“Paul is Dead” at 50: An Excavation

PAUL IS DEAD is a subject ripe for mediological excavation requiring occult tools that have always factored into interpretations of Beatles’ messaging.  The time and place to introduce a new “Science of Magic” with its forbidden apparatus into the academy has never been better.  Conspiracy theories surrounding Paul McCartney have been ramped up after the release of his new album Egypt Station and triumphant Freshen Up World Tour ending in July, while a virtual stream of mediology phenomenology (here is one from Revolver where the band’s transformation began) about The Beatles’ creative process keeps the online investigations fresh.  There is always something new to discover, which keeps the discussion open-ended.

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Zadik Zadikian’s Leap into the Third

The spectacular Zadik Zadikian 21st century icon, Hermaphroditus, innovates the point of the feminine downward triangle as the pregnant belly, rather than the vulva, as is typical in ancient artifacts. This is surely an indication that we have moved beyond conception, beyond gestation…to the 21st century birth!

Speculative Realist (Found) Object Intervention at MIT List Visual Arts Center courtesy of Paradigm Shifting Sultan Sharrief’s Quantum Leap

“Speculative Realist (Found) Object Intervention” at “Welcome to MIT Playtest” at MIT List Visual Arts Center on May 16 succeeded in bring a post-subjective dialectic simultaneously into the American art museum & the academy at the start of “MIT Media in Transition +10: Democracy in Digital Media” — where the Mother/Great Mother was publicly honored on a gender equal panel.

Leonard Cohen Park

Pour ma chère J-F: Les Hasards Nécessaires Penn Station to Gare Centrale de Montréal crossing the border by means of a test originating in Quebec’s magical forest La Reine des jeux has spoken: “Necessary Chances are the first step to the Hieros Gamos.” Did I write test? I meant text! Les Hasards Nécessaires is aContinue reading “Leonard Cohen Park”

Entanglement in the Alps: Di Nicola’s “Trauma and Event” and the Third

“…sometimes shears will do, sometimes a scythe…and sometimes, in the case of the overgrown weeds in the garden of psychiatry, we need ‘Badiou’s Sickle’ to do the job of separating philosophy from its conditions.”

“Lumen: A Love Story” from Faro

What a synchronicity! On my last posting, I predicted that Faro would be the site of a new modernism… “289”, with its peering simultaneously into the past and future through the Kairos leap of present, a valuable international marker indicating the timing of a new modernism. …and it happened! What a sight! This was aContinue reading ““Lumen: A Love Story” from Faro”

“289” is the Dial Code of a New Modernism

It is rare, anywhere in the world, to experience the delight of an art exhibition so fully integrated into the environment that the visitor is confounded as to distinguish art from artefact, and architectural decay from nature. Playing on such uncertainty transforming observer into participant is the sheer brilliance of “289”, a multimedia exhibition ofContinue reading ““289” is the Dial Code of a New Modernism”