Ada Smailbegovic´

from Of the Dense
and the Rare


Within the bounds of dense and rare there is a fold of matter, such that matter folds and unfolds itself without creating a vacuum. The two systems of folding that render matter expressive move either as arrows of differentiation shooting outward from an infinity into which all things are ultimately folded up to make a field covered with dots of sand, jet, balsam, marble and winter pear; or folding out from the infinite points in this field, each of which enfolds within its infinitely complex identity all relations with all other such points, so that its unfolding is the unfolding of the universe.