TOTORO - JAPANESE
...one of his research will be on the
typical behaviour of the Japanese to take pictures in front of a famous places of
scenic and historical interest
Dearest regarded Totoro,
At the very beginning I want to sent out all my
gratitutes for your letter from March 26th and May 19th, which where written to me by your
team in Japan.
Since a little while now I get more and more neglected by my
secretary, Mr. Boris Nieslony, who prefers to mix up his personal interests with his
important mission of the institute as natural as mixing water with oil. On one hand he is
an indispensable collaborator of the institut, on the other hand he is extraordinarily
hard to bind and prefers to dawdle around over his hobbyies which there are the fine arts,
the contemporary art and, of cause, the performance art costing all his energy so that he
looses his perspective in serveral tasks offered by the institute, and especially the
support of my delicatest mission The Devined and Devinitive Positing of the Archimedean
As you see, I have to remind him seriously on the
priorities all the time that we are able to continue our correspondence. However, he is
quiet restless but unpayable character of our institute.
Next to your writings you sent a small photograph possible showing
you on one branch of the cherry-tree.... an appearence of the spirit of nature ?
Easily I can imagine that inside this landscape, inside this trees a
research would succeed more than well and so with I hurry up to find the way to your
extraordinary letter and my answers to it.
The foundation of our institute ensued in several steps which I
cann´t declare through this small letter but I would like to explain some short facts:
The first step was a kind of selection. I met Mr.
Boris Nieslony as I saw him passing by the shopwindow I was sitting in and I would like to
describe it this way. I commanded him to found this institute and to be my secretary for
the rest of his life. His qualification to realize this command immediately was the
ability to wake me from my farytaly dreams by taking me out of the shopwindow and standing
his own under my services. The date of founding the institute was some days later, in the
The first and delicatest mission of the institute is the one I have
to solut: The Defined and Definitive Positing of the Archimedean Point. One other mission
of my secretary was to find further collaborators qualified for my delicatest mission and
for the needs of this institute.
The exercises enclose the representation and development of
imaginary solutions with a familar gestus as fallowed to the
pataphysical aknowledgment in a long, now 100 years holding tradition. The pataphysical
technic and science is the exemption of the human from his own intricacies to take them
further and find out the related solution.
Since each exercise is related to persons working
them out of the institute changes its attribute by the level of presence of this persons.
To name some examples of the institute´s daily life:
Long years had worked our collaborator Mr.Bernhard Schwarz in the
researches of The Normatife Equivalent-Theory in human spaces.
Our collaborator Madam Elisabeth Steger has a very important theme:
First you brake windows - later on you are a window.
Our Collaborator Mr. Boris Nieslony researches - next to his service
as my secretary - the relation between Koans and Daily Life Plots and within
his profession as a sniffing nose he searchs for intricacies of the human
conciousness within the subproject Atlantis
In order to that the name which you , regarded Totoro, wanted to
give to the frame of our plan of meeting in Japan is not right, The Defined and
Definitive Positing of the Archimedean Point is a special exercise of my institute
but not theme at the meeting between us. In case that you also have this special vision
and you want to solut the same problem in your country, it is existing as much in your
country as in mine, I would like to know which steps are reveled to me to recognice this
positioning of the Archimedean Point or, to think further, how is this positioning to do ?
Please don´t hasitate to tell every success and each detail of your
experience to me and my institute, if this the case.
However, I recognize a perspective on your researches ( is this
really a research or is it one of the hobbies which my secretary use to practice ?) which
you describe as follows:
One of your researches will be the typical behaviour of the Japanese
to take pictures in front of famous places of scenic and historical
In this sence I want to begin with questions:
1. What does this have to do with the theme The Defined and
Definitive Positing of the Archimedean Point ?
2. What is the vision behind for the solution of the typical
behavior of the Japanese ?
Dearest Totoro you are waking my couriosity, how
you will apply the pataphysical solution (or other solution, I don´t know) for this
problem. My couriosity is so rigorous that it´s forcing me to join your experiences in
In one thing I´m quiet sure, and these are unalterable conditions
of such attitutes of the science which you - as spirit of nature - and me - as
a pataphysician - use to practice: Parody , how are you telling me in your
last letter, is not a technic to solut a problem. Parody is a part of the prejudice and
confusion of the human within their hobbies enclosing f.e. the art, the science, the
economy and all kinds of social forms of human life, how I allready mentioned before. Only
our self-evidents, our responsibility, the matter of course of our visions exempt the
human from thier problems.
Likewise your annotation about the copyright takes part in this
situation. I guess, that this problem showed up by a missunderstanding and there by
eveolved a political confusion.
Visions which suppose to exempt the human out of their selfmade
actions and selfcrochet problems ( and I can imagine this suppose of you, as a spirit of
nature) have nothing to do with questions of copyrights.
Our institute agrees with the questions of conciousness how they are
exercised from you and from our institute and preserving the deepest structures of
culture. This structure should neither be govern by the hobbies or works of the human nor
controlled by the prejudice of his conception of the world and his critic to it
In this context the meeting between yours, regarded Totoro, and my
humble self should happen within two substantial strategies:
1. The meeting should allways happen in the public and enclose
different public institutions. The Gallery Aoyama would be our office of strategies and
our collection-point for appearing documents, which could be presentated there. The
representation of your researched subjects and the ones of our institute should help to
promote the solution of problems and the exemption from problems. As an example: From my
point of view it is nessesary to represent the introduction and demonstration of The
Defined and Definitive Positing of the Archimedean Point of an observatory and/or
inside an university.
2. Since the intended research is impossible without help it is
nessesary to gain other collaborators. They are to find through promoting.
I´m very delighted that your secretary - or how
do you call these collaborators in your country ? - Chikako Mori will help you to realize
the meeting between us and the demostration of your researches and the ones of our
institute. Likewise I´m gladden about your success in gaining Mrs. Junko Aikawa and the
Gallery Aoyama for organizing the meeting .
Now it is time to slide off and brake the last contacts
to the realities for today, farewell regarded Totoro, I start to passover, slow and