short-term thought #1

the vacuous repetition

of an incomprehensible text

only increases

its magical power


Dubravka Ugresic

and what your cellphone,

tablet, notebook, laptop,

desktop, TV – every screen

in itself a vacuous repetition – what

every screen repeats

(out of what used to be a

vacuum tube)

in its vacuity,

what every media device, recording apparatus


and what every video, moving image, clip, film and movie


in every medium, codec and code

on every media platform

is the mad spectacle,

the crazy mess,

the incomprehensible


every repetition

only increases its

magical power

its power

to capture

and control