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Babylon acted through its semester long occupation of the office of Edmond and Corrigan, my inclination to understand the students as motivated agents, and my belief that the proportions of Babylon, the long ruined city, could carry my grief into the university project. It was not about maintaining the aesthetic experience of the table once occupied by Peter’s infamous studio.; I was never his student. Nor was it about a defacement or defilement: Peter was crudely human to me. I could easily have forged something like a proper studio, steeped in a historical positivism, but I have my own understanding of what a studio is. My ballot was a tactic as much as a confession. It was evidence of the effectiveness of a communal life and a private life. It is what I put forward here now, as the impetus of this studio.

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