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The Plague Year – T. S Rollins & Kids + Claude Cahun

June 8th, 2020
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    The Plague Year
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    Tim Rollins with Kids (Tim Rollins RIP -2017)

    Through his more than three decades working with the collective KOS (Kids of Survival), Rollins developed a unique model for art as collaboration, activism, and pedagogy.

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    Claude Cahun Identity Performance

  • Masks & Social Distancing Surreal Art Selection

    May 25th, 2020
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    Newsha Tavolian (artist from Tehran)

    Lee and Penck

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    (James Lee Byers and Penck holding hands with the wood statue)


  • Christ Returns.

    Paolo Gioli

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    A Poem “Corona” by Paul Celan

    April 21st, 2020
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    Roony Mara in “Carol” here.

  • Why I Recite the Same Paul Celan Poem to All My Dates

    Paul Celan reads Corona (Youtube)

  • Corona

    Autumn nibbles its leaf from my hand.
    We are friends.

    We shell time from the nuts and teach them to walk.
    Time returns into its shell.

    In the mirror is Sunday.
    In dreams come sleeping–
    the mouth speaks true.

    My eye moves down to my lover’s loins.
    We gaze at each other and we speak dark things.

    We love one another like poppy, like memory
    we slumber like wine in the sea shells
    like the sea in the moon’s blood jet.

    One heart beat for unrest.

    We stand at the window embracing.
    People watch us from the street.
    It is time people knew. It is time
    the stone consented to bloom.

    It is time it came time.
    It is time.

    The first time I read “Corona,” I perceived Celan’s hope, urgency and romance. I had never memorized a poem before and it occurred to me, after that first read, that his was a poem for committing to memory. Also, I had some time on my hands: I was on hiatus from my waitressing job because I had to temporarily wear an eye-patch.

    “Corona” is an outlier within Celan’s poetry. This poem is quite different from his defining works like “Death Fugue”—“he looses his hounds on us and grants us a grave in the air”—or “Ashglory”—“the drowned rutterblade / deep / in the petrified oath.” If you’re not familiar, Celan’s poetry is pretty dark. Celan’s writing contains explicit ties to the trauma of World War II; he spent his early twenties being forced to burn Russian literature in Bukovia and was later imprisoned in a Romanian labor camp. He was separated from his parents, who were sent to a separate camp, and was the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust. He would allude to this survivor’s guilt in the thousands of letters and poems he wrote over the course of his life until, at the age of 49, he died by suicide.

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    Previous Post (see a video of him reciting Todesfuge.. powerful & moving)

  • Staying Alive, Mask & How To Wash Hands

    March 13th, 2020

  • Carnivale Mask (sold in Venice)

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    showing how to wash hands in 2008.

  • Garlic and Ginger – G Theory

    (photo by Fung Lin Hall)

    Garlic & Ginger..the two spices that grace the oriental cooking. In contrast to other theories which circulate in the world today, They are constructive without being overly critical. They deliver the essentail services of being pungent and relevant. Unlike the Russian constructivist, the origin of this theory is ancient and anonymous. The subscribers to this theory are seldom arrogant, and their work is
    understood and appreciated by all.

  • TP Meditation I~digital image by Fung Lin Hall
    TP Meditation II digital image by Fung Lin Hall

    TP Meditation IIIdigital image by Fung Lin Hall

    Humans are the only creatures who use toilet paper – and what a nightmare!! (Don’t know who designed this paper toilet site.)