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i am an eXperiment. a Syncopated word & image coLLage imported from Our minD sEnse-thoUght collective stream. a trial 2 eXpress the aRhythmia & the off beat that lies in-betwEEn the bond made of: imAge narrative & senSation. an aEsthetic act and aim of WondeR in the search for a CRaCK. as for if anything eXists at all it exisTs i n - b e T w e e n.
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    I am a deeply religious nonbeliever.

    This is somewhat new kind of religion. I have never imputed to Nature a purpose or a goal, or anything that could be understood as anthropomorphic. What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.

    My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver. Especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment.

    To assume the existence of an un-perceivable being… does not facilitate understanding the orderliness we find in the perceivable world. I don`t try to imagine a personal God. It suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.

    text : Albert Einstein
    images : Butoh Master Kazuo Ohno.

    Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata, are considered the origin of Butoh (originally called by Hijikata: Ankoku Butoh, the "Dance of Utter Darkness"). Butoh was evolving in the turmoil of Japan's postwar landscape. It can be described as a form of Japanese dance theatre that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, and movement.
    Wed, Feb 10, 2010  Permanent link
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    * I cannot be grasped in the here and now. For I reside just as much with the dead as with the unborn. Somewhat closer to the heart of creation than usual. But not nearly close enough.

    * The pictorial work was born of movement, is itself recorded movement, and is assimilated through movement (eye muscles).

    * Formerly we used to represent things visible on earth, things we either liked to look at or would have liked to see. Today we reveal the reality that is behind visible things, thus expressing the belief that the visible world is merely an isolated case in relation to the universe and that there are many more other, latent realities. Things appear to assume a broader and more diversified meaning, often seemingly contradicting the rational experience of yesterday.

    text : Quotes by Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    images : Roey Victoria Heifetz, Frau in Rot (Woman in Red) 2016
    photos: Syncopath

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    They who dream by day
    are cognizant
    who dream only by night.

    text : Edgar Allan Poe
    photography : Syncopath, Berlin, Twilight Alley, June 2017.
    video : Dreamword, Caetano Veloso and David Byrne

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    On every street there’s a nobody who dreams of being somebody.

    He’s lonely, forgotten man, desperate to prove




    Dans chaque rue il y a un inconnu qui reve d’etre quelqu’un.

    C’est un home seule, oublie, qui cherche, desesperement a prouver



    * Video : GESHEM (Heb. RAIN) words+music Meir Banai
    This song was written after Travis (Robert De Niro) wish that :
    "Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets."

    text : Taxi Driver poster Festival de Cannes 1976
    video : from a TV program with musician singer and songwriter Meir Banai (1961-2017)
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    Only when you drink from the river of silence,
    shall you indeed sing.

    And when you have reached the mountain top,
    then you shall begin to climb.

    And when the earth shall claim your limbs,
    shall you

    text : Khalil Gibran, Lebanese-American poet and artist (1883-1931)
    image+video : Christine Borch, extract from "Intimate Nature" performance (2013)

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    Who are the inventors of Tlön?

    The plural is inevitable, because the hypothesis of a lone inventor — an infinite Leibniz laboring away darkly and modestly — has been unanimously discounted. It is conjectured that this brave new world is the work of a secret society of astronomers, biologists, engineers, metaphysicians, poets, chemists, algebraists, moralists, painters, geometers... directed by an obscure man of genius. Individuals mastering these diverse disciplines are abundant, but not so those capable of inventiveness and less so those capable of subordinating that inventiveness to a rigorous and systematic plan.

    The metaphysicians of Tlön do not seek for the truth or even for verisimilitude, but rather for the astounding. They judge that metaphysics is a branch of fantastic literature. They know that a system is nothing more than the subordination of all aspects of the universe to any one such aspect. Even the phrase "all aspects" is rejectable, for it supposes the impossible addition of the present and of all past moments

    For one of those gnostics, the visible universe was an illusion or, more precisely, a sophism. The earth we inhabit is an error, an incompetent parody. Mirrors and paternity are abominable because they multiply and affirm it.

    One of the heresiarchs of Uqbar had stated that mirrors and copulation are obscene, since they both multiply the numbers of mankind.

    I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia.

    text : excerpts from the story Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius by Jorge Luis Borges, 1940.
    images : from The key in the Hand, Chiharu Shiota, Venice art Biennale, 2015.
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    How do i recognize that this color is red?
    It would be an answer to say: “I have learned English”.

    Wie erkenne ich, dass diese Farbe Rot ist.
    Eine Antwort wäre ‚ "Ich habe Deutsch gelernt".

    text : Ludwig Wittgenstein
    image 1+2 : Butoh dancer Gyohei Zaitsu
    image 3 : Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno
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    At ordinary times the eye concerns itself with such problems as Where? - How far? - How situated in relation to what ? .....
    In the mescalin experience the implied questions to which the eye responds are of another order. Place and distance cease to be of much interest. The mind does its perceiving in terms of
    intensity of
    profundity of
    relationships within a pattern.

    Not, of course, that the category of space had been abolished.
    When i got up and walked about, i could do so quite normally, without misjudging the
    whereabouts of objects. Space was still there; but it had lost its predominance.
    The mind was primarily concerned,
    not with measures and locations,
    but with

    text :
    Aldous Huxley, Doors of Perception (p.20), 1954.
    images : Heinz Mack, Das klavierkonzert, 1962.
    photographs by Syncopath, at the Neue Nationalgalerie Exhb: "Divided Heaven", Berlin, 2013.
    Heinz Mack is a German artist. Together with Otto Piene he founded the ZERO movement in 1957.
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    To all appearances,
    the artist acts like a mediumistic being who,
    from the labyrinth
    seeks his way out to a clearing.

    text :
    Marcel Duchamp, 'The Creative Act' lecture, 1957
    images : artist Lee Bul, Via Negativa II, at musée d'art moderne in saint-etienne 2015
    more: article+video here
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    * Logic is a poor model of cause and effect.

    * We are most of us governed by epistemologies that we know to be wrong.

    * Language commonly stresses only one side of any interaction.

    text : Gregory Bateson
    from Mind and Nature (1979) and Steps to an Ecology of Mind (1972)
    images : photographer Fabienne Cresens, Rising Waters, 2014
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