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
sexual-scatalogical stimuli.

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