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THE OFFICE OF CRYPTIC INCORPORATIONS


REPORT ON VITO ACCONCI'S LECTURE AT THE SYDNEY BIENNALE

VITO'S JOKE: 'MY WORK IS PURELY LITERAL'. BUT DOES HE NOT MEAN LITTORAL! HIS AMERICAN ACCENT MASKS AS IT MAKES, AND MAKES AS IT MASKS, THE HOMYNYM. HIS WORK IS DECONSTRUCTIVE OF THE LITERAL. IT IS OF THE ORDER OF THE LITTORAL, THAT SPACE BETWEEN LAND AND SEA-THE BEACH-TURNING EARTH INTO WATER AND WATER INTO EARTH AT THE SAME TIME, PRODUCING A 'CLASSIC' DERRIDEAN BOTH/AND, NEITHER/NOR, AT THE SAME TIME STRUCTURE-BOTH EARTH AND WATER, NEITHER EARTH NOR WATER, AT THE SAME TIME-DOING THIS FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE. THEIR DISSEMINATION.