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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 - that is aiming to reach beyond the local identity of the practitioner, unto an embodied-conscious-state which is open and inter-connected to all Life.
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    Every human being is an artist, a freedom being, called to participate in transforming and reshaping the conditions, thinking and structures that shape and inform our lives.

    Every human being is an artist, who from his state of freedom - the position of freedom that he experiences at first-hand - learns to determine the other positions in the total artwork of the future social order.

    Creativity is not limited to people practicing one of the traditional forms of art, and even in the case of artists, creativity is not confined to the exercise of their art. Each one of us has a creative potential, which is hidden by competitiveness and success-aggression. To recognize, explore and develop this potential is the task of the School.

    Here my idea is to declare that art is the only possibility for evolution, the only possibility to change the situation in the world. But then you have to enlarge the idea of art to include the whole of creativity. And if you do that, it follows logically that every living being is an artist – an artist in the sense that he can develop his own capacity. And therefore it is necessary at first that society cares about the educational system, so that equality of opportunity for self-realization is guaranteed.















    * Joseph Beuys (1921–1986) was a German Fluxus, happening, and performance artist as well as a painter, sculptor, medallist, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist, and pedagogue.

    His extensive work is grounded in concepts of humanism, social philosophy and anthroposophy; it culminates in his "extended definition of art" and the idea of social sculpture as a gesamtkunstwerk, for which he claimed a creative, participatory role in shaping society and politics. His career was characterized by open public debates on a very wide range of subjects including political, environmental, social and long term cultural trends. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century. (Wikipedia)
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    Stay loose.
    Learn to observe snails.
    Plant impossible gardens.
    Invite someone dangerous for tea.
    Make little signs that say "yes"
    and distribute them all over your house.
    Become a friend of freedom and insecurity.
    Look forward to dreams.
    Cry watching movies.
    Swing as high as you can with a swing in moonlight.
    Cultivate different moods.
    Reject to be "responsible".
    Do it out of love.
    Take a nap.
    Pass money on. Do it now. Money will follow.
    Believe in magic.
    Laugh a lot.
    Bath in moonlight.
    Dream wild, imaginative dreams.
    Draw on walls.
    Read every day.
    Imagine yourself to be enchanted.
    Giggle with children.
    Listen to old people talk.
    Open yourself, dive in, be free.
    Bless yourself.
    Let go of fear.
    Play with everything.
    Entertain the child in you.
    You are innocent.
    Build a castle out of blankets.
    Get wet.
    Embrace trees.
    Write love letters.
    And dance as much as you can!












    text : "How To Be An Artist" a poem by Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (SARK)
    image : Christo and Jeanne-Claude "Surrounded Islands", Miami, Florida, 1983
    about Surrounded Islands project : https://christojeanneclaude.net/projects/surrounded-islands

    * this poem is sometimes mistakenly attributed to Joseph Beuys probably because of Beuys famous phrase: "Everyone is an Artist". Online, in few contexts, the poem appears in German usually titled: "Lasse dich fallen".
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    It is an undeniable fact that The Tibetan Book of The Dead is created out of the archetypal contents of the unconscious. Behind these there lie - and in this our Western reason is quite right - no physical or metaphysical realities, but “merely” the reality of psychic facts, the data of psychic experience. Now whether a thing is “given” subjectively or objectively, the fact remains that it - is.

    The Bardo Thodol was no more than this, for its five Dhyani-Buddhas are themselves no more than psychic data. That is just what the dead man has to recognise, if it has not already become clear to him during life, that his own psychic self and the giver of all data are one and the same. The world of gods and spirits is truly “nothing but” the collective unconscious inside me.


















    text : Carl Gustav Jung, Psychological Commentary on "The Tibetan Book Of The Dead"
    image : Nadav Kander, "Bodies. 6 Women, 1 Man", 2011

    video : visit in Nadav Kander London studio
    film : Bodies. 6 Women, 1 Man (10:50) by Nadav Kander

    * at the end of Psychological Commentary, Jung writes:
    "The Bardo Thodol began by being a 'closed' book,and so it has remained, no matter what kind of commentaries may be written on it. For it is a book that will only open itself to spiritual understanding. and this is a capacity which no man is born with, but which he can only acquire through special training and special experience. It is good that such to all intents and purposes 'useless' books exist. They are meant for those 'queer-folk', who no longer set much store by the uses, aims, and meaning of present-day 'civilization'."
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    You should never ask me what I can do.
    If you do not find my gift without asking
    I
    have
    none
    for
    you.

    Would you ask a woman wherein her loveliness consists? Those to whom she is lovely will not discover it so. Such questions are but curiosity and gossip. Besides, I cannot tell you what my gift is unless
    you
    can
    find
    it
    without my description.







    text : Ralf Waldo Emerson 1803-1882
    image : photos by Syncopath, Yarkon river, Tel Aviv, 2010
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    You are the butterfly


    I am Chuang Tzu


    dreaming you up















    text : Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694) is often recognized as the greatest master poet of Haiku
    English translation byDavid Young from the book "Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times"

    image : Dana Levy "The Wake" video work (04:50) 2011
    video : 1min excerpt
    text about this work : http://danalevy.net/projects/the-wake/ 
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    When you observe the world, you see people, you see houses, you see the sky,
    you see tangible objects.
    But when you observe yourself within, you
    see
    moving images,
    a world of images generally known as fantasies. Yet these fantasies are facts.

    You see, it is a fact that a man has such and such fantasy.
    and it is such a tangible fact, that when a man has a certain fantasy
    another man may lose his life. Or a bridge is built.
    These houses were all fantasies.
    Everything
    you
    do
    here,
    all these houses we sit in... everything was a fantasy to begin with.

    And fantasy has a proper reality…that is not to be forgotten. Fantasy is not nothing.
    It is of course not a tangible object, but it is a fact nevertheless. It is a form of energy,
    despite the fact we can’t measure it. It is a manifestation of something, and that is a reality.















    text : Carl Gustav Jung, from interview with Dr. Richard Evans, 1957
    images : Daniel Gordon is an American artist that lives and work in Brooklyn.

    * video : The World Within, C.G. Jung in His Own Words, 1990
    a 1hr documentary film which shows some edited parts of this 1957 interview

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    To become a warrior, every Cohiuano man must leave everything behind
    and go into the jungle, guided only by his dreams.
    in that journey, he discover, in solitude and silence, who he really is.
    He has to become a vagabond of dreams.
    Some get lost and never come back. But those that do, are ready to face whatever may come.

    You are a Cohiuano now. go back to your people.
    Give them more than what they ask for.
    Give them a Song.
    Tell them everything you see.... Everything you feel.
    Come back a whole man.



















    text : from the movie Embrace of the Serpent, Directed by Ciro Guerra, 2015
    image : stills from the film
    * trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ff7TcnqHUc



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    Great minds discuss

    ideas.

    Average minds discuss

    events.

    Small minds discuss people.

















    text : Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962
    image : The artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset erect "Van Gogh’s Ear" at Rockefeller Center in New York, 2016
    online : designboom / art
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    I share the belief of many of my contemporaries that
    the spiritual crisis
    pervading all spheres of Western industrial society can be remedied only by
    a change in our world view.

    We shall have to shift from the materialistic, dualistic belief that people and their environment
    are separate, toward a new consciousness of an all-encompassing reality, which embraces the experiencing ego, a reality in which
    people
    feel
    their
    oneness
    with animate nature and all of creation















    text : Albert Hofmann 1906-2008 was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first known person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)

    image : Hyperreal Whale beaches on the banks of the Seine river, Paris, 2017
    by Captain Boomer Collective, a Belgian activist art group. This installation comes to to raise Environmental Awareness.

    video : A sculpture of a beached sperm whale
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