TIME’S UP JAMES FRANCO!

Postmodernism is a movement that refused to die. The aged postmodern icons go on and on…and as prominent critic Eleanor Heartney declared way back in 2004: “There is nothing to replace (them).” And then, along came James Franco… By 2008. the movie star had become bored and frustrated with the limitations of his expression confinedContinue reading “TIME’S UP JAMES FRANCO!”

In Memoriam 2017: Dianne Bowen, Anne Dufourmantelle and Kate Millett

Three amazing women delivering the re-emergence of the feminine archetype passed away in 2017, leaving a crucial legacy of the 21st century journey — to internally embody the hieros gamos. Their collective contribution is lauded here as the essential crossing of boundaries between word/image for the collective goal of the physical embodiment of the Aquarian icon of gender equality.

BEYOND SCHIZOANALYSIS: What is Wrong With the American Academy

The global demonstration of feminine awakening during the 2017 Trump inauguration was a Badiousian Event. Multiple localities echoed a universal cry for gender equality in the face of a proliferating oligarchy. In determining that the Deleuzian-Guattari prediction of “decoding” under “accelerated capitalism” has taken place, the offspring of the French duo is instructive for moving from the banner slogan (fig. 1) to a viable structure for a new feminist theory reflecting, in and of itself, the “recoding” an authentic gender equality under egregious economic conditions.

(R)EVOLUTION IN STRASBOURG: Lou Andreas-Salomé in the academy

It finally happened! LOU ANDREAS-SALOME (1861-1937) COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL: A l’occasion du 80eme anniversaire de sa mort 9-11 feb 2017. The conference at the ESPE de L’academie de Strasbourg was organized by Britta Benert and Romana Weiershausen. Une cosmopolite sur les chemins de traverse | Kosmopolitin auf Zwischenwegen: Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861-1937). The first European International ConferenceContinue reading “(R)EVOLUTION IN STRASBOURG: Lou Andreas-Salomé in the academy”

(R)EVOLUTION IN GREECE: Michael Mantas’ “Receta” for the Avant-Garde

It is a cinematic breakthrough that perhaps could only come from the monk.  Michael Manta’s Receta expands the vocabulary of film to fold the personal journey into the universal quest for transcendence. Mike Mantas enacts his inner monk on a spiritual journey in his “Receta”. While this is no small feat, the surprise is howContinue reading “(R)EVOLUTION IN GREECE: Michael Mantas’ “Receta” for the Avant-Garde”

CARU CONFERENCE 2016 OXFORD

Excavating the Templar Treasure: Re/Searching the Hieros Gamos in Artistic & Critical Practice by  Lisa Paul Streitfeld The disclosure of the elusive Templar Treasure was the unexpected outcome of an entangled relationship between “re-search” and artistic/critical practice of the hieros gamos. There is much to know about how “The Sacred Marriage Rites” transmitted via unearthedContinue reading “CARU CONFERENCE 2016 OXFORD”

REVIVING POP: Barbara Rachko’s “Black Paintings”

Barbara Rachko is an American artist with a personal and professional trajectory unique in contemporary art. As a Naval officer stationed on active duty at the Pentagon (Rachko is a retired Navy Commander), she made a slow transition to artist through studying drawing. In 1989, she became a full time professional artist doing realistic portraitsContinue reading “REVIVING POP: Barbara Rachko’s “Black Paintings””

Stefano Cagol’s Body of Energy

STEFANO CAGOL IS THE ARTIST IN THE HOT SEAT… Stefano Cagol makes a personal revolution universal in his Berlin “Readymade,” the subject of “HOT SEAT” looping behind him in his exhibition at CLB Berlin. (Photo by LPS). …after tracing his Body of Energy imprint in a one man movement from one end of Europe toContinue reading “Stefano Cagol’s Body of Energy”

THE SUMMER OF LOVE U.S.A.

Following a tense week in which cops killed blacks and blacks killed cops, Devon Bray’s “The Law” went viral. It also has staying power; not only does the video beautifully capture the mood of a unique EVENT spreading across the hinterland, but his art speaks on multiple levels… CLICK HERE: Bray Films presents “Black LivesContinue reading “THE SUMMER OF LOVE U.S.A.”