January 2006 Archives

Offer a reflection to the Techno Buddha


(from a series of Nam June Paik video sculptures)

January 31, 2006 | 09:40 PM | Permalink
Photographs of Peter Franck



January 31, 2006 | 09:35 PM | Permalink
TDK & Warhol



January 31, 2006 | 03:20 PM | Permalink
Nam June Paik 1932-2006


January 31, 2006 | 01:26 PM | Permalink

It's been snowing since early yesterday morning. Non-stop. Now it is nearly night. The light is turning coral grey. The snow is more than knee high.

Yesterday, as I drove through translucent white, and past dirty cars, I spoke to someone in New York. On a Nokia 6680, from somewhere south-west of Milan.

Snow is so white. Drowns out all colour and makes things so bright.

Today I worked from home. Drinking miso soup in Padania. My connection is dial-up 56K in the heartland of economic Italy. I sat in on a international conf. call on a red kitchen chair, taking notes with a pencil. Earlier I shovelled snow in the common courtyard with my neighbours. Can climate change change the way we acclimatise to culture?

What will freeze and thaw away?

Outside everything is increasingly hidden. In transformation.


January 27, 2006 | 06:40 PM | Permalink
Del.icio.us.ly late

I finally got round to keeping raw notes in zerozero6.

January 27, 2006 | 06:31 PM | Permalink
Everybody is somebody's terrorist (art & hand knit balaclavas)



January 25, 2006 | 08:45 PM | Permalink
Police & kid


(image found here)

January 25, 2006 | 08:42 PM | Permalink
Afghan policewoman


"Malalai is one of the only policewomen in Kandahar. Unlike other women in the region, Malalai works alongside men, apprehending criminals and restoring justice in one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. When working outside her home and office she is always armed beneath her burka."

(gracias elastico)

January 19, 2006 | 11:29 PM | Permalink

Laura Satana's anti-cute artwork and traditional tattoo remixes are so mutant and punk and rock'n'roll.


(thanks Marisa)

January 19, 2006 | 12:13 AM | Permalink
Ponder power

A fancy:

Would power be accepted if it were entirely cynical?

(M. Foucault)

January 18, 2006 | 11:03 PM | Permalink
Charlie White: Everything is American


(thanks indie)

January 16, 2006 | 11:11 PM | Permalink
1 thing I did in Tokyo (a self-portrait)


(digital camera & toilet of a bar of which I no longer remember the name, in the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo - Q3 2005)

January 15, 2006 | 10:06 PM | Permalink
10 things to do for free in Tokyo



January 15, 2006 | 10:01 PM | Permalink
10 pioneers of striptease



January 15, 2006 | 08:38 PM | Permalink


"Arabiia is a convertible outfit that looks at two opposing images of the Arab woman: the sexualized belly dancer and the veiled opressed woman. The costume is equipped with two servo motors and a switch. It enables the woman to flip modes between two extreme stereotypical representations typically attributed to arab women."


January 15, 2006 | 08:33 PM | Permalink


Bea Camacho ‘Enclose’ (2004).

"This clip is from the last hour of a video that documents an eleven-hour performance in real-time. During the performance I crocheted myself into a cocoon with red yarn. When I started this project, I was interested in hiding spaces and creating my own environment. I wanted to refer to ideas of fear and protection by slowly producing a safe space for myself. The project is about concealment, self-preservation, isolation and duration."

(via valentina)

January 14, 2006 | 04:06 PM | Permalink
Don QuiXote Reloaded

A fragment from Don Quixote acts as the sample for a series of remixes by contemporary artists.


The project: X_Reloaded.

"In short, he became so absorbed in his books that he spent his nights from sunset to sunrise, and his days from dawn to dark, poring over them; and what with little sleep and much reading his brains got so dry that he lost his wits. His fancy grew full of what he used to read about in his books, enchantments, quarrels, battles, challenges, wounds, wooings, loves, agonies, and all sorts of impossible nonsense; and it so possessed his mind that the whole fabric of invention and fancy he read of was true, that to him no history in the world had more reality in it."

(Thanks Regine)

January 12, 2006 | 06:20 PM | Permalink
TV sets in Cuban homes


January 11, 2006 | 06:53 PM | Permalink
Michael Hutter

There's something wonderful about the paintings and engravings of Michael Hutter.

They are by turns decadent, literate, phantasmagoric, philosophic, and sexy.


January 10, 2006 | 10:41 PM | Permalink
A Gobi Desert of the mind


"Although this region was not near any of the more or less known routes across the Gobi Desert, not only did we all, holding to our already long-established principle never to follow the beaten track, treat lightly all the difficulties before us, but there even arose in each of us a feeling somewhat of elation. When this feeling subsided, we set ourselves to work out the details of our plan, and then all the extreme difficulties of our project became apparent, and to such an exent that the question actually arose whether it were possible to carry it out at all... In spite of all this we did not give up our plan but, having pondered over the question, we decided by common agreement that we should not undertake anything for the time being but that for one month each of us should concentrate all his thought on finding some way out of this hopeless situation; and each was to be provided with the means of doing whatever he pleased and going wherever he wished."

(G.I. Gurdjieff, Meetings with remarkable men, p.166, Picador, London, 1979)

January 10, 2006 | 10:36 PM | Permalink


(image found here)

January 10, 2006 | 10:32 PM | Permalink