When Rammellzee armours and empowers the letters, he does it in order to free them from the constraints of the alphabet. As a graffiti writer, rapper, and sculptor, he explored the ability to liberate the transcendental powers of the alphabet corrupted by Western culture. Cosmic electromagnetic equations and a detailed warfare plan is analysed and mapped out in his theoretical manifesto Ionic Treatise (1979). Deconstructively intricate? Yes. Crystal clear? Not quite. But full of a mind-bending logic that launches an accurate criticism towards the hegemony of encircled knowledge and the tendency to deploy language as a dominating effort and an organisational tool against those less powerful.
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