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Pina Bausch – Kontakthof [2000]

Pina Bausch, in 2009, a schimbat o scena cu o alta.

The performers, all aged between 65 and 75, enact mating rituals and sexual frenzy apparently more suited to those less than half their ages. When Pina Bausch revived her seminal 1978 dance piece in 2000 she opted to use a cast of seniors, previously untrained in stage dancing, with stunning, if sometimes uncomfortable results.

… si spunea:

I’m not interested in how people move; I’m interested in what makes them move.

DVD-ul in editia franceza este acompaniat de un volum in patru limbi (engleza, franceza, italiana, germana) cu interviuri, bla-bla etc. Mai multe info si achizitionare, aici.

Minds and Machines

Azi am citit un pic din Maestrul Jünger si un pic mai mult dintr-un alt Maestru despre care nu prea am povestit pe aici, pe Lanternativa.

Fiti atenti ce scrie John Caroll – ca despre el e vorba – in lucrarea sa de doc, publicata pe cand inca dinozaurii mai bateau padurile in lung si’n inalt:

In 1787, two years before the publication of Bentham’s principles, James Watt perfected his steam engine. As the first man to apply technological principles concerning heat and mechanical energy to large-scale work problems he effectively bridged the gap between Newtonian models and man’s practical struggle to control his environment. Although Bentham may have seen the outlines of his social theory in Smith’s economic model, it was the self-regulating machine, as it was being constructed and used for the first time, which more closely embodied the image of his ideal society – one which would work like clockwork. The hope that society, even man, would one day run like a well-lubricated machine was to receive repeated reinforcement from the technological innovations.

Dap, cam asta scrie el… Tragic.

In aceeasi ordine de well-lubricated idei, apare in Americi un jurnal foarte interesant, publicat sub auspiciile The Society for Machines and Mentality! Asa se chema asociatia, nu-i vina mea… Se chema pentru ca intre timp s-a desfiintat, numai bine.

Cateva cuvinte despre jurnal:

Affiliated with the Society for Machines and Mentality, the journal Minds and Machines fosters a tradition of criticism within the AI and philosophical communities on problems and issues of common concern. Its scope explicitly encompasses philosophical aspects of computer science.

The journal affords an international forum for the discussion and debate of important and controversial issues concerning significant developments within its areas of editorial focus. It features special issues devoted to specific topics, critical responses to previously published pieces, and review essays discussing current problem situations.


The greatest!

Asa ne anunta titlul unui articol abia aparut in New Scientist (24 iulie 2010)… Despre ce-si-cum este vorba, mai jos. Eu intotdeauna am spus: moartea este estetica, viata este matematica.

N.B. Click pe imagini pentru lectura.


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# De fiecare data cand cititi prin articole chestii de genul “anyone involved in this kind of research faces a dilemma…bla-bla-bla” nu va emotionati prea tare. Din experienta proprie – atata cata este – va spun un lucru sigur: they don’t! Si ma iau pe mine ca exemplu si alti colegi… In vocabularul nostru nu exista cuvantul dilema (si ma refer la cea de tip moral). Dilemele apartin oamenilor ca Plesu si altor iubitori de literatura si povesti filosofice. Care dileme sunt ok pentru ocuparea timpului liber…

# In FIN sunt in proiect, si cat de curand va incepe si constructia a, 3 noi centrale atomice. Vor fi 5 centrale atomice intr-o tara cu 5 milioane de locuitori. Va intrebati de ce? Internetul.

Helena Hunter

Helena Hunter este o artista a carei prim mediu de expresie este corpul. Propriul sau corp. Propriul sau corp de femeie. Prin performantele sale ea dezbate, inteligent, multe chestiuni de interes contemporan cum ar fi the construction of gender, the formation of desire si the politics of the body. Eu personal o admir mult pentru ceea ce face.

Tracing Shadows is a solo movement piece that plays out a painful process of initiation. Hunter presents the body at different stages of transformation and collapse. The human figure half emerges from the darkness, alone and trapped, struggling to stand, sliding into formlessness. Hunter sculpts movement out of the darkness, using subtle traces of light, fragmenting the body and creating an eerie sense of displacement. Often movements are half- seen, the body is half-glimpsed, light plays tricks with the eyes and imagination distorting perspective, space, size and shape. Sound mirrors and magnifies the action, adding weight, texture and solidity to the movement, emphasising the physical struggle that ensues.

[Click pe imagine pt. performance]

Carlos Brooks – Quid Pro Quo [2008]

Motto: Iti mai aduci aminte cand inca nu aveai ambele picioare…?


Din cate stiu, filmul lui Brooks este prima incercare mainstream de a prezenta subcultura BIID, miscare care si-a dobandit deja o binemeritata notorietate in strafundurile underground-ului. Binenteles ca BIID nu este nominata in descierea filmului, membrii sai fiind descrisi doar ca fiind people afflicted with a perverse desire to be disabled.