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  • First, I have so enjoyed reading everyone’s posts so far. Witches! California! Feminism! Flappers! So in my thinking about the next work I want to make, I am thinking a lot about layers, about simultaneity, and about holding conflict and opposition in one body mind. That which is ‘problematic’ sometimes enriches, that which is un-feminist […]

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  • I am a bit lost with the blog as I have very little time to read the messages of others and when I am trying to write it all goes queer ūüėȬ† I just finished a book by a swiss writer, long time dead by now, Blaise Cendrars “Sutter’s Gold”; The story of a swiss […]

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  • The work i am interested in has been inspired by the roaring twenties was the birth of a new woman. She defied society‚Äôs standards of what its women were supposed to do, say, wear, act like and be. She wore shorter skirts, more dramatic makeup, and cut her hair. She flaunted her sexuality. She drank, […]

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  • I finished the Witches book yesterday (thank you Nils). ¬†I’ve been reading two books about time, technology and the future: River of Shadows by Solnit (describing the development of the American railroad, westward expansion and the man who developed quick photography, leading to film) as well as After the Future by Biffo Berardi (theory book […]

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  • “The supernatural is nowadays often seen as opposed to technologies, but the technologies of the era often seemed supernatural themselves. ¬†In the well-known words of science-fiction writer¬†Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” It is only becuase nature no longer seems so strong and immutable a force that changes no longer […]

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  • I just took out a card from Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt Oblique Strategies, it came out: Use somebody nearby as a model. Which makes me think of appropriation and Mica’s proposal. Yes for that! Otherwise I like to share a training I am used to do at the beginning of the day, an one […]

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  • “A riot literally tears the city apart. It is a striation…like a skater from the days before skateparks, it sketches invisible trajectories in the urban motif. A shapeless event that eludes reification, even if it relates to rituals, and thus summons the repertoire of tricks and knowledge accumulated by a provisional community bound by a […]

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  • Hello Other (X)Changers, I have a proposal for our process. I’m usually drawn to the obvious, or blatant. I am also fascinated by impersonation, doubling and repetition (not just as a compositional tool but also as a process). I propose that our exchange be direct, meaning each of us recreates a work by another in […]

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