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Art, poetry, digital art, photography, criticism and essays.

30 Apr 2007

Issue five of Otoliths

Issue five of Otoliths has just gone live, with Paul Siegell, Andrew Topel, Jordan Stempleman, Ernesto Priego, Paolo Manalo, Eileen Tabios, Jeff Harrison, Katrinka Moore, Corey Mesler, Raymond Farr, Steve Rodgers, Robert Lee Brewer, Mark Cunningham, Martin Edmond, Steve Timm, James Sanders, Audacia Dangereyes, Thomas Fink, Spencer Selby, Maria Zajkowski, Richard Lopez, Marcia Arrieta, Tom Hibbard, Matina Stamatakis, Louise Landes Levi, Márton Koppány, Anny Ballardini, Jill Jones, Craig Santos Perez, mIEKAL aND, Dax Bayard-Murray, Ed Schenk, MTC Cronin, Alana Madison, Alexander Jorgensen, Andrew Taylor, Carol Novack (& Stan Crocker), Stephanie Green, Maurice Oliver, Caleb Puckett, David-Baptiste Chirot, Derek Motion, James Maughn, Michael Rothenberg, Tom Beckett, Nick Piombino & Richard Kostelanetz.

Otoliths

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inter . . .

safe text mentions
you three foils
after penitence recall

the daffodils beside
this page revive
these damp though

waxen penitent emergencies
if this is
what we are

portents of lawn
filled leitmotif made
integral because portray

gifts lumens made
affordable through veiled
chance walking being

Portraits of Simon...

The Great British Bureaucracy

Before this country comes to a stop.
I'd like to suggest something simple
and clear,
The thing you are trying to do
is the most important,
The proof of the pudding
is in the eating!

29 Apr 2007

Narcissistic Transparency....

28 Apr 2007

Self Portrait 2

26 Apr 2007

inter 2 lude

you is a
pronoun dig
I

vertically
rinse excess
from witless tiding

witness protection programs
me to
rise

speakeasy
not so
easy at all

24 Apr 2007

its the number of the postage

its the number of the postage

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vespers (8)

attunement limbers
while you
linger here

loneliness mis-
construed requires
(requites) constructive
innocence

energetic benefits
the open ears and
arms

width like long
generous summer
certain to
lapse
again

23 Apr 2007

wargames

wargames

22 Apr 2007

Nonreality

Hypereality was the state of Western society, now we have Nonreality.

Nonreality is not nothingness, nothingness confirms flux - it is the perception of, or value attributed to things rather than the absence of things.

Nonreality is the dismantling of Western culture and, at the same time, its resistance to this. Hypereality emerges when the significance of things outweigh the function or substance of things.

Nonreality is where the significance of things does not match the thing it signifies. Therefore, the "Hypereal linkage", where value shifted from things to their representation, has been broken. In other words, significance has lost contact with the thing that it originally signified.

One could argue that an artificial Christmas tree is a good example of Hypereality. This is because the actual tree is no longer present, only a representation is left. A sign, to appropriate meaning, rather than the actual thing its self.

A Nonreal Christmas may just include the presents and no artificial tree. Therefore the celebration of Christmas loses any contact with its original meaning, actual or signified. Instead Christmas becomes a celebration of a commercialised culture, that is at odds with the original intent of Christmas.

Hypereality functioned in the sense of representational meanings, that helped people to make sense of the world, even if though the original things have been lost.

Nonreality is a dislocation of represented things to their representational meaning. In other words we have not just compromised substance, we can no longer see the sense of these values that represented substance, by proxy. Therefore, we have an "arbitrary surface" in Western society. In other words, constant flux built around uncertain values.

Nonreality confirms Derrida's (and others') theory of Deconstructionism. The written word is toppling from its pre-eminent position in Western society. It has now reached the stage where the words used in the English language can no longer describe the experiences of individuals living in the west. This can be seen in textual art and poetic experiments, that can be viewed mainly on the Internet.

To comprehend Nonreality one must consider various social movements, occurrences and societal trends within the West, that have occurred over recent decades. Some I will list here;

- The ascent of technology, resulting in greater communications and travel.

- The current state of economies and employment in Western countries.

- The current malaise in Western politics.

- The ascent of multiculturalism.

- The ascent of feminism and changing roles for women.

- The increasing emphasis on business and profitability.

- The increasing amount of education, training and information available to people.

Done by: Carmen, Little Lamb, and /t..



This is by Carmen, /t. and Little Lamb. Carmen made the sign, it was my idea to put the lambs around the sign, and /t. brought it to pass. Thank you Carmen and /t. for participating. (Actually they did all the work.)

21 Apr 2007

Mosaic 2


Thanks once again to MissBoux and Beatnikside for the use of their photographs in this picture :-)

20 Apr 2007

potus, heads of state
protocol requires they have to be adressed as Peaceful Omnipotent Total Unified Shader, however during the lunchbreak it is allowed to whisper POTUS

17 Apr 2007

a portrait



....by Romanian artist Stefan Caltzia...

16 Apr 2007

M




heart confusion program
hair - convulsive
evanescent cache sleep
covers grey distances

a light Mireille erases vacuum metaphors-

MIREILLE modes - things perpetual
a Braille system eaten off by files

polarization

air cloth actually

15 Apr 2007

Vespers (7)

a psalm forms
and resides
here

alertness
answers branch
against the window

late percussion requires
aftercare for
glass

once
clear now
covered with distraction

what color prayer
what texture
thought

12 Apr 2007

heads of state <> prodigy



Armed and famous
hybrid embryos
posing
as
striped rabbits
are the chosen

interlude

cosmotic underdose reveals
long need
now

pressuring
the wheelspan
to push forward

where behold the
leitmotif this
offering

of
infinity your
final perfect destination

Flag


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FOAMING IN REAL HELTER SKELTER THE THOUGHT OF AVENUES RACING THE BRANCH OF A TREE THE TREE OF A BRANCH THE TWIG OF THE NIGHT THE NIGHT OF THE FORK THE FORK OF THE SUN-FALL THE FALL OF THE DEW THE WEST IS DEAD DECAYING DRAMA UNTOLD UNFOLDING ON OUR STREETS CRYING OUT FOR THE DREAM OF HUMANITY, ANIMAL INSTINCT, TOUCH, LOVE, EMOTION, MOTION DYING IN BUREAUCRATIC NIGHTMARISH NOTHINGNESS, MEANINGLESS, SWAN SONG, TO WRITE ITS EPITAPH IN NUMBERS AND REASONS STATING THE LIES OF ITS CORRUPTED AND INFERNAL CONTINUITY..........

White Picket Lamb Fence

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