That was one of the worst aesthetic experiences ever! The Bad Class today featured a dude who seems intelligent enough but whose project was an experiment in p0lyphhony. So it was called "R3connstitution" and was for 6 voices, which had specific genders and roles like the 'ur-mother' and 'white colonizer' and 'native'. There was mass rebellion at the genderedness and the dude was very upset and frustrated that people wouldn't do it like he wanted it. the parts were broken up into syllables which were mostly nonsense but then sort of turned into bits of the preamble to the U.S. C0nstittution. So picture someone beating time on the table and 6 people going "meh meh meh na po na na na .... ni ni ni sha na na" or whatever. OMG so awful! The dude kept making them start over because they'd get out of sync.
I refused to participate, but at one point the prof was getting very silly with a long sequence of "neh"s and I said something obnoxious about neighing and pony play. He almost choked laughing but it made him neigh harder and sillier, which cheered me. I'm going to call him Professor Ponyboy. My friend in there, Nene, was also being obnoxious as was the dude next to me who during the moments of confusion kept saying in a high squeaky girl voice, "I have a penis!"
how this was anything to do with translation I have no fucking idea...
My favorite part during the dude's explanation before the 'performance'.... (which i should add he originally wanted to write in alg0nquin) when he said something like, "And then in the middle of the project I realized that r3constittution is what you do with orange juice. And so orange juice is totally false, just like the constitution! " There was a lot more about hegel, dichotomous polysemy, the paradise of the ur-mother and the native in the eden-like world before the white colonizers come, but I was actually giggling horribly during most of it. seriously people. This class I lost it. I couldn't control myself.