The Pecha Kucha.

The Pecha Kucha is to be experienced standing and from multiple view points. There will be three “screens” in dialogue with each other as well as the intervention of “live” dust in the projectors beam. As with earlier work, the existence of the subject of the work (or the “real”) and the interpretation (or re-presentation) together in the same physical space is of great interest and I hope will be apparent to the viewer. Continue reading The Pecha Kucha.

Nicolas Bourriaud. Postproduction. Culture as Screenplay: How art reprograms the world.

INTRODUCTION. IT’S SIMPLE, PEOPLE PRODUCE WORKS, AND WE DO WHAT WE CAN WITH THEM, WE USE THEM FOR OURSELVES. (SERGE DANEY) Postproduction is a technical term from the audiovisual vocabulary used in television, film, and video. It refers to the set of processes applied to recorded material: montage, the inclusion of other visual or audio sources, subtitling, voice-overs, and special effects. As a set of activities linked to the service industry and recycling, postproduction belongs to the tertiary sector, as opposed to the industrial or agri- cultural sector, i.e., the production of raw materials. Since the early nineties, an ever … Continue reading Nicolas Bourriaud. Postproduction. Culture as Screenplay: How art reprograms the world.

Eduardo Cadava on Auguste Blanqui and Eternal Return, in his thesis Words of Light.

ETERNAL RETURN. – The thought of the eternal return is a thought of technological reproducibility. It is, as Benjamin puts it, “a dream of the amazing discoveries yet to come in the area of reproductive technology” (GS 5:429). Turning “the historical event itself into a mass article” (ibid.), it says that time repeats itself endlessly. This means, however, that what is repeated is a process of becoming, a movement of differentiation and dispersion-and what is differentiated and dispersed is time itself. There can be no passing moment that is not already both the past and the future: the moment must … Continue reading Eduardo Cadava on Auguste Blanqui and Eternal Return, in his thesis Words of Light.

Alfred Russel Wallis On the Importance of Dust.

The Importance of Dust: A Source of Beauty and Essential to Life (S547: 1898) Editor Charles H. Smith’s Note: This essay, incongruously slipped into The Wonderful Century (S726) in 1898, represents one of the best examples of Wallace’s talent as a popular expositor. [[p. 69]] When the lamp is shattered, The light in the dust lies dead; When the cloud is scattered, The rainbow’s glory is shed. —Shelley. How beautiful is the rain! After the dust and heat, In the broad and fiery street, In the narrow lane, How beautiful is the rain! —Longfellow.     The majority of persons, if asked … Continue reading Alfred Russel Wallis On the Importance of Dust.