Saturday, December 11, 2010

Memory Graphisches

Above, Göttweig Abbey (near Krems an der Donau) looks down Wachau valley. Here, in 1739, Paul Troger has painted the famous fresco in which the Roman Emperor Charles VI is represented as Apollo. The abbey owns a collection of more than 30,000 engravings, the largest Austrian private collection of historical prints. The majority of the stock comes from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Bellow, the Piazza San Marco, exactly as I have seen before my last caressed metempsychosis.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Beloved in a Bootle

Remember when Jeannie eventually got trapped in her bootle? Because it is exact the feeling I've been experimenting wherever I talk with my girlfriend (who is doing her MA in London) via Skype.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Two Hunches

Two photos which has taken me up with reminiscences: Anthony Goicolea's (bellow) recollects south Bahia’s skies and Patrick Millard's suggests lucid dreams taking place on obscure river banks...

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Our agreements to disagree

[A says: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”, apocryphal quotation atributed to Voltaire] XNOR [B says: "Where (or of what) one cannot speak, one must pass over in silence" Proposition 7, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Ludwig Wittgenstein]

TsA ≠ TfB, TsB ≠ TfB
TsA ≠ TsB, TfA ≠ TsB
TfA ≠ TsA, TfA ≠ TfB
Thus
A ≠ B
Q.E.D.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Underside of America



More than a plain cultural critic, the American writer Mark Dery might well be labeled a sub-cultural critic, such is the range of subterranean topics he dives into: fringe religions, trash movies, eudaemonists (and demonists)... Uncanny subjects drawing on the "unconscious" of America, the psychic object officially inaugurated in 1909 by Sigmund Freud, after his visit to the freak amusement parks of Coney Island.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Fear of Self


Is it better to live as a monster or to die as a good man? (Teddy Daniels/Andrew Laeddis in Shutter Island, 2010). "And what if the therapist thus misreads blessed ignorance as unbearable suffering?" (Descartes and the Post-Traumatic Subject, by Slavoj Zizek)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Gobbledygook or Googledygook?


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Tuesday, March 09, 2010