PUBIC BOOT AND GRAYSCALE
"A human is a being halfway between an
alligator and a bird who wants to be a
bird. The ancient books say there are
ways humans can become something else".
- Kathy Acker `Blood and Guts in High School, Plus Two`1984 p147
Inhabiting my writing are peculiar boundary creatures
- - simians, cyborgs, and women -- all of which have
had a destabilising place in Western evolutionary,
technological, and biological narratives. These
boundary creatures are, literally, monsters, a word
that shares more than its root with the verb to
demonstrate. Monsters signify. . . . the power-
differentiated and highly contested modes of being of
monsters (may be) are signs of possible worlds -- and they
are surely signs of worlds for which "we" are responsible. (22)
Haraway, Donna. "The Actors are Cyborg, Nature is Coyote, and the Geography is Elsewhere"
Postscript to Cyborgs at Large. Technoculture Eds. Constance Penley and Andrew Ross.
Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press 1991: p 21-26.