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A Prayer Wheel for Brion Gysin - I Am That I Am / Brion Gysin., 2010

Identifier: CC-52184-73305

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Scope and Contents

Produced by endwar, "this object is modeled on the prayer wheels used in Tibetan Buddism. When spun, the device reads a potentially endless recursive variant of the divine tautology "I AM THAT I AM" used in one on Brion Gysin's permutation poems from 1960. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 2010



0 See container summary (1 poem object (cherry wood, laser-etched, brass weight, axel, plastic bearing) in tube (cardboard, label)) ; prayer wheel 22 x 6 cm + tube 34 x 7 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

scroll cabinet

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Athens, Ohio : Izen. Nationality of creator: British-American. General: 1 number copy. General: Added by: RUTH; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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