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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 unperceivable 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 : Kazuo Ohno
    Wed, Feb 10, 2010  Permanent link
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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

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

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

    ... 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.

    text : excerpts from 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 : Butoh dnacer Kazuo Ohno
    image 2+3 : Butoh dancer Gyohei Zaitsu
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015  Permanent link

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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
    of existence,
    profundity of significance,
    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.
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015  Permanent link

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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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    The garden gate is opened
    as easily as a turned page
    questioned by a regular devotion
    and once inside, our gazes
    have no need to fix on objects
    that already exist completely in memory.
    I am familiar with the customs and the souls
    and that dialectic of allusions
    which any gathering of humans weaves.
    I need not speak
    nor claim false privileges;
    those who surround me here know me well,
    know well my afflictions and my weakness.
    That is to attain the highest thing,
    what will perhaps be given us by heaven:
    not veneration or victories,
    but simply to be accepted
    as part of an undeniable Reality,
    like stones and trees.

    poem :
    Simplicity, by Jorge Luis Borges
    (from Fervor de Buenos Aires, translated by Stephen Kessler)
    image : Syncopath, A woman. A bench. Brussels, 2013
    Sat, Nov 8, 2014  Permanent link

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    To grasp the full significance of life
    the actor's duty,
    to interpret it is his problem,
    to express it his dedication.

    quote :
    Marlon Brando
    still & moving image : Pacino and De Niro meeting face to face in "Heat", 1995.
    Sun, Sep 28, 2014  Permanent link

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    The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen,
    but to think what no body yet has thought about that

    text : Arthur Schopenhauer
    images : artist Doris Salcedo, istanbul Biennial, 2003.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014  Permanent link

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    The evening had no destiny at all. Since it was clear, i went out to take a walk and to recollect after dinner. I did not want to determine a route for my stroll ; i tried to attain maximum latitude of probabilities in order not to fatigue my expectation with the necessary foresight of any one of them. I managed, to the imperfect degree of possibility, to do what is called walking at random.
    I accepted, with no other conscious prejudice than that of avoiding the wider avenues or streets, the most obscure invitations of chance.

    text : Jorge Luis Borges, from “A new refutation of Time”.
    image : from "Kontakthof" a piece by Pina Bausch.
    video : Syncopath, Valse d'Orsay, 2013.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014  Permanent link

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