As I continue down a correspondence/dance of corresponding with my dear friend Isabel, I’m increasingly obsessed with this neat little e-chapbook from NAP. Isa and I are thinking about making something (a zine/a book/a thing we haven’t dreamed up yet) when we unite in Boston around New Year’s.
The short version of this chapbook? In December 2011, Robert Kloss and James Tadd Adcox “traded selves”, aka they sent each other every written word on their hard drives. Then, they each wrote using only the other’s words, posting the work on their respective websites.
“it is worth noting, perhaps,” that the two men have never met.
(Quotes taken from the introduction)
IF THERE IS TO BE A ZEITGEIST GOING FORWARD, I IMAGINE IT TO BE FOCUSED ON ATTEMPTS AT IMMORTALITY, AND THE WAYS WE ERASE OURSELVES FOR IMMORTALITY, AND THE WAYS WE RECORD OURSELVES RECORDING OURSELVES