Conceptual Writing's Daddy Issues

For Conceptual Writing, there has always been the issue of the work itself, the status of its existence, oscillating somewhere between the necessity figured in the specificity of its procedure and the contingency as to its ancillary status in relation to that procedure. The work of Conceptual Writing is supposed to be its concept, so its realization exists as a kind of bastard object, a by-product, a parte maudite, or even, a necessary evil.

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