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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.
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    Lord Krishna said:

    Many lives you and I have lived, O Arjuna -

    Many births of mine and also of yours have passed,

    I remember them all,

    but thou dost not.

    Kill therefore with the sword of wisdom the doubt born of ignorance
    that lies in thy heart. Be one in self-harmony, in Yoga, and arise, great warrior, arise.

    text : Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna's Remembering; chapter 4; verses 5 & 42

    image : Yayoi Kusama, "All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins" (1991)
    Which is the first installation in her series Infinity Mirror Rooms (youtube link).

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    The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people.

    it does
    desperately need more
    and lovers of every kind.

    It needs people who
    live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.

    text : David W. Orr., Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics.. He is one of the editors of the book: Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (2005)

    from goodreaders preview: Our efforts to build a sustainable world cannot succeed unless future generations learn how to partner with natural systems to our mutual benefit. In other words, children must become “ecologically literate.” The concept of ecological literacy advanced by this book’s creators, the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, goes beyond the discipline of environmental education. It aims, says David Orr in his foreword, “toward a deeper transformation of the substance, process, and scope of education at all levels”—familial, geographic, ecological, and political.

    image : paintings by Jessica Serran
    image1: Expose Yourself, 2006
    image2: You-Who, 2009
    image3: Alternating Currents, 2009
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    Tyger Tyger burning bright,

    In the forests of the night:

    What immortal hand or eye,

    Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

    text : William Blake, The Tyger (last stanza), published in Songs of Experience, 1794
    Songs of Experience was published in 1794 as a follow up to Blake's 1789 Songs of Innocence. The two books were published together under the merged title Songs of Innocence and of Experience showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul: The author, painter and printer: William Blake, featuring 54 plates.
    read the whole poem here.
    image : Gerhard Richter, "Tiger" (oil on canvas), 1965

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    The entire evolution of science would suggest that the best grammar
    for thinking about the world is that of change, not of permanence.
    Not of being, but of becoming.

    We can think about the world as made up of things. Of substances. Of entities. Of something that is.
    Or we can think of it as made up of events. Of happenings. Of processes. Of something that occurs.
    The world is not a collection of things, it is a collection of events.

    The difference between things and events is that thing persist in time; event have a limited duration.
    A stone is a prototypical "thing": we can ask ourselves where it will be tomorrow.
    Conversely, a kiss is an "event". It make no sense to ask where the kiss will be tomorrow.

    The world is made up of networks of kisses, not of stones.

    text : Carlo Rovelli (physicist), from his book: The Order of Time, 2017
    image : Gerhard Richter, Abstract Painting 865-2, 2000
    photographs : by Syncopath, from the exhibition: Abstraktion, Museum Barberini, Potsdam, 2018
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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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