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March 2nd, 2012

superseventies: The Damned



superseventies:

The Damned

March 2nd, 2012

The Greenham women keening in Parliament Square, 1984. Very…



The Greenham women keening in Parliament Square, 1984. Very excited to see documentary about this movement in a few weeks with jeanne and elizabeth. Keening also interesting right now in relation to this, and this, and this:

In a world in which the Other has collapsed, the
aesthetic task—a descent into the foundations of the symbolic
construct—amounts to retracing the fragile limits of the speaking
being, closest to its dawn, to the bottomless “primacy” constituted
by primal repression. Through that experience, which
is nevertheless managed by the Other, “subject” and “object”
push each other away, confront each other, collapse, and start
again—inseparable, contaminated, condemned, at the boundary
of what is assimilable, thinkable: abject —Julia Kristeva, “Powers of Horror, 1982.

And always, this:

Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo

March 2nd, 2012

The Ambassador (Ambassadøren) Mads Brügger Filmmaker-cum-diplomat Mads Brügger puts himself in…

The Ambassador (Ambassadøren)

Mads Brügger

Filmmaker-cum-diplomat Mads Brügger puts himself in the center of a narrative maze involving the purchase of diplomatic immunity, a match factory run by pygmies, a hunt for diamonds, and the infinite advantages of being a white diplomat in postcolonial Africa. The consummate agent provocateur— his method has fittingly been described as “Graham Greene meets Borat” Brügger shocks and entertains by using roleplaying and hidden cameras to expose an awful truth. In embracing his character—a chain-smoking, boot-wearing, eccentric diplomat circa 1970—the filmmaker embodies the powers that continue to ruthlessly exploit and abuse all aspects of life in the mineral-rich Central African Republic. One absurd situation after another reveals, with queasy, morbid humor, the complexity of the collusion between old and new masters to maintain the grotesque circumstances of corruption.

Is anybody familiar with this filmmaker? Sounds interesting or possibly the worst.

March 2nd, 2012

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March 2nd, 2012

"We spoke all night in tongues, in fingertips, in teeth."

“We spoke all night in tongues,
in fingertips, in teeth.”

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Robert Hass, from “Spring”

(via the-final-sentence)

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