QUAD III—synecdoche #01-06
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- Barth, Theodor 
This flyer-series is part of the QUAD-quadrilogy from the summer 2021. QUAD contains a double reference: 1) Samuel Beckett’s choreography named QUAD; 2) A set of positions posited by Bruno Latour to explore and map a territory of the terrestrial, as opposite to global, conditions that we may currently have to determine. QUAD is composed of 4 flyer-sets of 6—4HEX—with each their different positions cast as roles: I) someone makes a statement based on assumption: II) someone else forwards knowledge in support of the assumption; III) a third role lies in coming up with a critique of that knowledge; IV) a fourth instance has/claims to have the know-how. In the present flyer-series, on synecdoche, a critique is sought to be established of the knowledge—and underlying assumptions—explored on the two first flyer series of the QUAD ensemble. Featuring a more mature query on the moments of Aby Warburg’s process—loss and regain of voice—which are of semiotic interest. The series thereby seeks to integrate Warburg’s psychosis into his personal intellectual process, in which the way signs and language are hinged is the crux of the matter. A concept of communication featuring active elements that influence frictional/causal elements messages and movement is facilitated through the analysis of the synecdoche. To who this appears to be slightly technical, consider this: if the signs that we live by, as culturally diverse creatures, are successfully considered as the large signifying units of agency (rather than discourse and langue), they will at all times constitute our storehouse of active/passive repertoires. The synecdoche is the principle of proliferation for active repertoires. In the last flyer #06 there is a hyperlink, at the bottom, allowing you to return to QUAD IV.
Flyer set (1HEX) with 6 elements: #01 attempt; #02 try again; #03 do something else; #04 return; #05 unlearn; #06 crossover.