'PLACE OF THE FIRST TIME' VRML 2.0

by Al Razutis

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'PLACE OF THE FIRST TIME'

In whatever library you wish to...

Imagine coming upon an item in the section named 'ANTIQUITIES'.

      (This section is in an unfashionable corner,
far from Po-Mo Simulacrums, Derrida, and other suitable showcases at the Whitney.)



Imagine there, a 'book' that reads and from within about a 'TIME MACHINE'.
Not dialogic time, but TIME.

Not a electro-mechanical TIME MACHINE, but made of STONE.
In a 'PLACE'.
A long time ago.

When 'TIME' became 'real'? ...some say in 10,500 BC, upon a plain,
above the Milky Way.

And some claim it was near the Nile.
...when the earth pyramids and Sphinx gazing east precisely reflected the heavens above,
'AS ABOVE, SO BELOW'...


Some say that this was the PLACE where and when man-womankind first conceived of a 'duality' (their's)
- a 'PLACE' out there, a 'PLACE' right here, aligned in TIME
which could be 'locked'...and known, as TIME and SPACE.

"Beyond Space there is only Time" -- wrote Paul Virilio

Machine of stone, upon a plain upon a time depicted here?
A 'PLACE' in Time, aligned precisely. When? and Why?
The knowlege of which, escapes us now?
Beyond Space there is a Time.

Millennium footprint, this.
(XAR)


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