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)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Renée Perle, 1931

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Against Seferis


A Public Appeal

Dear Ombiouxi

As you may or may not know, my current town of residence has only neros and costas. The purchasing of a decent bean is near impossible.
So I implore you.
Next time you're at the damn bench place (see below) can you please get me a bag of espresso? I trust your taste - go Indonesian, Ethiopian, Kenyan, I don't care.
One small bag.
And send via Royal Mail.
I mean really.
How many times do I have to ask?

Warm Regards,

P.S. we are currently accepting big bags for the 15th of February.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

±37 Words

"I, Barack Hussein Obama ...," began Chief Justice John Roberts.

"I, Barack ...," said Obama, and before he could continue, Roberts said, " ... do solemnly swear ..."

Obama: "I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear ..."

Roberts: "... that I will execute the office of president to the United States faithfully ..."

Obama: "... that I will execute ..."

Roberts: "... faithfully execute the office of president of the United States ..."

Obama: "... the office of president of the United States faithfully ..."

At that point, Roberts got back on course, leading as Obama followed with "and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

"So help you God?" asked Roberts.

"So help me God."


New Cross 19/01/2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

"If rightly made, a boat would be a sort of amphibious animal, a creature of two elements, related by one half of its structure to some swift and shapely fish, and by the other to some strong-winged and graceful bird."
Henry David Thoreau, A Week In The Concord and Merrimack Rivers, 1849

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Flags, flanga and flantzin

FLAGS FIT EVERYWHERE (Nicosia, January 2008)

FLAGS FIT NOWHERE (Nicosia, January, 2009)

FLAGS FIT EVERYONE (UNISEX / ONE SIZE) (Nicosia, December, 2008)

Academic Anti-Establishment

...no surprises...

"If this contradiction [between two antagonistic classes] is sufficient to define the situation when revolution is the 'task of the day' it cannot of its own simple, direct power induce a 'revolutionary situation', nor a fortiriori a situation of revolutionary rupture and the triumph of the revolution. If this contradiction is to become 'active' in the strongest sense, to become a ruptural principle, there must be an accumulation of 'circumstances' and 'currents' so that whatever their origin and sense (and many of them will necessarily be paradoxically foreign to the revolution in origin and sense or even its 'direct opponents') they 'fuse' into a 'ruptural unity'..."

Louis Althusser, Contradiction and Overdetermination, June 1962

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

"Any book with the word death in the title is yours" (Annie Hall to Alvy Singer)

The Hegelian idea of plastic reading confers on the notion of 'to see (what is) coming' its real meaning. 'To see (what is) coming' denotes at once the visibility and invisibility of whatever comes. The future is not the absolutely invisible, a subject of pure transcedence objecting to any anticipation a t all, to any knowledge, to any speech. Nor is the future the absolutely visible, an object clearly and absolutely foreseen. It frustrates any anticipation by its precipitation, its power to surprise. 'To see (what is) coming' thus means to see without seeing - a wait without awaiting - a future which is neither present to the gaze nor hidden from it. Now isn't this situation of 'in-between' par excellence the situation of reeading?
C. Malabou, The future of Hegel, pg. 184

What is said here of reading, and of the possibility of reading the living being per se, should we not also say it of death? If we were to ask how to name or categorize the event which a living being always 'sees coming' (letting it come to it as that which in any way will be an absolute surprise and thus be entirely unsubjective), sees coming without everseeing it come, that is to say, without ever being able to see or foresee it, and hence without ever knowing and without ever having any power over it, an event which remains for it the place marked by an absence of all power and as itself impossible, how can we not name that death, as obscure as this event remains or the thing designated as such? The ultimate unity of 'to see (what is) coming' and 'not to see (what is) coming', of the 'to see coming without ever seeing what comes in the act of seeing what comes', the 'seeing without ever seeing', and thus without everywhere and anywhere this word articulates something, whatever it is, to itself, is that not what we ought or should call or name death?
J. Derrida, The future of Hegel, pg. xxiii

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Anyone who, of his own accord, lays down the weapons of criticism also allows his power of judgment and decision to decay. In the end, he should not be surprised by his existence as a fully transparent subject. His private sphere has long since disappeared. He always leaves behind the same traces. He no longer needs to be observed and investigated, since everyone knows what he is thinking and doing anyway.

Wolfgang Sofsky, Privacy, A Manifesto

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