hat: "Beuys's famous fedora, what he called the 'vehicle'
for his spiritual, shaman-like powers, is made of felt. Felt comes from wool,
comes from sheep, and all sheep begin as lambs. Lambs, according to (Rudolf)
Steiner, represent 'a group-soul for the higher manifestation of
men [being] represented by the lamb in the center of the seal, the mystical lamb,
the sign of the Redeemer.' J.F. Moffitt, Occultism in Avabt-Garde
Art--The Case of Joseph Beuys. Ann Arbor, 1988.
examinations: "In interrogating a subject who is
attached to the instrumental components in a proper manner so that
his physiological responses are recorded as questions are put to
him, it is possible to determine through a study of the resulting
chart or polygram whether the subject has told the complete truth
in his answers. The questions used during a polygraph test are
formatted during a pre-test interrogation, and take into account
all known facts in the case. They are phrased in a language geared
to the rhetorical level in order to avoid responses induced by
R.J. Ferguson, Jr. and A.L. Miller, Polygraph for the Defense. Springfield,
decorated: R. Leakey, The Origin of Mankind. New York, 1994.
singing: "I have also been
conscious that certain lines of inquiry can be dangerous. What lies beyond the
margin of the world often sings to us with the voice of a siren, as if calling
us into its embrace. We listen,
we are lured, and finally we are seduced." J. Cowan, A Mapmaker's Dream. Boston,
hand: J. Derrida, "Geschlecht II: Heidegger's Hand" In,
Sallis, editor, Deconstruction and Philosophy: The Texts of Jacques Derrida.
the gift: "On the one hand, gifts...are frequently given which
are consonant with the character of the recipient, yet, such gifts reveal an
important secret: the idea which the recipient evokes in the imagination of the
giver. This point enables us to appose an additional source of self-concept to...
our 'ideas of others'--which, when made public, are self-defining. Indeed, gift
giving is a way of free associating about the recipient in his presence and sometimes
in the presence of others. This principle is recognized by the maker of a last
will who is obliged to distribute benefits among two or more persons. The identity
he thereby generates for himself is perhaps the most important of a long career
of identity pronouncements, for it is his last--and is unalterable." B.
Schwartz, "The Social Psychology of the Gift." In, A.E. Komter, editor, The
Gift: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Amsterdam, 1996.
the truth: "How is the liar affected by his own
lies? The very fact that
he knows he has lied, first of all, affects him. He may regard the lie
as an inroad on his integrity; he certainly looks at those he has lied to with
a new caution. And if they find out that he lied, he knows that his credentials
and the respect for his word
have been damaged." S. Bok, LyingCMoral Choices in Public and Private
Life. New York, 1978.
Buddha. "All forms of the universe are produced as by-products
or maps of particular evolutionary segments of one or another dynamical
system. Indeed, forms are not fixed things, but
continuous metastable events." S. Kwinter, "Landscapes of Change:
Boccioni's Stati d'animo as a General Theory of Models." Assemblage 19