three photos of Thylias Moss as 4kergirl by kna'Knox, self-portrait collage by 4kergirl
(still from Bishop Lecture Installation unsynchronized triple projection feedback system)
Location of the Mid-Hudson Bridge, the namesake of the Mid-Hudson Taffy Company, the connective (taffy) splice linking an invitation to be the 2009 Elizabeth Bishop Lecture to Poughkeepsie itself, a collaborative (bridge) venture in which the lecture acknowledges the place in which the event unfolds, responds to space, collaborates with space itself.
Serve is exactly what I tried to do; my Limited Fork Theory training in the study of interacting systems has led me to configurations of realities in which a collaborative nature of existence manifests again and again. An interaction is a collaborative system, and interactions are the subject and focus and reason for the theory. This is something other than interdisciplinary in which boundaries between disciplines, in which categories are perceived as real and so must be joined, must be overcome. An assumption in interdisciplinarity is that there are separate areas to be connected whereas in Limited Fork Theory, everything is already connected, so connections need only to be noticed, activated, explored, investigated on any scale in any location for any duration of time.
Once I accepted the invitation, I was put in service to the Lecture, in service to Vassar, in service to Poughkeepsie; an interacting system was activated, and I began in preparing for the event to consider my collaborators, my interaction community.
So started my Taffy Diet.