Sincerity I


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This, the first completed reel of work-in-progress, draws on autobiographical energies and images which reflect the first 20 years of my living. I have three definitions of the word "sincerity" to sustain my working along these lines of thought with this autobiographical material: 1) Ezra Pound's marvelous mistranslation of a Chinese ideogram - "Sincerity ... the sun's lance coming to rest on the precise spot verbally" ... (of which I would change, for my purposes, the last word to "visually"), 2) Robert Creeley's trace-of-the-word for me on the back of a Buffalo restaurant menu - "Sym-keros ... same-growth (Ceres) create ... of the same growth," and 3) Hollis Frampton's track-of-it to "the greek," viz - "a glazed pot (i.e., one which will hold water)." This film might best be seen, then, as a graph of light equivalent to autobiographical thought process.

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