Tuesday, July 12, 2011
in describing the instability of a sign, Derrida uses the word trace to signify that signs bleed into one another, leaving a trace. he defines trace a “a mark of the absence of a presence, an always-already absent present." traces have ghostly effects. In my passion to write, traces manifest themselves. to desire to give birth to words already born; forgo sleep; scribble notes on walls; tip the scale; eat songs; all without uttering a word. to have words rush out so fast that they are barely audible, understandable; free sentences of syntax; express the inexpressible; scream noise; drown in words softly sinking; to make meaning. this artefact is not without its ancestors; it is not without its chains.