"—En el fondo —dijo Gregorovius—, París es una enorme metáfora."

(“In the end - Paris is a one giant metaphor.” Said Gregorovius.”) 

Julio Cortázar, Rayuela, 26

For those Spanish speakers - Rayuela by Julio Cortazar is a masterpiece of Latin American Magic Realism. An awesome “hopscotch” adventure set between Paris, Buenos Aires, and your mind.

The book alone is a great - but A mad genius has mapped out points in the book onto the Google map of Paris to make it even better. For the helpless romantics who are swept away by the affair between La Maga and Horacio check the following map out. Magic.

Cartografiar la Rayuela

Bird’s Nest Installation by Mark Reigelman.

|| CREST OF THE STRAWBERRY MOON ||

June 21 is the astronomical summer of the Northern Hemisphere.

June 23 is the solstice full moon.

On June 22, 2013, we invite you to Bolinas, California, to dedicate the night to the solstice and revel under the FULL MOON at the peak of the season.

Bolinas is a clandestine coastal community in Marin County, California. The census-designated place is located on the California coast, approximately 13 miles (21 km) northeast of San Francisco by air.

On June 22 the climax of the solstice will be imbued with the milky volume of the moon’s illuminated disc. We invite you: our dear creators: to build a cathedral with us, a pantheon to the solstice moon in Bolinas. 

The show is hosted and inspired by Mickey Murch’s unique honor-system farm stand, an experiment with trust and vegetables on Gospel Flat Farm. Mickey’s single room space was constructed with intention, to house artist practice and performance. It’s a nexus of creativity, fertility, community, and exchange.

Please help us fill this vessel, and create an undeniable invitation to ascend. Suspended sculpture. Mobiles. Wind chimes. Art in space.

DIRECTIONS & DETAILS > > > > > > > 

Camping is $7/person - there are only spots for 30 or so folks…so first come first served!! We’ll accomodate as many of you as we can but there will be a limit!

We’ll be making a spread of food so dinner should be covered. 

BYOB encouraged. Also: BRING YOUR OWN DRINKING VESSEL! Plan to drink out of your own cup all night. :)

Parking will be in the nursery or the church parking lot just across the street. NO PARKING in front of the Farmstand - the community still needs to get to the veggies! Let us know if you need a ride up, or a tent, or other accoutrements and we can help arrange. 

PERFORMANCES by:

Freemountain Pulsewave

Skate Laws

"One question for technology boosters—maybe the crucial one—is why, during the decades of the personal computer and the Internet, the American economy has grown so slowly, average wages have stagnated, the middle class has been hollowed out, and inequality has surged. Why has the information revolution that is supposed to be as historically important as the industrial revolution coincided with a period of broader economic decline?”
GEORGE PACKER in his article CHANGE THE WORLD
Silicon Valley transfers its slogans—and its money—to the realm of politics.
Something to consider between the dynamics of class, work, employment,  policy, government in the Bay Area.
Interesting read.
 

"One question for technology boosters—maybe the crucial one—is why, during the decades of the personal computer and the Internet, the American economy has grown so slowly, average wages have stagnated, the middle class has been hollowed out, and inequality has surged. Why has the information revolution that is supposed to be as historically important as the industrial revolution coincided with a period of broader economic decline?”

GEORGE PACKER in his article CHANGE THE WORLD

Silicon Valley transfers its slogans—and its money—to the realm of politics.

Something to consider between the dynamics of class, work, employment,  policy, government in the Bay Area.

Interesting read.

 

Solid Nepenthes Lookbook: ”TOTTORI” Directed by Masumi Sakamoto

Summer Island Ryokan Adventures.

Window with Fake Newspapers @ La Biennale de Venezia 2012

Dutch artist Mark Manders on his Fake Newspapers.

"I covered all the windos of the entrance with fake newspaper. Like a thin layer of skin, the outside world is separated from an inner world.  

I cannot use real newspapers because my work would then be linked to a certain date and place in the world. All of my works appear as if they have just been made and were left behind by the person who made them. There is no difference between a work made twenty four years ago or just a single day ago. Like the words in an encyclopedia, they are linked together in one big super-moment that is always attached to the here and now.

The newspapers consist of all the existing words in English language. Each word is used only once. 

In this exhibition, I only use a small portion of the words that are in the these papers: cup, bone, chair, table, head, newspaper… The photos in the fake newspapers are taken in my studio and are mostly of studio dust. I try to avoid including language in the pictures”

It’s art Dad.

Razzle Dazzle Camouflage is the best.

Dazzle Camouflage Canoe (for Peter) / 2008 / c-print / 45 x 60 inches by CARRIE SCHNEIDER

Killswitch is a game that was supposedly created by Soviet gaming company Karvina Corporation in 1989. Only limited copies of the game were produced (between 5,000 to 10,000 copies) and it was very popular among Soviet gamers. The game itself was a pioneer in the survival horror genre. You had to choose between two characters, a girl or an invisible demon. The goal of the game was to navigate through an abandoned coal mine while battling demons and coal monsters. As it was hard to navigate the game with an invisible character people choose to complete the game with the girl character. Unfortunately, No one ever completed the game with the demon, because upon beating the game all trace of it would be erased from your hard drive.In 2005, an unopened copy of the self-deleting game surfaced on Ebay where it was promptly bought for $733,000 by a man from Japan named Yamamoto Ryuichi. Ryichi had planned to document his play through of the game on YouTube. The only video Ryuchi posted was of him staring at his computer screen and crying.