Listen Illusion

Stephen Heath
“Ambiviolences: Notes for reading Jocye”
in Post-Structuralist Jocye: Essays from the French edited by Derek Attridge and Daniel Ferrer

This ‘soundscript’ is not the reproduction of speech, but the ceaseless confrontation of writing and speech in which reference is involved in a tourniquet between the two, thus defining yet another strategy of hesitation. The written and the spoken are squashed together but in that very moment a distance opens between them and the reading hovers in an ‘optical listen’, between the one and the other, in a plurality outside any context.

auditory hallucination / optical illusion

odditory illumination

And so for day 2621

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