The idea of doing political theatre in response to the Las Vegas Massacre is both tempting and problematic. Tempting in the sense that we instinctively want to do something helpful and healing. Just as people with trucks rushed victims to hospitals and so many lined up to give blood, those of an artistic temperament will … Continue reading The Birth of Atrocity
In Merano today. After brekky we hiked to a place near the bahnhof that lets people use bikes for free. All day we rode around the picturesque town and the Alpine precipices and protruding pinnacles.First, we peddled up the west side of the river Passer, breathing in and breathing out all that healthful northern Italian … Continue reading Pound @ Schloss Brunnenburg
I arrived at Amsterdam Centraal, and from there Mia escorted me across the Ij via ferry to the Shell Research and Technology campus in Amsterdam-Noord, the site of De Appel's Weak Signals and Wild Cards exhibition. There she introduced me to the other curators, who were friendly but obviously insanely busy in preparation for the … Continue reading Antimasque @ De Appel
Transmission from the International Institute of Insomnauts, Bloomsbury, London, February 20, 2009: ...Insomnauts awake! The widening chasm beneath our trembling feet now eschews overarching narratives, delves deep into one’s own experience where things are all called into question. And if in the tender precariousness of insomnia our firmest grounds and our finest distinctions become untenable … Continue reading Insomnauts Awake!
Tom McCarthy asked me to help him launch the International Necronautical Society's "Declaration on Inauthenticity" at Tate Britain yesterday. The event was supposed to be modeled off a US presidential press conference, so I adapted my usual INS role as Chief of Hemlock Research into the friendly but vaguely threatening equivalent of a Secret Service … Continue reading •Inauthenticity, Necronauts, Insomnauts•
Played an Infinite Justice show in Vegas at the Bunkhouse, December 26th. Rod and me, with rifles and ponies, etc. (photo Corlene Byrd) It is always a pleasure to play in that band, which is almost a supergroup, as it consists of, besides me: Rod Pardey of Romance Fantasy on guitar and vox, Jesse Harvel … Continue reading •Infinite Justice @ The Bunkhouse, Vegas•
Unease and excitement made me sleepless the eve of the big show. I spent the wee hours before the dawn exploring the distorted topologies of cerebration like a good insomnaut. At some point I must have stumbled into sleep, and there stumbled upon a lucid dream: As if in scenes from a nineteen-teens sped-up projector … Continue reading •The Sound Moneyfesto @ The Serpentine•