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Previously: Baby Jacques Derrida.

BABY JENNY HOLZER: [spits up]
MAN: Oh, baby Jenny Holzer, what a mess
BABY JENNY HOLZER: SPIT ALL OVER SOMEONE WITH A MOUTHFUL OF MILK IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR PERSONALITY FAST

 

BABY JENNY HOLZER: [throws doll against the door]
MAN: that’s not nice to do to our toys
we use our words in this house
we don’t hurt the doll
BABY JENNY HOLZER: EXPRESSING ANGER IS NECESSARY

 

BABY JENNY HOLZER: what is it
WOMAN: try it
BABY JENNY HOLZER: dont like it
WOMAN: how do you know you don’t like it if you haven’t tried it?
BABY JENNY HOLZER: what is it
WOMAN: it’s cauliflower
try it
maybe you’ll like it
BABY JENNY HOLZER: [touches cauliflower briefly against lips]
i dont like it
WOMAN: you didn’t even take a bite!
try a little bit more
BABY JENNY HOLZER: DESTROY SUPERABUNDANCE. STARVE THE FLESH, SHAVE THE HAIR, CLARIFY THE MIND, DEFINE THE WILL, RESTRAIN THE SENSES, LEAVE THE FAMILY, FLEE THE CHURCH, KILL THE VERMIN, VOMIT THE HEART, FORGET THE DEAD, LIMIT TIME, FORGO AMUSEMENT, DENY NATURE, REJECT ACQUAINTANCES, DISCARD OBJECTS, FORGET TRUTHS, DISSECT MYTH, STOP MOTION, BLOCK IMPULSE, CHOKE SOBS, SWALLOW CHATTER. SCORN JOY, SCORN TOUCH, SCORN TRAGEDY, SCORN LIBERTY, SCORN CONSTANCY, SCORN HOPE, SCORN EXALTATION, SCORN REPRODUCTION, SCORN VARIETY, SCORN EMBELLISHMENT, SCORN RELEASE, SCORN REST, SCORN SWEETNESS, SCORN LIGHT, IT’S A QUESTION OF FORM AS MUCH AS FUNCTION, IT IS A MATTER OF REVULSION

 

BABY JENNY HOLZER: [gnaws on keys]
WOMAN: honey, don’t eat the keys
BABY JENNY HOLZER: [gnaws on keys]
WOMAN: sweet pea, give me those, please
i’ll get you some real food
BABY JENNY HOLZER: [gnaws on keys]
WOMAN: wouldn’t you rather have a cookie than those cold nasty keys, honey?
BABY JENNY HOLZER: PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT

 

FEMALE VOICE: ‘The truth is people are pushed around by two men who move all the bodies on earth into patterns that please them.’
MALE VOICE: ‘I love my mind when it is fucking the cracks of events.’
MALE VOICE: ‘What I give to all the people who do not want to live with me is arithmetic.’
FEMALE VOICE: ‘Everyday, I do nothing important because I am scared blank and lazy. But then the men come. I put my mouth on them. I spit and write with the wet.’
MALE VOICE: ‘I was not born live. This body grew but I did not feel cells split.”
BABY JENNY HOLZER: [grunts slightly]
MALE VOICE: hang on
is she going?
FEMALE VOICE: i don’t know
MALE VOICE: I think she’s going
FEMALE VOICE: maybe it’s just gas
BABY JENNY HOLZER: [makes face of concentration]
MALE VOICE: I think she’s going
FEMALE VOICE: well, check it, then
MALE VOICE: I can’t check it
what if she’s still going?
FEMALE VOICE: fine, then
don’t check it
or check it later
MALE VOICE: but what if she IS going?
BABY JENNY HOLZER: pllllbth
MALE VOICE: she’s definitely going

 

BABY JENNY HOLZER: [plays quietly with trucks]
MAN: hey sweetie, you don’t want to play with that one
see how it’s broken? you could hurt yourself on it
why don’t you give me that one and you can have this nice new blue one
okay?
BABY JENNY HOLZER: DEVIANTS ARE SACRIFICED TO INCREASE GROUP SOLIDARITY

 

WOMAN: say goodbye, Jenny Holzer
BABY JENNY HOLZER: dont wanna go
WOMAN: I know, sweetheart
but it’s time to say bye-bye and go home
BABY JENNY HOLZER: DONT
WANT
TO GO
WOMAN: we have to get home
BABY JENNY HOLZER: [throws herself down on ground] DONT WANNA DONT WANNA DONT WANNA
WOMAN: young lady, you get up this instant or I will pick you up and carry you to the car
is that what you want?
BABY JENNY HOLZER: IT TAKES A WHILE BEFORE YOU CAN STEP OVER INERT BODIES AND GO AHEAD WITH WHAT YOU WERE TRYING TO DO

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