Barry Alpert
from Cento Magazine

The Outrageously Invoked Tradition



 via Eleanor Antin, Vito Acconci, & Edward Dorn

Does it anticipate & disarm,

or fail through its familiarity?


Does she anticipate

by deliberately

(r)(p)unning the old

war(e)ho(r)(u)se into the (ground) (round)?


Did she decide on its "conceptual tone"?

In what direction was the arrow aimed?


Moma's text

             (a term so cool

               it can't be bothered):


"It passed thru Conceptual Gap

but missed Truth or Consequences

on one of its gay loops."