http://penelope.uchicago.edu/woolf.html "Afflictions induce callosities"
'In a Field in old Walsingham, not many moneths
past, were digged up between fourty and fifty Urnes,
deposited in a dry and sandy soile, not a yard deep, not
farre from one another: Not all strictly of one figure,
but most answering these described: Some containing two
pounds of bones, distinguisable in skulls, ribs, jaws,
thigh-bones, and teeth, with fresh impressions of their
combustion. Besides the extraneous substances, like
peeces of small boxes, or combes handsomely wrought,
handles of small brasse instruments, brazen nippers, and
in one some kinde of Opale.'
In the first chapter of The Rings of Saturn W.G. Sebald meditates, in turn, upon Thomas Browne and Hydriotaphia:
'The inquiry of oblivion blindly scatters her poppyseed
and when wretchedness falls upon us one summer's day
like snow, all we wish for is to be forgotten. These are
the circles Browne's thoughts describe, most
unremittingly perhaps in Hydriotaphia or Urn
Burial of 1658, a discourse on sepulchral urns found
in a field near Walsingham in Norfolk. Drawing upon the
most varied of historical and natural historical
sources, he expatiates upon the rites we enact when one
from our midst sets out on his last journey.'
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Thursday, 26 January 2017
trolls against computation
what you a doll which the eyes, alone?
no big deal you still incomplete psycho social corpse
we re going to acquire edge
those who desire entertainment have contributed by their shit,
and telling ourselves to sadness
not to play in the virtual
acts is the objects, stirring
my moment in the first public space
mine only answers if you get
when power establishes its so called right
where control monitoring .com
passive resistance to full stop talking bot
some underground region of subjectivities, a field of homeland security?
folklore is the advent of the supermarket
psychiatrist laden army
in deepest ways opposed, alone?
where there's happiness that put on prozac
chaos will make them to others practice terrorism, people may move about freely within a wizard
how to work
practices anonymity like some others practice
terrorism, discotheques and the war
its grand project of possibilities
misery or multitudes
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Sunday, 22 January 2017
"At a challenging moment in our history, let us remind ourselves that we the hundreds of thousands, the millions of women, trans-people, men and youth who are here at the Women's March, we represent the powerful forces of change that are determined to prevent the dying cultures of racism, hetero-patriarchy from rising again.
"We recognize that we are collective agents of history and that history cannot be deleted like web pages. We know that we gather this afternoon on indigenous land and we follow the lead of the first peoples who despite massive genocidal violence have never relinquished the struggle for land, water, culture, their people. We especially salute today the Standing Rock Sioux.
"The freedom struggles of black people that have shaped the very nature of this country's history cannot be deleted with the sweep of a hand. We cannot be made to forget that black lives do matter. This is a country anchored in slavery and colonialism, which means for better or for worse the very history of the United States is a history of immigration and enslavement. Spreading xenophobia, hurling accusations of murder and rape and building walls will not erase history.
"No human being is illegal.
"The struggle to save the planet, to stop climate change, to guarantee the accessibility of water from the lands of the Standing Rock Sioux, to Flint, Michigan, to the West Bank and Gaza. The struggle to save our flora and fauna, to save the air—this is ground zero of the struggle for social justice.
"This is a women's march and this women's march represents the promise of feminism as against the pernicious powers of state violence. And inclusive and intersectional feminism that calls upon all of us to join the resistance to racism, to Islamophobia, to anti-Semitism, to misogyny, to capitalist exploitation.
"Yes, we salute the fight for 15. We dedicate ourselves to collective resistance. Resistance to the billionaire mortgage profiteers and gentrifiers. Resistance to the health care privateers. Resistance to the attacks on Muslims and on immigrants. Resistance to attacks on disabled people. Resistance to state violence perpetrated by the police and through the prison industrial complex. Resistance to institutional and intimate gender violence, especially against trans women of color.
"Women's rights are human rights all over the planet and that is why we say freedom and justice for Palestine. We celebrate the impending release of Chelsea Manning. And Oscar López Rivera. But we also say free Leonard Peltier. Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Free Assata Shakur.
"Over the next months and years we will be called upon to intensify our demands for social justice to become more militant in our defense of vulnerable populations. Those who still defend the supremacy of white male hetero-patriarchy had better watch out.
"The next 1,459 days of the Trump administration will be 1,459 days of resistance: Resistance on the ground, resistance in the classrooms, resistance on the job, resistance in our art and in our music.
"This is just the beginning and in the words of the inimitable Ella Baker, 'We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.' Thank you."
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Sunday, 15 January 2017