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.
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 “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.
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… Read more “Leonard Cohen Park”
Deconstructing Critical Theory
“…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.”
Eclipses have powerful effects that can take years to manifest.
Was it merely an accident that the trademark for this historic event has Marilyn above a diptych of Adam & Eve? Marilyn’s split identity — of the… Read more “The Quantum Leap of the Critic into the Third”
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… Read more “THE SUMMER OF LOVE U.S.A.”