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Archive for September, 2004

Du gingst...

by Suzanne G. on September 20th, 2004

In memoria of someone special who's gone but not lost...

  
  
© Robert Gregory Griffeth - via LostSoul
(click on thumbnails for detailed view)

Du gingst vom schweigen ins schweigen
Die welt ist ein ferner ort
Ich wollt dich den worten zeigen
Da waren die worte dort

Es mischte sich seele in seele
September floß in mai
Daß keine der farben fehle
Daß keine gereinigt sei

Ins schweigen bist du gegangen
Im schweigen steh ich hier
Kein regen konnte uns fangen
Kein regen regnet von dir

- Herbert Laschet Toussaint, (*1957)

September Songs

by Suzanne G. on September 14th, 2004

What the ninth month anno 2004 has to offer...

I

Ray Caesar and Amy Hill @ Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle, USA

September 10 - October 7, 2004


© Ray Caesar: Sleeping By Day
→ Recent PIXELSURGEON interview with Ray Caesar


© Amy Hill: Sy

II

Ana Mendieta @ The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

→ Finissage: September 19, 2004


© Ana Mendieta
NYT review

III

Transmedia artist Genesis P-Orridge has reactivated his seminal industrial/trance band Psychic TV to tour Europe and the United States.

PTV3 tour dates


© Psychic TV

IV

Yarr! Ahoy, me hearties, Sep 19th is the International Talk Like A Pirate Day!


© Diesel Sweeties

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And in other news...

I spent two fabulous weeks in the company of my friends Seetal from London and Damien from Dublin. We had an unforgettable time watching German gay pr0n, stalking millionaires through pretentious Zurich art galleries, feasting on rich Swiss walnut cakes to the point of hallucination, spitting into the Rhine, climbing phallic buildings, plundering comics stores and tacky tourist shops and reading Soviet science fiction books.

We successfully invaded and islamized Berne, Zurich, Lucerne, Yverdon-Les-Bains and parts of Basel-Land previously inhabited by heretic goat-sodomizing cannibals wearing LONSDALE hoodies.

Oh, and I found out that there's absolutely no Google image hit for "Swiss Porn". Hmmm... so much for direct democracy, neutrality and uncensored access to the media! ;)

Thanks, Seetal and Damien! I had a terrific time! :)

Off to Lausanne now. See you next week!

N.B.

Thee Forum ov Psychick Blah is due to re-open beginning next week. Please excuse the delay.

Doswidanja, towarischtsch!

by Suzanne G. on September 3rd, 2004


© LMàG - click on thumbnail for detailed view

Thee Board ov Psychick Blah is currently under hostile attack by a foreign power.

An alien intruder forced his/her way into the admin panel and started to delete forum entries.

Thee Allied Wurzeltod Forces decided to close Thee Board ad interim.

Meanwhile, the KGB is inspecting the user data of all registered Forumistos and Forumistas.

You will be informed when:

a) Global Capitalism is destroyed

and/or

b) Thee Forum ov Psychick Communism reopens.

→ Please note that this might take up to four days.

Thank you for your patience and all your generous vodka donations over the past few years!

We shall begin bombing in 5 minutes.

Nosebleed

by Suzanne G. on September 2nd, 2004


© Jason Arber

NOSEBLEED is Jason Arber's new photographic project.

He's currently looking for London-based Asian (Japanese/Chinese/Korean etc.) females to take part.

If you are one or know of one, please email Jason here.

Smashed Skulls On The Pavement

by Suzanne G. on September 2nd, 2004

... when Emet turns into Met...

  
  
© René Asmussen
(click on thumbnails for detailed view)

"Roughly every thirty-three years something happens in these streets which is not especially exciting in itself and yet which creates a sense of horror for which there is no justification nor satisfactory explanation:

At these intervals a completely unknown person, smooth-faced, with a yellow complexion dressed in faded, old-fashioned clothes and with a regular but oddly stumbling gait, as if he were going to fall down on his face at any moment, is seen going through the Ghetto from the direction of Altschulgasse until the figure suddenly vanishes [...]"

- Gustav Meyrink, "The Golem" (excerpt)

P.S.: It's worth paying a little more to get the bibliophile edition of The Golem - illustrated by the brilliant Hugo Steiner-Prag.

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N.B.:

I'm gonna spend some days getting awfully pissed travelling around with my friends from England and Ireland and enjoying the liberal pub opening hours cultural splendour and rustical prison food natural diversity of the Confoederatio Helvetica. Normal randomized blogging ranting shall resume mid-Septemberish.

Thank you for your patience. :)