recite what history teaches. history teaches.


Rotterdam Zuid, July 2014

Rotterdam Zuid, July 2014

thecommaconstellation:

MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva) | Portrait by Gerd Conradt, 1967

thecommaconstellation:

MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva) | Portrait by Gerd Conradt, 1967

"The highly mediated selfie (online self‐portrait) is our digital‐age representation on the online stage. However, once it is uploaded to the internet, we relinquish control over our self‐image. Enabled and encouraged by the devices of the ruling modes of production, others can photograph, tag, download, edit, surveil or trade our image. The carefully constructed online identity becomes subject to any manner of manipulation. Its trace remains forever, vulnerable to appropriation.”

(Source: love-less)

Dana Wyse

Dana Wyse

Blue Gas - Shadows From Nowhere

i would never be able to use the word ‘comfortable’ comfortably, and maybe this very notion of comfort that we mistake for being something that is desirable, is only contributing a false sense of security, leading to weak creative productivity and output.

what i love about relocation and dislocation is the chance for new beginnings-a way to forget about the past and becoming fully immersed in and challenged by the present. i constantly crave non-familiarity and what excites me the most is the knowledge that i will never be able to know everything.

it is ironic that, when we are furnishing a room, we tend to look for specific furniture to fulfil specifically defined functions, such as wardrobes to hang clothes, side boards for the television, a desk for the computer and a bed frame for the mattress or a chair to sit on—in order to create a purely practical surrounding—however, this process greatly limits the possibilities of any spatial or objective ambiguity.

the way we arrange furniture in a room is synonymous with the way we arrange ideas in our mind. a room should never be defined by the furniture; it should allow the furniture to define the room. adaptable/multi-functional structures such as any flat surfaces, reusable components, or support systems can be used to construct and reconstruct a room according to our individual needs. this process in turn aids the defiance of a contrived singular identity. 

1109-83:

Benni Efrat, Artist’s Proof, 1972

'A series of twenty four prints done from an etching-processed zinc plate. Each of the series is a monotype, marking its own number in the edition and its location in the process of the series as a whole'.

1109-83:

Excerpt from Thom Willems’ composition for William Forsythe’s ballet, Of Any If And (Ballett Frankfurt, 1995)

(77 plays)

Gareth Pugh FW 13

Heiner Blum, Untitled (Clothing), 1987-88

Clothing as a medium and cybernetic element? Heiner Blum assigns the seven operators of this system the specific functions of an electronic system, from production through recording to reproduction. Faced with this conceptual no-tech sculpture of blue working overalls with yellow crotches, the viewer immediately doubts whether this set of materials can be actively used. Are these the props or remnants of a medial performance, or are they ironic objects for the museum? The question remains: What role does the observer choose for himself? But a closer look reveals the semantic environs behind the technical terms. Receiving, playing, tuning, recording, amplifying, balancing, speaking – the primary reference of each of these terms is to communicative activity. 
Rudolf Frieling

Heiner Blum, Untitled (Clothing), 1987-88

Clothing as a medium and cybernetic element? Heiner Blum assigns the seven operators of this system the specific functions of an electronic system, from production through recording to reproduction. Faced with this conceptual no-tech sculpture of blue working overalls with yellow crotches, the viewer immediately doubts whether this set of materials can be actively used. Are these the props or remnants of a medial performance, or are they ironic objects for the museum? The question remains: What role does the observer choose for himself? But a closer look reveals the semantic environs behind the technical terms. Receiving, playing, tuning, recording, amplifying, balancing, speaking – the primary reference of each of these terms is to communicative activity. 

Rudolf Frieling

Katja Mater


Dion Lee FW 14

Dion Lee FW 14

(Source: highqualityfashion)

xmd-5a:

Parade Ground - “Action Replay” - Dual Perspective - Play It Again Sam Records (BIAS 60) - 1987

(81 plays)