NOTES and DETAILS
Origin of Lists______________________________________________________
I have used the form of lists, which elements are connected by the conjunction “or” (in Spanish “o”).
Some of these list are my own writing, which elements are associated by semantic or even by phonetics reasons... Others are known lists, such as the solar system's planet, the months, atmospherical phenomena, etc...
As I was running out of ideas, I decided to “steal” some lists. You will find pieces of poems, parts of films, some cooking recipes.
I used the spanish conjunction O ("or") to connect the elements of this lists for different reasons:
-Graphic: As a circle, which is completely symmetric, hence so perfect to give a pace to cross lines in any direction. So, anyhow you orientate, “O” gives the form of a square in the "plan"
-Semantic: or this, or this or this... “or” as opposition and singularity: the place where the reader is in opposition with the rest of the plan. Nothing remains but memory. “O” makes the reader choose and risk: travelling with a extremely light baggage. Otherwise, a simple coma or the conjunction "and" (“y” in Spanish) would make the reader obligated to remember, to carry with every element in the sentence. Honestly I like better travelling with a light bag.
Strategy and Anecdote_______________________________________________
I played with the grammar and the syntax, jumping in different relative clauses in a sentence.
I also played with some mathematical geometric operations (displacements and permutations)... to approach some semantic corners, and play with singularities.
Like in city planning, there were some beautiful accidents and coincidences. And I am sure, each reader will experience some more, it depends of the personal background (memory and emotions play a lot in the image of cities), the how we run or walk,
or, if someone decides to stay in a corner, enjoying the sound of "greda y amianto"
or "vientre de montículo marino"
or the suggestive image of brand new knives
or the jellyfish in September
or the little unicorn in paper in the replicant's housedoor...