sAyingsometHing

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

31 Mar 2008

unified shader understands demcracy

democracy

Perpetual Motion


Unending abstract...
Simon

29 Mar 2008

Genuine Shit Art

Well, good grief I always had a feeling that conceptual art was sh*t


Now I know!

Vespers (51)

innocence (each night) is earned
again.

day fraught with sliverish
young splinters
pieces together
jewels for dream.

unless you land
a silence
to enlist mental dry goods
into gift,

no more memory but making.

the approbation
not needed
now to equal always.

Brief Notes- Commerce based Democracy

When we reach the stage in a democracy of repetition*, then we enter the "dream phase"; our alter-ego or soul, individuality finding expression through aspiration and fantasy.

A commerce-based, legislative democracy aspires to mediocrity and conformity. Individuality is compromised, indeed it could be argued that individuality is non-existent. The subjective becomes objectified, so identity becomes an objective representation... a name or number. It can be argued that objects develop a mystique (consumer goods, for example) so they acquire subjective connotations.

Individuality finds expression through the "dream phase". Technology is a major tool in our present "dream phase" and the Internet is its primary theatre - a theatre for everyone, presuming that everyone can afford to have access.

Money assumes a mythical status, representing the subjective; its artificiality (via credit cards, direct debit payments/loans and computerized, numerical representation) give it a mystique that ascends money to the status of religion, love and the arts. The artificiality of this quasi-invisible substance becomes a representation of a representation - a fluid, opaque, near-nothingness that can cause your home to be repossessed or can leave you bankrupt.

Internet self-promotion equals "everyone as an artist or author" and ties in with the concept of the "Death of the Author". This is democratic, in the best sense of the word, but the primacy of object/objectivity that we experience leads to a state of Internet users as actors who are permanently in character. This is our expression of individuality, repressed by an overtly commercial culture, an unerring, self-fulfilling narcissism that confuses fantasy and reality and leaves identity or soul objectified and reduced in status to "virtual reality".

* Democratic repetition is the stage, where money and role become more important than personal aspiration due to personal need (expression of self). Hence, a situation where similar tasks are repeated for similar ends. Academic, artistic/creative and other needs (such as public service, health care, etc.) become, primarily a means to achieve profit, rather than the primary aim to educate, entertain, or serve the public, etc.

Ultimately, the "dream phase" asks for more than the repetitive physical motions of objective representation. Eventually, the mechanical and physical give way to Romanticism (including romance) where individuality/the soul craves expression and people find this expression through any means they can. However, for many in the West, religion, particularly Christianity are currently off the agenda! So secular means of self expression are now more important than ever.

27 Mar 2008

the crucifixition will be televised.


Watching the sigur rós’s “vaka” videoclip less than a hour ago I did remember the cruel conclusion I have settled, back in 2005, for “astroenteritis” plot :

Christine, an agnostic 9-year old girl, a nurse’s daughter, permits being tortured and then being sacrificed for ending the World War III in a political negotiation before planet earth dies. Then, planet earth stays alive despite the ozone layer is already destroyed.

I wanted, and now I want it back, to “un-sexualize” my Jesucristina character so the message don’t astray from the focus, which its strong message is comparing children as defenseless and tortured beings in the same way non-vegan people permit with animals.

Moreover, videoclips as the mentioned above and shocking movies as “voces inocentes” make part of this “hidden” truth about children being tortured everyday.

….. I think this is the proper ending for that shocking storyline of mine; even it’s too painful for me in making it and I suppose that’s the reason why I had left this possible conclusion behind.

Now it’s (sadly) official.
www.flickr.com/photos/innita/332546867

. So this deadly ending leads to the present separated realities of Araeallia & Innita para No, in the World War IV.

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26 Mar 2008

Mixed Emotions

Vespers (50)

if you would aftercare your way into the heart of a child
you would be holding an adult who might (childlike)
love you for eternity.

and if you spoonfed selves of yours to looking up in light
to light to mimic what light does you would long have been
blessing probability no matter how pinched the small end of the curve.

the wool of evening answers lawn mist and some shoulders have so little
left to carry after hours. many champions seem hollow now that quiet
comes to be presented as simplicity and things to be forgotten are let go.

25 Mar 2008

Vespers (49)

hotel water is running steam
another room is drying
I afforded vegetables grilled
tonight and I afforded salad
I afforded salmon (wild)
it is my justice to be whole
a little while

you are my gesturing
the white afraid condoning
what experience extends
beside attention and intention
some of me is here
and there you reach to locate
intersection it is beautiful
outside tonight

outside tonight the thought
of a wild peace conveys
wingspan and lateral pronunciation
when the wind tenders a breath across
fourth avenue we are a song
including rests and guesses
and we unearth eternity
from its cavern of convention

auspices of silhouettes remain
the lines touching the other lines
the lines enmeshed in being
quite the smooth indulgent lines
the atmosphere of taking
what is offered and bestowing
blessed use upon an object
being yet another object
intersecting

24 Mar 2008

to carmen

23 Mar 2008

to ed...


22 Mar 2008

Vespers (48)

apprentices endowed with half potential
recognized contagious levelers
in the way collective nouns
approach our plural
resonance

our homes are tuffets
and our silver fills
small impulses turned prayer
to systems
of our jilted inclinations

limber preaching
nominates prompt tones
whittled by hearing
on the off-chance
that guesswork might be right

rinsed down by water
inflamed homemade dessert
its cost defrayed by minor spurts
refined and washed away
simply withheld for good

smurfed

smurfed

Vespers (47)

pure ruth
rooftop holds
her safely

she prays sleep
and all the world
extinguished

equals all the world
present and sure
for ruth here sleeping

21 Mar 2008

eating hybrids



Liongiraffe energy


progressionary revisionary complexes

are hidden in a Zebraoctopus


Paul) - wind beating- Cherche Zebradolphin in the sea


Aristotle{CODA


in me a vortex eats out column reality


cortex {CODA


cortex market encore!


S.} music - a selection swirling testicular

S.} music - self recessionary in

my Sisyphus pupae)


pupae


A line witgrid tides energymass

wisely

wittily

music musical musically


an artificial

Aphrodite beaucoup!


such a fallacy!!


music fallacy!


lock and Cherche linegrid de mon Lionoctopus


the wind's blowing mi video ?


no


the Zebragiraffe is


20 Mar 2008

England



British landscape through the eyes of a computer/artist.
I am happy for people to use this image collaboratively - with any art form (e.g. video, music, art, text, etc.) Creative Commons Copyright (Attribution) applies link.
Simon Harris 20/03/2008

18 Mar 2008

~

Zero mass is a great blast
don't dis me yo neutrino
man, mi cortex vortex protest
convex complex Sisyphus
columbine column line
grid lock fuck off

thy market will eat its self
recessionary progressionary
revisionary metaphorical reality
incest crows nest
camera-shy revolution
turns/spinney
underpinning renaissancairy

glib testicular ever ready
Ringo Starr Berlin Wall
Hammer Head
loan me a loan (Cutty Sark)
to pay back the loan to
pay the loan to prop up the bank

Merci beaucoup! Ca va? (Tax me)
Ca va bien merci et vous?
A la busca (chanson) my heart
cache-cache! Cherche encore! (Taxi)

music video music video music video {CODA S.}
music video music video music video
Dusty Springfield!
Paul Simon!
Diana Ross!
Soap
Out of the washing tide
the pomegranate, dolphin
Aristotle and Aphrodite
the fickle stickle whimsical
liberal beautiful musical
artificial money
poured the wit energy of
immeasurable selection
swirling tides fish pupae
necromancy hurricane whirl wind
beating at the fist of Zebra
Octopus and Giraffe
the Lion stood wisely
nodded like a shrimp unshelled
our apathetic fallacy!

Quel abre? Quel abre du reves?
De connaissence?

12 Mar 2008

Dizzy Feet


Thank you to Miss Boux for allowing me to use her fantastic photograph in this picture. Here I'm trying to depict movement, or imagined movement.
Simon

11 Mar 2008

volcano


10 Mar 2008

Black Robert Journal

The inaugural issue of Black Robert Journal is online
Black Robert Journal
Work by David-Baptiste Chirot, Bonnie MacAllister, Deborah Poe, Andy Nicholson, Ed Schenk, Cralan Kelder, Manas Bhattacharya, Pradip Datta, Alexander Jorgensen, Brent Calderwood, Pat Clifford, Kathup Tsering, Tim Martin, Subhashis Gangopadhyay, Peter Grieco, and Elena Stefoi.

Black Robert Journal

9 Mar 2008

gloves save the queen

gloves save the queen:
make us victorious,
happy and glorious,
our future is dream,
gloves save us all!

Gloves save the Queen

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plymouth

this is my// print

(prints seek owners)

what are you doing there?
doing there much//

do me//in happiness
by painting poems with art

i know this alien poem by heart:
"Plymouth, Simon"


Plymouth, Simon

8 Mar 2008

this is not the art

This is the art
this is not the art
This is the art
this is not the art
Could you//
take my//
prints for//
sale
Do you//
have frames?//
How much//
do you// take?//

I like your abstracts//
email me//in 2 months

Okay//
Great//

I am not the Internet
I am the Internet
I am Japan
I am Russia

May I whoreship at the high church of capitalism?
This is the art
not the writing of it
not the painting nor
the dancing of it
A fine art by happiness
this art of doing
I am driving to Plymouth

Plymouth doesn't own me,
It owns capitalism

As you read
this poem you become
aware you are reading it
and this is the art
not the poem

when you made your coffee this morning
you made the art
not thinking

I went to the theatre
on Tuesday February 2nd
walking there was the art
not the drama

I am an alien in my own land
Our culture is any culture
Our art is our first steps
to doing, undoing knowing
by this art happiness
by this we seek each other

5 Mar 2008

south american top 40

Nicolas Ulloa: "chilling is my business and business is good"





Nicolas Ulloa is an accomplished graphic artist born in Bogotá to a family of artists. He specializes in multimedia work, web design and motion graphics.
He recently has studied under award wining animator Carlo Guillot.
He has exhibited his illustration work at Galeria Colombiana De Diseño where he won the call to participate in the homage to Lewis Carroll “unbirthday”; where he was selected among hundreds of contestants.
This young talent surprises us with his broad range of skill and sensitivity in his drawing.
Known for being a musician and a composer in his personal as well as client based projects. He is the founder of the Ska pioneer band Skartel Sound System, which has shared stage with the legends like The Skatalites and “Autenticos Decadentes”.
Nicolas Ulloa’s biggest design project to date, was his collaboration on the the uber-website, that combines the best of sites like MySpace and you tube for multinational Cognizant; a member of NASDAQ 100. This project encompasses an internal social networking website with thousands of members worldwide, where Nicolas’s participation in this mega project, included, Games layouts, Motion Graphics videos and collage style layouts, which gives it a unique concept and a fresh Image of a well traveled connoisseur that adventures the world without limitation and brings closer together the company’s employees.

Q: Nicolas, how long did this project lasted and how where you involved in it?
A: This is a project where I participated as a freelance Graphic Designer working from Bogotá, commissioned By Lead Dog, which works with another marketing agency in Bogotá. It lasted about 4 months. My participation included the making of more than 58 web pages layouts with 9 basic layouts and adobe after effects animation for the videos and wallpapers.

Q: What personal projects are you working on now?
A: I am working on my solo music projects of electronic contemporary music. Including rock, Latin music and reggae.
I also have a radio. And in the design ground I have personal projects where I create animation based on my music.

www.nicolasulloa.com

4 Mar 2008

Harvest


Visual comment on the perceptual merging of virtual reality and reality. A big thank you to Miss Boux for allowing me to use her excellent photograph in this picture.
Simon

Vespers (46)

chastity concludes at home.
or thereabouts. winter
resolves itself,
one noun at a time.

I lived where there were drifts
again. the motor noticed
the ingredients of chore,
one at a time.

one ventured across roads
that seem impossible from distance
and in vivid past tense.
one fears resonance entirely.

one becomes a moon
in which the hopeful
notice their demise.
and make it never necessary again.

2 Mar 2008

The
Internet is Useless

1 Mar 2008

~

A see thing mass of spectra
your cunt is brittle
Mrs James put the cat out
left for the night
spectre, speeching for del abre
my antelope is deer
fantasies wrought right
our Eastern sunrise,
laughter at the shopping mall

flowers "take care" disappear
in atmosphere it goes good
brother our Sundays are Photoshopped
re appear now cold like spheres
Tech Station, re education
The Times supplement, a magazine
here, you bent your body in
half I lick your wounds
illumine, disappear