Mechanical Soldiers by Rachel Kendall
the combination of lines and blocks
make reading these texts bizarre,
Dada and diagrammatic.
the bachelor Gilles Deleuze
suggests becoming a machine,
fragile, solid and ferocious.
mechanical soldiers represent
death, the body
and dadaist adaptation.
Yet survival through identification
is generally a bourgeoisie hell
that threatens to penetrate the self.
biological fantasies, abortion,
gender, and childhood are
however, this dysfunctionality
is little more than nonsensical popo.
dadaist defiling of personal art
suggests ambivalent aggression.
the body, the machine: a damaged subject.
But a riposte to the modern self.
from The Dada Seminars, 2005