18cm x 26cm, 68 pages
edited and designed by Frederic Lezmi & Okay Karadayilar
“Look it’s a body floating into the land.
Now it’s a body swimming out into the water.
Now it’s the land itself here who is a body, a body of land, it’s the water itself that’s a body of water
The earth rises away from the shore
A human figure slopes up from the ground
its toes touched the toes of its mirror image, another human figure facing it
the bottom half of this figure is cut into the earth and is filled with water that has dreamed inland
the top half of the figure is a plain of grass that stretches offshore and descends underwater
the monuments have been brought down to earth and made part of land and water There must be an airport nearby
the shadows of aeroplanes up in the sky are carved here into the ground
Plains are made of grass now and plains are made of water, plains are horizontal, above ground and below ground, plains are inclined toward the ground, and away from the ground
It’s ok, don’t worry, the sidewalk here is supposed to be water The water rushes down the sloping street as we walk up it The wall beside us is a wall of water that feeds the stream The water washes the wall
Come on, the sidewalk is covered with grating We can walk on water here.”
Vito Acconci – The Bristol Project (45:00) 2001