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Francofonia by Sokurov

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Art, Complexity, Death, Doc, Film, France, History, Ideas, Mystery, Review, STL, Time, Violence, Wars |

Excerpt from my review: “We eagerly divide up our lives into past, present, future (and history), and act as if the riddle of time, this most perplexing mystery, had been solved. Yet, a few scientists, philosophers, artists, poets, filmmakers and other mystics keep venturing outside these ready-made formulas….. Through a rich mixture of documentary and fiction footage, composed like the free verse reflections of a visual archeologist – the film plays with our tired eyes: will it be able to jolt us out of our endless complacency and arrogance?” […]

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MERU – a review

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Asia, Death, Doc, Mystery, Peace, Poet, Review, STL |

At the Tivoli LAST DAY IS THURSDAY OCT. 15! – My review: DEFIANTLY YOURS [for me the mountains will always bring me back to Mount Analogue & Ilarie Voronca’s “mes amis mes montagnes” – my friends my mountains] – “If you can do it, why do it?” — Gertrude Stein. The grass is always greener somewhere else, and the mountain always higher… Why do we need to move? Restlessness, exploration? The French poet Rimbaud spoke of the “nervous twitch of action”… What does it mean to be “driven”? What is “rational madness”? … For taking you relentlessly to the edge – in the same league as Touching the Void – the least we can do is make the trip to the theater! […] #stlouis #documentary #film #climbing #adventure #suspense #Himalayas #film review

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Les Nuits de Michaux’s Nights

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Art, Ego, France, Highlights, Humor, Mystery, Peace, Photo, Poet, Sci/Nat, Theater, Time, World |

Like Cioran, Lévinas, Michaux was often awake at night… Moi: L’insomnie des longues nuits./Me: The insomnia of long nights. Des fourmis rouges et leur acide formique une semaine plus tard…/ Fire ants and their formic acid a week later… Michaux: “Dans le secret de ma petite chambre, je pète à la figure de mon Roi… Cependant il est bien évident que c’est lui le Roi, et moi son sujet, son unique sujet.” – “In the secrecy of my little room, I fart in my King’s face… However, it is quite obvious that he is the King, and I his subject, his only subject.” Extrait de Le Grand Combat (1927) “Il l’emparouille et l’endosque contre terre ;
Il le rague et le roupète jusqu’à son drâle ; Il le pratèle et le libucque et lui barufle les ouillais…” /Excerpt from Le Grand Combat (1927) “He grabowerates him and grabacks him to the ground; He rads him and rabarts him to his drat; He braddles him and lippucks him and prooks his bawdles… ” […]

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Center – By Any Means Necessary

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Care, Dance, Health, Human Rights, Middle-East, Mystery, Native, Photo, Politics, Wars, Women |

One of many yoga asanas in Palestine: If they can do it on the rocky terrain against the West Bank hills on outskirts of Bethlehem. Amongst the winners of the 2013 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund: Tanya Habjouqa for Occupied Pleasures – From her website: “Occupied pleasures brings together glimmers of hope, dignity and laughter; all of which override the emblematic stresses of an occupied reality.” […]

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Banksy’s October New York Guerilla Fiesta

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Afri, Art, Asia, Care, Death, Education, Food, Galleries, Hispanic, Human Rights, Humor, Ideas, Media, Mystery, NON, Objects, Peace, Poet, Politics, Racism, Sights, Spectacle, Teach, Text, Time, US, World, Youth |

At the edges of the art world and its fetishisation, and banking on it. Make sure you check out The Sirens of the Lambs. & a summary of some of Banksy’s work (“guerilla art”) at the very bottom of the page – BETTER OUT THAN IN – October 2013 – An Artists Residency on the Streets of New York – All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside. Paul Cézanne – Consists of Excerpts from Banksy’s Site (mostly).[…]

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