Academic journal article Chicago Review

At the Desiring Vine

Academic journal article Chicago Review

At the Desiring Vine

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A rolling stone gathers no moss. Postmodernism disrupts tradition. He who hesitates always gets lost. Necessity is the mother of invention.

Postmodernism disrupts traditions like "half a loaf is better than none" and "necessity is the mother of invention." Shadows passing through imagined pavilions

are half a loaf but better than none. We stage the event in an infinite circle where the towers of imagined avilions are indelible, mortal, and eternal.

Caught within an infinite circle, everyone gets a video erection - indelible, eternal, and immortal. History lacks mass media protection.

When everyone gets a video erection, a video condom constructed of lead provides the needed media protection from graphic images, living and dead.

A video condom constructed of lead says: Handsome is as handsome does. Graphic images, living and dead, grow in the postmodern video garden.

Handsome is as handsome does, says Nam June Paik, creating eye candy. His postmodern video garden grows until the video cement hardens.

Nam June Paik says that eye candy joins the elite and popular cultures. But when the video cement hardens, poetry's rhetorical factory closes. …

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