The long unfindable work INTEND (1973) by Madeline Gins, a work of pre-procedural lyricism, hand-republished here in foto-copy.
Before there were architectural procedures in the Reversible Destiny project, there were, on Madeline Gins’ side of the nascent effort, poetic procedures, constructions of language gearing the reader/viewer to continually reenter hir processes of text- or world-constituting.
Together with Arakawa’s early paintings, Madeline’s early experimental writings lay the basis for landing site theory and the biotopology that are at the heart of Reversible Destiny today. Her Word Rain (1969) is a virtuosic classic of phenomenological prose lyricism, What the President Will Say and Do (197 ) and the co-authored To Not to Die (1987) is the verse sutra of Reversible Destiny, already decided. Here, for the first time for many of you, is another work from this period: INTEND, first published in Bologna, Italy 1973.
Out-of-print and long unfindable, this PDF foto-copy is made available for your biotopoligical reading pleasure. Enjoy. Contains a print by Arakawa.
Not procedurality in the service of poetry, poetry in the service of procedurality.
The first few pages:
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