A kind of a "dangerous supplement", marked, scarred on a body, post-orgasmically, always, already in anticipation of (a) crisis OR for a desert avec 'agape'. Mindb(l)ogg(l)ing Noise. "Avalanche, would you share my last pursuit?" (Baudelaire)

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Eimai Kanonikos! Akoueis?












Your Social Dysfunction:
Normal



Being average in terms of how social you are, as well as the amount of self-esteem you have, you're pretty much normal. Good on you.
















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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

my turn

why am i not surprised?

You Belong in Rome

You're a big city soul with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?

I left my heart in a foie gras

Ah! When the web doesn't get updates with current political and social changes, when it remains obliviously stereotypical you get this:

You Belong in Paris

Stylish and expressive, you were meant for Paris.
The art, the fashion, the wine!
Whether you're enjoying the cafe life or a beautiful park...
You'll love living in the most chic place on earth.

Friday, May 25, 2007

N.B. to the juggler / 2 in 1

Our horizon is never quite at our elbows.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden




Untitled (Paris in New York), 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

more shameless self-promotion

if you missed the biennale, come along on thursday for more ombion related fun

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007

Conversing

cooperative poetry making?
aggressive mind changing?
hitting a brick wall?
growth?
wearing all stars?
social intercourse?
just a ley away from the other hand?

(excuse the family silence. and though i know it aint much consolation considering your recent loss, i'll still be blogging.)

Friday, May 11, 2007

The Fiction of Development

Enw to "PWLEITE AERAS", vriskete pro tis nomimopioisis tou - jai poios mas synaei meta!- kai enw to provlima epitelous anagnwrizete ws kata vasin geografiko-poleodomiko (jai emeis enomizame tosa hronia oti ta Inwmena Ethnoi en poleodomiki etairia, kalo!, jai epernan tous na mas to lysoun pou monoi tous), stin akri akri tou evrwpaikou nimatos tis katakoryfis ptwsis tis axias tis gis to kratos-nomos epistrefei stin arche tou, kapou sta 1534, sta 1538, sta 1541 diladi. Taftohronws i "nea pornografia" se syndyasmo me mia 50etia multi-culturalism metatrepei kai episimws olokiro to Londino se stomahiko -kai ara essentialist fantasiako- proorismo , diatirwntas etsi tin anosia tis polis stin pithani alwsi tou astikou pou erhete.




Mono to fai mas swzei! Mono to fai!


P.S. "In one of the biggest cases, nearly 60 people were arrested in the southern resort of Marbella, including ... developers, art dealers and even a well-known singer." Ibid.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Den mas ehei leipsei tipota

Eurovision or To write otherwise

κακων γαρ ουκ απειρος ουσ' ακουσομαι
Σοφοκλης, "Αντιγόνη", στ. 1191

To whiskey sto trapezi. Ena post pou perimene poli. Epistrefw s' ena protero klama, stin spektrolagneia tou video opws auti eisgage sti zwi mou ton enagkalismo tou patrikou kai taftohrona to zori tis anaparastasis tou nomou. Indeed, dioti peri aftou prokeite. Den xefevgw.Epanalipsi mimitikwn symperiforwn mesa apo kila kai antiheires-deihtes. As anaklithei pia o topos toutos. Oti den itan katharo, melaniase. Xefloudizw to kefali sou kai perigrafw entos oneirou ta pepragmena. Perites leptomeries. Apavgasma o pappous me imi-parpeta kai gyalia hronologoumena na oriotheti tin synaisthimatiki mou gewgrafia. Doormat. Syjies. The self-referentiality of a candle. I profitiki pro-tehhnologikis diathesimotitas skini.

Filtra tou kafe. Remote control sto naylon. Daneiki parousia sto erwtiko. Stin apousia tis akois ws akois arhizei i ekmathinsi tis xenis glwssas. Lathos idiaitera. I fantasiwsi tou exw apo dw, opws kathe fantasiwsi pou sevetai ton eafto tis, oneirwxi tou peripatiti kai ekinisi tis pezoporias. I veranda. Hwris to ergaleio estw tis apolytis oikeiotitas pou allwste? Ptwseis. Aftografa. Teleftaies oikogeniakes fotografies.

The manifestation of the auditory background to which intelligence is practised, was never that. The visual representation of a long-distance call, which repeats itself at the brink of departure, at the door so to speak, infesting with its internal phobic substance the possibility of occupying (the) outside, and allowing this, had either a door to substantiate it or, fittingly, a monitor of pixels. Or the obligatory tears. Vision had thus seized the elementary position of the essential when it came to conventional spatio-temporal recognition. Vision. The vision of aurality. And thus any form of legalistic advice could not be listened to after that. Its misconception staged this eternal rehersal, during which others carry the bodily scars and others trake the heat.

Gnwrisa etsi to patriko ws videografimeni fwni. Dimosia omologia apousias ex apostasews me kratika kefalaia. O prwtos loxygas - keno aeros, to prwto kalokairi opou ta synaisthimata antallasonte sta grigora, konta sto giasemi, me to parathyro katevasmeno. I shedon afi tis akois. To simadi sto parameso. Ton epomeno hrono i nomotelia apodomithike, ws eprepe. Me to ypomnima tis pithanotitas ws to-ligotero-ap'- to-kyriarhiko kai to-pio-poli-ap'-to-isws se hwrous anagnwrisimous ws dikous metagenestera. Entos tou omws ypirhe akrivws i elleipsi ws apoikiokratiki diadikasia. Short circuit feedback. O katevasmenos diakoptis, i technologiki anikanotita ws profiteia ma kai i profiteia tis technologikis anikanotitas, apla epitrepoun tin aenai antihisi tis fwnis ws kymmata.

ίτω, ίτω
Ibid, 1328

Apopse kati prepei na afisw pisw. Mazi me tin meta-nevrwsiki diathesi eirwnias, apopse prepei na afisw pisw tin pithanotita tou symvatika oikogeniakou opws afto didahtike antikathstontas to me tin symvasi tin opoia mia eikosaetia twra epivallw. Diazygio Redux stin hwra tou tele-voting.

Kalinyhta Euridice.
Kalinyhta Dwro, Anna, Andy, Kostantina, Lia, Elpida, Hari, Alexia, Gianni, Fani, Marlen, Kyriako, Demo, Konstantino, Alex, Lisa, Annette.
Kalinyhta papa.

Transversal vibrations

'For example, we have developed an artistic and a literary culture. Nevertheless, the ideals of technological culture remain underdeveloped and therefore outside of popular culture and the practical ideals of democracy. This is also why society as a whole has no control over technological developments. And this is one of the gravest threats to democracy in the near future. It is, then, imperative to develop a democratic technological culture. Even among the elite, in government circles, technological culture is somewhat deficient. I could give examples of cabinet ministers, including defence ministers, who have no technological culture at all. In other words, what I am suggesting is that the hype generated by the publicity around the Internet and so on is not counter balanced by a political intelligence that is based on a technological culture. For instance, in 1999, Bill Gates not only published a new book on work at the speed of thought but also detailed how Microsoft's 'Falconview' software would enable the destruction of bridges in Kosovo. Thus it is no longer a Caesar or a Napoleon who decides on the fate of any particular war but a piece of software! In short, the political intelligence of war and the political intelligence of society no longer penetrate the technoscientific world. Or, let us put it this way, technoscientific intelligence is presently insufficiently spread among society at large to enable us to interpret the sorts of technoscientific advances that are taking shape today.'

From Ctheory interview with Paul Virilio

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Eta oula jame!

Τετάρτη, 18 Νοέμβρη 1953

(...)

Πλάτρες: τ' αηδόνια δε σ' αφήνουν να κοιμηθείς το Μάη (στις Πλάτρες)

Ευάγγελος Λουίζος: Περιουσία εκκλησίας αναξιοποίητη.
Σύνθημα Ένωση μόνο, χωρίς ρεαλιστική κριτική μέτρων Κυβερνήσεως.
(Κυβέρνηση αόρατη αρχή. Maurice Cardiff, Ευάγγελος Λουίζος: κανείς δεν ξέρει
ποίος είναι υπεύθυνος για τα μέτρα που λαμβάνουν Διοικητής, σύμβουλοί του ή το
Λονδίνο, Colonial Office ή Treasury.)
Έλλειψη κοινής συνειδήσεως του τι πρέπει γίνει για το νησί (αγροτικά νομοσχέδια, διχασμός ΠΕΚ).

Το σύνθημα Ένωσις κάνει τους ανθρώπους να επαναπαύονται - να μην ασκούν κριτική -λ.χ. τι γίνονται περισσεύματα προϋπολογισμού κτλ. - έτσι, κριτική μένει στην αφηρημέμη διεκδίκηση.
Σύμβουλοι: μέτριοι. Εφημερίδες: χωρίς εμπεριστατωμένη λεπτομερή αρθογραφία.


Γιώργος Σεφέρης, Μέρες Στ', Ίκαρος, 1986, σελ. 106

Monday, May 07, 2007

Visites (click, click)

Lazare?
....
Deurw exw.

Saturday, May 05, 2007




Ιωάννης Κισσονέργης, Winston Churchill, 1942

Thursday, May 03, 2007

ARTALK 2007




That's It! Vito Acconci, Stalker, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hal Foster, Florian Waldvogel, and of course, as always, Omada Ergasias.
So, free your diaries from clutter and jot it down: Saturday 19 May 2007 'Nicosia Architectural Biennale - A Day with Omada Ergasias'. Private invitations to follow.





I'm so busy man at Art Land.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

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