Friday, June 8, 2007
Friday, June 1, 2007
Each zero, in this equation, is a different number all together. It could be said that with the equation, 0+0=0, one aspect of the quality of nothingness is combined with another. This combination creates a somewhat different aspect than the ones that were started out with. The new aspect isn’t larger or smaller, just different.
You can’t manipulate nothingness itself, but you can experience it; and that’s all an aspect of the quality of nothingness is, an experience. One can combine experiences together to form new ideas. And it’s that kind of combination of experiences that 0+0=0 means.
Nothingness is any substance which is neither abstract or concrete. So as a means of touching nothingness, I did a performance in Dallas in 1983 by not showing up for the event. The posters for this event made it clear why I wouldn’t be showing up. Out of a curiosity for such a thing, a large audience did appear. Later in 1989, The Haters would do the same performance in New York.