“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”

The Quantum Leap of the Critic into the Third

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 celebratory champagne blonde Marilyn Monroe & the brooding brunette Norma Jean — was that of the American Love Goddess resurrecting the pre-patriarchal Venus, with her two faces ofContinue reading “The Quantum Leap of the Critic into the Third”

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”

BREAKING DOWN BOUNDARIES: Toby Ashraf’s Astounding Berlin Art Film Festival

Toby Ashraf, the wunderkind Founder and Director of the Berlin Art Film Festival, who recently introduced a Mitte screening of ART GIRLS, the Berlin avant-garde multimedia feature film that crystallises the ever-present origin of a global movement centered in Berlin. Still refreshingly raw as it appeals to audience participation for self-definition, the experimental (“Post Migration”)Continue reading “BREAKING DOWN BOUNDARIES: Toby Ashraf’s Astounding Berlin Art Film Festival”