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Fragments 1-9 “de Oratore”

by The Unstitute

15th September - 15th October 2017

When the Logos (Word) – that which governs everything, the universal principle of Reason - is erased from the universe, literal Kaos (Chaos) ensues in which each present moment comes from the nothing of the future and is swallowed up by the nothing of the past. This chaos is such that Heraclitus said of it: "Everything changes and nothing remains still ... and ... you cannot step twice into the same stream". Physis explores the apprehension of such an earthquake.

Over a period of 4 months, The Unstitute became the object of a series of Obscene Letters which were deemed unfit for publication. The material was sent to a specialist named CADE; a catatonic who never speaks his own mind. CADE was instructed to translate the letters into video for the purpose of public dissemination.

"CADE spends almost all of his time studying the effect of decay on the streets of the Borough of Southwark, London; some say he is a topologist, but I fancy him for a cartographer of sorts. His study is not limited to the streets themselves however, for he also studies the decay of the people who walk on them. No one knows the exact purpose of his work though, because he is a catatonic and cannot share his thoughts. He can always be found in Cafe Reality on the Old Kent Road, where he collates his research." Bettany Unction, Chief Curator


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