Monday, 6 May 2013
Alfred Jarry: A Big Fish
Alfred Jarry (seen on the right), the first pataphysician, was also a very keen fisherman who loved to fish the Seine from his beloved skiff.
Jarry defined 'pataphysics as "the science of imaginary solutions, which symbolically attributes the properties of objects, described by their virtuality, to their lineaments". Look at the shadow cast by Jarry’s skiff. Jarry fished from a fish, was seriously pataphysical even when “in Seine”. I don’t know whether or not that other great pataphysician, Raymond Quaneau, fished, but his name is pronounced canoe.