“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Ontological Interpretation

I love David Bohm. I started to get into speculative realism because I started reading his work. It was just while I was being invited to the launch of Jane Bennett's Vibrant Matter, and it felt so exhilarating to be upgrading how I thought about things...

So, this is very very interesting. The Standard Model ideology is “There is no quantum world” (Niels Bohr); Bohm's “ontological interpretation” was so called because of the bad rap the word ontology has had in our correlationist age. As a bit of a put-down.

But it turns out that this theory is still in effect...possibly more plausible than ever.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Me and Haim Steinbach Last Week

At Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York City, in Chelsea. What a fantastic time. They recorded it, and so you too can have this fantastic time.

By Shawna Cooper

Thursday, May 5, 2016

You Must See Alex Cecchetti

So so so good performance art:

When everything is so clean
it is difficult to remember something
First episode of an artist’s novel by Alex Cecchetti

May 13, 2016 (Friday), 6.00 p.m.
CCA Laboratory building (CCA Ujazdowski Castle Warsaw)
Free entrance, booking required. Reservations from May 9 at: info@csw.art.pl

I am dead. My body has been found somewhere between Los Angeles and Warsaw, dismembered. Murder, accident, suicide, detectives haven’t found anything relevant, my identity is still unknown and me also, I don’t remember much. This is why I have decided to investigate over my own death myself. Only clue, in a secret pocket sewn inside my trousers, I have recovered a fragile piece of paper torn from the pages of a book, written there, the words Tamam Shud, ‘this is the end’.

Please join us for the public launch of Alex Cecchetti’s art project Tamam Shud. Until December 2017, the artist will be developing a new artist’s novel by means of tools such as performances, exhibitions and public editorial readings. Lost memories, recovered traces, and the first investigations to solve the mystery are some of the elements that will signal the beginning of the creative process. Tamam Shud: When Everything Is so Clean it Is Difficult to Remember Something is the first episode in which a contralto (Wanda Franek), a countertenor (Michał Sławecki) and a glass harp music players (GlassDuo) will join Alex Cecchetti in the investigations. Follow us in this series of events, and note down that the next episode is coming in the Fall.