to kill the Other.

16. Whether or not fascists should be considered human is an open question.

17. That fascists must be opposed is without arguing. Whether or not this opposition must be based on dehumanization is an open question.

18. Solidarity is not the same as sovereignty.

19. Dehumanization is a filthy trick meant to prevent solidarity among the oppressed.

20. It is a historical tragedy that likening people to animals has long meant making them merely killable.

21. Fascists and colonists are worse than animals, not least because animals are never in charge on whether or not they are, in fact, animals. Fascists, however, are always in charge on whether or not they are fascists.

22. Only fascists can consent to fascism.

Scenes 1 and 7

SCENE 1: ENTER CARPETED APARTMENT CLOSET TO SIDE OF WALL MIRROR IS PRESENT REFLECTING CLOSET

FIGURE ENTERS SCENE IN CHEETAH PRINTED DRESS

CAT MEOW IS HEARD, INSINUATION THAT CAT IS PRESENT OUTSIDE APARTMENT

SCENE 7: The Funeral Studio in MME IRMA’S listing of the Studios. The studio is in ruins. The lace and velvet are torn. The art cial wreaths are tattered. An impression ofdesolation. IRMA’S dress is in rags. So is the suit of THE CHIEF OF POLICE. ARTHUR’S corpse is lying on a kind offake tomb offake black marble. Nearby, a new character, THE COURT ENVOY. Embassy un orm. He is the only one un scathed. CARMEN is dressed as at the beginning. A tremendous explosion. Everything shatters.

IRMA : Not at all , your Excellency. It’s make-believe that these gentlemen want. The Minister desired a fake corpse. But this one is real. Look at it : it’s truer than life . His entire being is speeding towards immobility .

the other day a cat jumped into my garden and I touched it

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Balcony

 

mice dead in my closet

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, was relieved to have found one but also semi-disappointed

image of dead mouse in closet + delirious stomach flu fever displaced into fiction of sensationalized battle

MaRTYR MARTYR MARTYR ETERNAL VALUES ETERNAL REVOLUTION

I drank the almond milk and it had gone bad which was probably why I got sick and nothing to do with my mice poisoning me

realized mouse was actual martyr and I was but a lowly pawn.

Preliminary theses on the “interspecies interface.”

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I would like to focus on the concept of the “interspecies interface,” in general terms. An image may perhaps be useful:

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This image is the primary template for all interspecies interfaces. The interface always stands in as a middle term between two radically different creatures. The interface is an object at the same time that it is an event or a process. It is a mediator as well as the very act of mediation itself. When the interface is in place, the constitutive difference between species A and species B is in some way erased; but, in many other ways, this constitutive difference remains and is perhaps accentuated. So the interface is a machine that changes the way that differences between two species are configured in relation to one another; in so doing, the interface also changes how each species configures itself in relation to itself. The moment of interfacing is one in which two species together enter into a state of exception (c.f. Agamben) in regards to what they are in relation to one another or in relation to themselves.

“Preliminary theses on the “interspecies interface.””

NON-AVANT GARDE MOUSE ROMANTICISM OUTLIER WEEK

…for the past 2 days I have been trying to catch the rogue mice, I caught one late at night returning drunk from a party, the mouse was on my table by my almond milk….I realized then that every surface in my home may have been scurried upon by the mice at one point or another leading to intense hygienic procedures in which I placed every food item in my fridge and diligently washed my hands

LISTEN TO THIS WHILE READING. DO NOT WAIT FOR IT TO LOAD, RETURN STRAIGHT TO EMAIL TAB AND WAIT FOR IT TO START IF YOU CANNOT DO THIS, THEN FINISH READING LATER.

ROMANTIC INTERLUDE …product of mouse dream? or preceding it?

I had the stomach flu for two days and thought that the mice may have caused this, I was bed ridden the entire weekend but found a sort of romanticist sense of martyrdom in the idea of sweating to death, a shiny wet corpse blissfully delirious as my mice observed my slow death from whatever corner they were hiding in

I wouldn’t have to worry about my land-

lord because my corpse would be more problematic than my escaped mice

I picture mice making nest of my body…beautiful return

Preliminary Theses On The “Interspecies Interface.”

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img[1], Dog named Sky wearing the FIDO (“Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations”) bite sensor.

I would like to focus on the concept of the “interface,” and maybe derive some theory or other sort of reflection about it. Specifically, I’d like to think about the interspecies interface; this interface is the mediator that allows members of different species to communicate with one another. (Is it communication, really? No, or at least not necessarily. The action is more general than this. The interface allows members of different species to interface with one another, which may mean communication, but may mean something else as well.) In every example I have considered, the interface takes the form of a prosthesis, filling in the functional gaps that prevent interfacing in the first place.

“Preliminary Theses On The “Interspecies Interface.””