Friday, July 07, 2006

Body Language

Pussy, King of the Pirates

"Pretend that there is a distinct entity named self and a different entity named other or world. Define insanity as the situation when there occurs a nonnegotiable disparity between the self's version of the world and the world. According to this definition, American culture is now insane. Well-measured language, novels which structurally depend on the Aristotelian continuities, on any formal continuities, cannot describe, much less criticize, such culture."
- Kathy Acker

Thursday, July 06, 2006

A Sensuous Thought

Venus On Ecstasy

"Persistent suggestion through fire, the appearance of fire, the play of fire, images of fire are capable in certain cases of provoking 'unconscious' and 'impulsive' conditions - that is, of bringing 'sensuous thought' to the foreground, and forcing 'consciousness' into the background." - Sergei Eisenstein

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The World's a Mess and It's in My Kiss


"Everything is packed into a second which is either consummated or not consummated. The earth is not an arid plateau of health and comfort, but a great sprawling female with a velvet torso that swells and heaves with ocean billows; she squirms beneath the diadem of sweat and anguish. Naked and sexed she rolls among the clouds in the violet light of the stars [...] Love and hate, despair, pity, rage, disgust -- what are these amidst the fornications of the planets? What is war, disease, cruelty, terror, when night presents the ecstasy of myriad blazing suns? What is this chaff we chew in our sleep if it is not the remembrance of fang-whorl and star cluster." - Henry Miller, from "Tropic of Cancer"

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Art Is What You Say It Is (Isn't It?)

“Whatever you say it is, it isn't.” - Alfred Korzybsk