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Oct. 2005
Joseph Winterhalter's
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Notes on the 13833 V.A.B.
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Notes on the 13833 V.A.B
 
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joseph winterhalter, cincinnati, visual artist, performance artist, writer, painter, sculptor
Limited Joseph Winterhalter manuscript now available for purchase.

" The idea of the multiple is the distribution of ideas." -Joseph Beuys

The '13833 Variants of Apathetic Brilliance' was written between 10:10 pm, 3 May 1999 and 7:48 am, 4 May 1999, in Apt. #8 of 203 E. 13th St., Cincinnati Ohio.
     Equal parts concrete poetry, conceptual parody, and 'fin de siecle' ennui, the manuscript took on a life of it's own- insinuating itself into every pavement crack and daydream fog of all those it encountered. In the loose-knit tradition of like minded mavericks such as Dieter Roth, the Letterist International and Fluxus, the manuscript was self published as an artist book in an edition of 33, signed and numbered, with 8 artist proofs.
     The '13833 Variants of Apathetic Brillance' as a text has been performed live in various forms, translated into French and Chinese, and is perpetually evolving.

Manuscripts in the edition are available for purchase. Inquiries and orders should be direct to the artist, joseph winterhalter at the e-mail address: j_winterhalter@semantikon.com

Notes on the 13833 V.A.B.

A series of situations
accumulated thru the unfolding numerological paradigm exposed within the manufacture of this manuscripted existence…

The ambiguity allows the inherent contradictions to simultaneously activate and nullify themselves-a psychoteleological loop, always already, never to be…Perpetuation of movement within this closed system allows for the fissures of association to modify the aural experience, the system referencing what’s already us, synthetic and pure…
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Decelleration analogous to the encroachment of thee Giant vac…Post contemporary vaccuum as the closed system of reference expecting/imposing the inherent binary oppositions as symbolic evolution, existing spastic, plastic- null and void. Reduction of active intellectual participation required to condition the stimulant synthetic subconscious, reinforcing base oppositional mechanism that already control the outcome by the imposition of the structure of illusionistic freedom, which, by self referentiality of the closed system further imposes an equally illusionistic hierarchical system with its concurrent resistant strain of prototypical plausible deniability. Freedom is an accident that happens to happen to some people, which illusion of freedom can you convince yourself to endure? Micro processing on the Macro scale. Decipher exoteric apathy, esoteric control…Plausible deniability opens the fissure thru which the ingraining explodes to distance more fully the contradiction of positioning, to evolve more total weapons…break thru, you sage…
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In some dictionaries, MATRIX is positioned between Matrimony and Matron, Coincidence? The cipher of sucking at the tit of that which purports to set us free? It’s the revenge of the Matriarchy, my friends…I am the Last Man

Could it be a literal illustration of the FACT that words betray? Once these dead words were capable of concealing much more…

Details, details. Details exploit the illusion of an OPEN System. Autobiography is plastic-at least you’re not in this bad of shape…
          The shabby old man w/ the tin whistle, muttering to himself – a manic street
preacher- penniless beat poet.
It’s not so easy to walk away…
Creeping fiends, I.V., ivy; all these Dead of the Living Day, for it is ALL SOULS DAY. Boxcar of inertia, static fields of amber grey…

We give you aural impact on a metaphysical scale,
          Your associative referencing prompts the Macro/Micro… ad infinitum.
What is critical mass? Revise yourself thru what you bring…
          Decellerate, decellerate…that’s how the charmers do it

[Would plastic felt velvet, probably statistic staples hope…]

Remember the invulnerable sentence…
Replicate message, brace yourself
We are not, cannot, nor shall ever become-
’just’…
The shabby old man w/the tin whistle
Limited Joseph Winterhalter manuscript now available for purchase.

" The idea of the multiple is the distribution of ideas." -Joseph Beuys

The '13833 Variants of Apathetic Brilliance' was written between 10:10 pm, 3 May 1999 and 7:48 am, 4 May 1999, in Apt. #8 of 203 E. 13th St., Cincinnati Ohio.
     Equal parts concrete poetry, conceptual parody, and 'fin de siecle' ennui, the manuscript took on a life of it's own- insinuating itself into every pavement crack and daydream fog of all those it encountered. In the loose-knit tradition of like minded mavericks such as Dieter Roth, the Letterist International and Fluxus, the manuscript was self published as an artist book in an edition of 33, signed and numbered, with 8 artist proofs.
     The '13833 Variants of Apathetic Brillance' as a text has been performed live in various forms, translated into French and Chinese, and is perpetually evolving.

Manuscripts in the edition are available for purchase. Inquiries and orders should be direct to the artist, joseph winterhalter at the e-mail address: j_winterhalter@semantikon.com