--- "I looked at the flowers at my feet, that grew up amidst the grim and innocent weeds: I was like them, the ones incredulous at death, and destined to a life of just a few days. Little flowers without names: unnamed, and so many, one equal to the other, scattered by chance along the … Continue reading “… and a meadow is here, and, at the same time, in the cosmos!”
“Though I never recorded the frogs …”
--- https://alienocene.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/po-alien-bog-1967-excerpt.mp3 Pauline Oliveros: Alien Bog, 1967 (excerpt) * "Though I never recorded the frogs I was of course influenced by their music." (Pauline Oliveros)
--- "...and we might sense the unknown and the route that tempts the traveler to test gravity" - Mahmoud Darwish _________________ THEORY/FICTION: Dipesh Chakrabarty, “The Planet Does Not Return Our Gaze” Mojca Penca, “Planetary Entanglements and Entrapments (Review of Lukáš Likavčan’s Introduction to Comparative Planetology)" Derek Woods, “The Fungal Kingdom" Sean Singh Matharoo, “The Damned … Continue reading Stratum 8
“We Do Go to Visit the Moon and Moon People All the Time” (Inuit peoples in Alaska)
--- "An anthropologist working with Inuit peoples in Alaska told them of the first moon shot, and of astronauts walking on the moon. The Inuits began laughing, and when the anthropologist inquired why, they replied: "We didn't know this was the first time you white people had been to the moon. Our shamans have been … Continue reading “We Do Go to Visit the Moon and Moon People All the Time” (Inuit peoples in Alaska)
Sterne – Stars – Étoiles (Walter Benjamin)
--- Das Ornament ist eine Vorlage für das mimetische Vermögen. Diese Abstraktion ist die hohe Schule der Einfühlung Bestehen Zusammenhänge zwischen den Erfahrungen der Aura und denen der Astrologie. Gibt es irdische Lebewesen sowohl wie Sachen, die aus den Sternen zurückblicken? die eigentlich erst am Himmel ihren Blick aufschlagen? Sind die Gestirne mit ihrem Blick … Continue reading Sterne – Stars – Étoiles (Walter Benjamin)
"I can't breathe."_________________ THEORY/FICTION: Priscilla Wald, “Viral Life in the Alienocene” Bruce Clarke, “Lynn Margulis, Autopoietic Gaia, and the Novacene” Katarzyna Olga Beilin, “Headfirst (A Day in the Alienocene)” Christopher Cañete Rodriguez Kelly, “Cathectoplasm (A Filipino Theory Fiction)” François-David Sebbah, “Alien-Effect: Encounters of an Other Kind Entirely” DIS-JUNCTION: Alain Badiou, “Pandemic, Ignorance, and … Continue reading Stratum 7
The Auroral light
-- Our task is not to draw a sharp mental line between past and future but to complete the thought of the past. - Marx to Ruge, September 1843 THEORY/FICTION: Steven Shaviro, "Defining Speculation: Speculative Fiction, Speculative Philosophy, and Speculative Finance" Jennifer Wenzel, "Evicted from the Future" Jan Miernowski, Yves Citton, Ullrich Langer, … Continue reading Stratum 6
Anywhere Out of the World!
--- This life is a hospital, where each patient is possessed by the desire to change beds. That one prefers to suffer nearer the stove and this one believes he would get well next to the window. To me it seems always it would be well for me to be somewhere I am not, and … Continue reading Anywhere Out of the World!