

1.3.1 Sentences on ThreeDimensional Literature
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature is threedimensional;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature is Literature;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature is Art;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature is "written" by arranging and juxtaposing objects in space with or without the addition of linguistic signifiers;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature can be produced or received linearly;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature can be produced or received simultaneously in excerpts, but not in full;
 Simultaneity can be literary;
 If a work of ThreeDimensional Literature uses the linguistic medium — words and phrases — in conjunction with objects and space, their primary relationship is not illustrative in either direction;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature can be connected to linguistic "words and phrases" in their essence only;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature always begs the receiver to "get back to the things themselves" as a means to challenge any interpretation or function that attempts to reduce or limit it;
 Thematic and rhematic invention are included in a work of ThreeDimensional Literature;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature is always "new";
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature exists allographically and as an ideality, transcendent of its physical or immanent manifestation such that ownership of the Art is not possible, only ownership of a particular unique manifestation of it is;
 As such, a work of ThreeDimensional Literature can be executed in different places and times by different persons executing it, just as a performer might read from Finnegans Wake or stage a production of Waiting for Godot;
 The physical manifestation of a work of ThreeDimensional Literature is connected in a direct and inseparable way to its ideality;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature can be a language or a sign system;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature can be reflective: representational, narrative, signifying, thematic, metaphorical, fictional, nonfictional, poetic, analytical, historical, documentary, etc.;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature can deny its use as a language or a sign system;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature can be reflexive: abstract, nonrepresentational, nonsignifying, itself, etc.;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature is as motivated by the "misses" of semiosis as it is by the "hits";
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature explores the Semiotics of Semiosis;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature invents its own signs, codes, and functions;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature is open to an infinite number of interpretations, but it is not open to every interpretation;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature sets its own limits of interpretation which are the receiver's role to understand;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature can be appreciated, liked, disliked, felt, experienced, contemplated, functional, understood, perceived, interpreted, etc. according to its displayed intention;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature demands that it be experienced or circumnavigated one time through before being reduced by a hasty appreciation or interpretation;
 The aim of a work of ThreeDimensional Literature is Knowing;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature demands that it be understood, regardless of whether this is possible or not;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature can be a work of Art today and a work of Entertainment tomorrow, and vice versa, as it can also be a work of Art for one person at the same time as it is a work of Entertainment for another;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature cannot be ontologically, aesthetically, or epistemologically defined, it can only be subjectively and relatively determined to function as a work of ThreeDimensional Literature;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature has no essentialist security or stability, its candidacy as a work of Literature or Art is always of a conditional nature;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature is always a contribution and a movement in the direction towards defining itself;
 A work of ThreeDimensional Literature makes demands independent of any demands made for it;
 The definition of ThreeDimensional Literature relies on practice;
 ThreeDimensional Literature cannot be defined theoretically by means of a twodimensional, linguistically signifying, ideality such as this essay;
 This essay is not a work of ThreeDimensional Literature.

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