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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.
    Wed, Feb 10, 2010  Permanent link
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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 :

    Sun, Jul 5, 2020  Permanent link

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    Great minds discuss


    Average minds discuss


    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
    Fri, Jun 12, 2020  Permanent link

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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
    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
    Fri, Jun 12, 2020  Permanent link

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    A rowan like a lipsticked girl.
    Between the by-road and the main road
    Alder trees at a wet and dripping distance
    Stand off among the rushes.

    There are the mud-flowers of dialect
    And the immortelles of perfect pitch
    And that moment when the bird sings very close
    what happens.

    text : Seamus Heaney, "Song", 1979
    photos : Syncopath, A Stormy Day, Tel Aviv Beach, 2013

    Sat, Jun 6, 2020  Permanent link

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    walk on air



    better judgement.

    text: Seamus Heaney 1939-2013
    the famous Irish poet used this phrase in his 1995 Nobel Prize lecture
    this is also the epitaph inscribed on his gravestone.
    The line is taken from the final stanza of The Gravel Walks.

    photos : Syncopath, Scharmützelsee, Branderburg, 2015

    more about this line:
    Historian Eugene Kielt: "It is a beautiful line, very inspirational. It is about going for it.
    We are naturally cautious and sometimes someone should throw caution to the wind.
    It is about keeping your feet on the ground but looking up as well. It is about risk taking and not being inhibited, losing your inhibitions."
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    In song and dance,
    man expresses himself as a member of a higher community.
    He has forgotten how to walk and speak,
    and is on the way toward
    air, dancing.

    those who dance,
    appear insane,
    to those who cannot hear the music.

    text : Nietzsche Friedrich, "The Birth of Tragedy", 1872.
    images : from Reich Richter Pärt, The Shed , N.Y. 2019

    Galerie article: Shed's new multidisciplinary venue opens with a performative exhibition, a collaboration between Steve Reich Gerhard Richter and Arvo Pärt.

    videos :
    * “Reich Richter Pärt” (04:10)
    * Steve Reich on Composing Reich/Richter (03:37)
    * Rehearsing Reich Richter Pärt (02:45)

    * Steve Reich-Gerhard Richter, performed by Ensemble Signal (07:49)
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    un Autre.




    an Other.

    text : Arthur Rimbaud (Wiki) 1854-1891
    images : Frida Kahlo (Wiki) 1907-1954 self portraits and photography

    the espression: Je est un autre / I is another = appears in two letters of Rimbaud:
    1. Lettre de Rimbaud à Georges Izambard May 13th,1871
    2. Letter to Paul Demeny May 15th, 1871 - where Rimbaud states:
    "Je dis qu'il faut être voyant, se faire voyant. Le poète se fait voyant par un long, immense et raisonné dérèglement de tous les sens."
    "I say one must be a seer, make oneself a seer. The poet makes himself a seer by an immense, long, deliberate derangement of all the senses."

    * video + text of this letter in French
    Sun, May 17, 2020  Permanent link

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    The way towards ‘wisdom’ or towards ‘freedom’

    is the way towards


    inner being.



    the simplest

    definition of metaphysics.

    text : Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher.
    image : Doug Aitken, "Don't Forget to Breathe" installation, Santa Monica, L.A., 2019
    youtube : Private View: Doug Aitken

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    It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion,

    it is easy in solitude to live after our own,


    the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd

    keeps with perfect sweetness





    text : Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882, from essay "Self-Reliance", 1841
    image : Spencer Tunik mass nude photography in Hull East Yorkshire, 2016
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    The Guardian: Thousands of people gathered at dawn in Hull to be painted blue and photographed for installation celebrating city’s relationship with the sea.
    Youtube : Sea of Hull (08:00)
    Thu, May 7, 2020  Permanent link

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