Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Behind the Wall
Behind the wall there is nothing. Behind the wall there’s a vacuous lack. You’re standing precipitously close, and you’re only separated by this wall. You’re somewhere on the edge of nowhere. Nowhere is on the other side of the wall, but it’s not connected to it. Nowhere cannot be connected to anywhere, or nowhere becomes somewhere via its proximity to it. Nowhere must be completely detached and entirely separate. That’s why the wall exists. It’s an epistemological condom. Once you’re nowhere, you can never again be somewhere. Travel is impossible once you’re nowhere, because you’re already nowhere, and there’s nowhere else to go. Movement within nowhere is absurd and unintelligible. Location is a purely relational concept that is only meaningful if you’re somewhere.