The Warrior of Capestrano (Italian, 6th C. BCE)

– photo: Francesco Salerno

inscription on the sculpture (left strut) reads,

Me, a beautiful image made Aninis for King Nevio Pompuledio.

first known dedication to an artist. (from here)

 

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utopian machine network things

While the idea of ‘utopia’ appears naive and even hysterical under capitalist realism, the pathologization and irrationalization of anti-capitalist longing presents an enduring threat. In the face of the hard-right global turn, these problems must come to the foreground of our struggles.

the weird and the eerie

…the weird is that which does not belong. This mode brings something to the everyday which does not belong there and cannot be reconciled with it. The form that is most appropriate to the weird is the montage; hence the preference within surrealism for the weird combinations. Modernist works of art/culture can often seem weird because we are in the presence of the new…

Fisher:…the weird is constituted by a presence — the presence of that which does not belong. In some cases of the weird (those with which Lovecraft was obsessed) the weird is marked by an exorbitant presence, a teeming which exceeds our capacity to represent it.

The eerie concerns the most fundamental philosophical questions: why is there something here when there should be nothing.

Fisher:…The sensation of the eerie occurs either when there is something present where there should be nothing, or is there is nothing present when there should be something.

…to exist on a map is to have value. … Beryl Markham: “A map .. is a symbol of confidence and trust. It is not like a printed page that bears mere words”.

Yuk Hui:…machine management of almost everything: drone killings, DDos attacks, deep packet inspection, etc. … it is important to avoid romanticising a human machine complex as “machine assemblages”.

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the legitimation of network representations as being the science of human survival – Olivier Auber

network critical

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lyrics to “Hallelujah Money” by Gorillaz & Benjamin Clementine (courtesy Genius)

[Verse 1: Benjamin Clementine]
Here is our tree
That primitively grows
And when you go to bed
Scarecrows from the far east
Come to eat
Its tender fruits
And I thought the best way to perfect our tree
Is by building walls
Walls like unicorns
In full glory
And galore
And even stronger
Than the walls of Jericho
But glad then my friend
Out in the field we shall reap a better day
What we have always dreamt of having
Are now for the starving
It is love, that is the root of all evil
But not our tree
And thank you my friend
For trusting me

[Hook: Benjamin Clementine (Choir)]
Hallelujah
(Hallelujah)
Hallelujah money
(Past the chemtrails)
Hallelujah money
(Hallelujah money)
Hallelujah money
(Hallelujah money)
Hmmm
Hallelujah money
(Hallelujah)
Hallelujah money
(Oooh)

[Bridge: 2-D]
How will we know?
When the morning comes
We are still human
How will we know?
How will we dream?
How will we love?
How will we know?

[Spoken Verse: Benjamin Clementine]
Don’t worry, my friend
If this be the end, then so shall it be
Until we say so, nothing will move
Ah, don’t worry
It’s not against our morals
It’s legally tender
Touch my friend
While the whole world
And whole beasts of nations desire
Power

[Bridge 2: 2-D]
When the morning comes
We are still human
How will we know?
How will we dream?
How will we love?
How will we know?

[Hook: Benjamin Clementine (Choir)]
(Hallelujah money)
Hallelujah money
(Past the chemtrails)
Hallelujah money
(Hallelujah money)
Hmmm
Hallelujah money
(Hallelujah money)
Hallelujah money
(Oooh)
Hallelujah money
Hallelujah money
Hallelujah
Hallelujah money!

[Outro: Spongebob Squarepants]
(Cries)

 

{from Genius}

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Heiner Müller’s instagram courtesy of n.1edicoes

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anciency
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CAPITAL CAPITAL CAPITAL
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τραῦμα
National Scandal
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Trans-European Express

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this with Theatre with Audience the documentary about Andrzej Wirth are taking my thoughts about the next Minus Theatre (VMG) piece in the direction of playing to the land

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supermoneytrumpulism

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MINUS THEATRE ADVERTISEMENT

SHIT

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                  REAL

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back to school black box recorder!

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again and again, against all, against

…it must be cried out, at a time when some have the audacity
to neo-evangelize in the name of the ideal of a liberal democ-
racy that has finally realized itself as the ideal of human history:
never have violence, inequality, exclusion, famine, and thus eco-
nomic oppression affected as many human beings in the history
of the earth and of humanity. Instead of singing the advent of
the ideal of liberal democracy and the capitalist market in the
euphoria of the end of history; instead of celebrating the ‘end of
ideologies’ and the end of the great emancipatory discourses, let
us never neglect this evident macroscopic fact, made up of innu-
merable singular sites of suffering: no degree of progress allows
one to ignore that never before, in absolute figures, never have
so many men, women, and children been subjugated, starved,
or exterminated on the earth.

– Jacques Derrida in Spectres of Marx

pique-assiettes

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