Sculpture and the Real and the Quotation and the Real “Quotation”

Ben Lerner from The Lichtenberg Figures

A history of the medium fishtailing into a very postmodern consideration of discourse.

Beauty cannot account for how the sparkplug works.
But if the sparkplug doesn’t work, it is more beautiful.
If I display a sparkplug, it is sculpture.
A sparkplug sculpture may be a real sparkplug,
but the sculpture refers to other sculptures, while the sparkplug refers
to an engine cylinder.
The word “sparkplug” is an altogether different matter.

Don’t those quotation marks look like sparkplugs?

And so for day 2580

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