The Here That Therefore I Am, Here (Rocky Theme) (2016)

The Here That Therefore I Am, Here (Rocky Theme) 2016

 

I found him at the Chinatown metro stop by my house. I think he’s still there if ever you need him.

A teacher of mine had this cup that he’d always reference while it sat in the middle of classroom’s table. It was made of styroform, and would easily outlast the furthest stretches of our imaginable sense of time. He would make a point, perhaps about the notion of a hyperobject, and then affectionly refer to this cup as it sat on the table, holding about 7 ounces of water. We were reading Derrida’s ‘The Animal that Therefore I Am’. I’ve been extending these thoughts to the ‘thing’ that therefore I am, and perhaps even further to the ‘here” that therefore I am. Its a riff on that.