Dear Followers, Friends, fellow Workers:

I have just begun a new blog/zine called
Chirot Zero Zine A Heap of Rubble--
Anarkeyology of hand eye ear notations
the blog is more exusively concerned than this one with presenting essays, reviews (inc. "bad reviews") , Visual Poetry, Sound Poetry, Event Scores, Manifestos, Manifotofestos, rantin' & raving, rock'roll, music all sorts--by myself and others--if you are interested in being a contributor, please feel free to contact me at
as with this blog, the arts are investigated as a part of rather than apart from the historical, economic, political actualities of yesterday, today, & tomorrow
as with al my blogs--
contributions in any language are welcome

Free Leonard Peltier

Free Leonard Peltier
The government under pretext of security and progress, liberated us from our land, resources, culture, dignity and future. They violated every treaty they ever made with us. I use the word “liberated” loosely and sarcastically, in the same vein that I view the use of the words “collateral damage” when they kill innocent men, women and children. They describe people defending their homelands as terrorists, savages and hostiles . . . My words reach out to the non-Indian: Look now before it is too late—see what is being done to others in your name and see what destruction you sanction when you say nothing. --Leonard Peltier, Annual Message January 2004 (Leonard Peltier is now serving 31st year as an internationally recognized Political Prisoner of the United States Government)

Injustice Continues: Leonard Peltier Again Denied Parole

# Injustice continues: Leonard Peltier denied parole‎ - By Mahtowin A wave of outrage swept the progressive community worldwide at the news that Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier was denied parole on Aug. ... Workers World - 2 related articles » US denies parole to American Indian activist Leonard Peltier‎ - AFP - 312 related articles » # Free Leonard Peltier 2009 PRISON WRITINGS...My Life Is My Sun Dance Leonard Peltier © 1999. # Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance - by Leonard Peltier, Harvey Arden - 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages Edited by Harvey Arden, with an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. In 1977, Leonard Peltier... - # Leonard Peltier, American Indian Activist, Denied Parole And Won't ... Aug 21, 2009 ... BISMARCK, ND — American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, imprisoned since 1977 for the deaths of two FBI agents, has been denied parole ... - Cached - Similar - #

Gaza--War Crime: Collective Punishment of 1.5 Million Persons--Recognized as "The World's Largest Concentration Camp"

Number of Iraquis Killed Since USA 2003 Invasion began

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator

US & International Personnel losses in Iraq &Afghanistan; Costs of the 2 Wars to US

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,667

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,453


Cost of War in Iraq


Cost of War in Afghanistan

The cost in your community

flickr: DEATH FROM THIS WINDOW/DOORS OF GUANTANAMO--Essays, Links, Video-- US use of Torture

VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual

Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual

No Sieges, Tortures, Starvation & Surveillance
Deadline/Fecha Limite: SinsLimite/ongoing
Size: No limit/Sin Limite
No Limit on Number of Works sent
No Limit on Number of Times New Works Are Sent
Documentation: on my blog
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Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'

Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'

The current 'Miss Universe' Dayana Mendoza (formerly Miss Venezuela) and 'Miss America' Crystal Stewart visited US troops stationed in Guantanamo Bay on March 20th, the New York Times reports. Here's Mendoza's account of the visit from her pageant blog last Friday. She says the trip "was a loooot of fun!"

This week, Guantánamo!!! It was an incredible experience...All the guys from the Army were amazing with us. We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting. We took a ride with the Marines around the land to see the division of Gitmo and Cuba while they were informed us with a little bit of history.

The water in Guantánamo Bay is soooo beautiful! It was unbelievable, we were able to enjoy it for at least an hour. We went to the glass beach, and realized the name of it comes from the little pieces of broken glass from hundred of years ago. It is pretty to see all the colors shining with the sun. That day we met a beautiful lady named Rebeca who does wonders with the glasses from the beach. She creates jewelry with it and of course I bought a necklace from her that will remind me of Guantánamo Bay :)

I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

ei: The ivory tower behind the Apartheid Wall

ei: Three years after ICJ wall ruling, access to land still denied ---

[ ] Recommendation: Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United for Israel Tour

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Max Blumenthal: Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United for Israel Tour


On July 16, I attended Christians United for Israel's annual Washington-Israel SummitFounded by San Antonio-based megachurch pastor John Hagee, CUFI has added the grassroots muscle of the Christian right to the already potent Israel lobbyHagee and his minions have forged close ties with the Bush White House and members of Congress from SenJoseph Lieberman to Sen ... Read the rest at

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Dead Man Walking

Friday, July 27, 2007

RE: A brand new Art City at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Subject: A brand new Art City at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 09:51:44 -0500

Dear art lovers, artists, faithful readers and friends,


Art City, my blog at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has just been transformed.


We've redesigned it so you can participate, so you can contribute ideas, pictures, art and your own brand of arts criticism.


Give it a try. Go to any Art City blog entry and click "comment." Help create a meaningful dialogue about visual art.


There is also now a "best art to see right now" section. And you can now sort through blog entries by subject, whether it be "public art," "new media" or the "larger art world," among other things.


Soon, we'll devote pages to artists and galleries, where you'll find new and archived stories, images and videos. We've also retooled our calendars, so Art City will also be the best place to find out about upcoming events, too.


Tonight is Gallery Night, of course, so it's an opportune time to give Art City a peek. In addition to my picks for tonight, we've just posted a video interview with a remarkably thoughtful, literate painter whose work is on view. And there are newsy reads about a controversy over artistic expression and what the Milwaukee Art Museum just snagged for its Impressionist gallery.


Enjoy, and tell me what you think!

Mary Louise Schumacher

visual arts writer

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


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RE: Occupation End Notes Vol 5 No 2

Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 11:32:38 -0400
Subject: Occupation End Notes Vol 5 No 2


Occupation End Notes, July 26, 2007
Volume 5 Number 2

In this issue...

1. US Campaign Update: Join us for our 6th Annual National Organizer's Conference in Arlington, VA September 7-10, 2007 ; REMINDER: July 30, US Policy & Crisis in Palestine Teach-In

2. Boycott, Divestment, & Sanctions: U.S. Unions Organize Against British Boycott; Protest at CAT Annual Shareholder Meeting a Huge Success!

3. Member Group Update: US Campaign's Steering Committee Phyllis Bennis on Bush's New Middle East Plan; Institute for Palestine Studies Policy Notes No. 18 Why Does Bush Talk About Israel's Negev and Galilee?; Tuesdays Open Gaza Campaign, sponsored by the Rebuilding Alliance

4. Opportunities to Visit Israel and Palestine: Interfaith Peace-Builders Delegations; Join Middle East Fellowship for Palestine Summer Encounter; Birthright Unplugged Delegations in July/August 2007; Global Exchange Delegations; MECA Delegations in August 2007


* Join us for our 6th Annual National Organizers' Conference in Washington, DC September 7-10, 2007!

 The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is excited to announce its 6th Annual National Organizers' Conference, September 7-10 in Arlington, Virginia. The conference is being sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine at George Mason University and will take place at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University.

Each year, delegates of member organizations of the US Campaign come together to network, strategize, decide upon priorities for the upcoming year, and elect a new Steering Committee to guide the work of the coalition.

It's not too early to start making your plans to attend this year's conference. For conference FAQ's, logistical details, registration, a draft agenda, a list of member organizations in good standing, and a form for Steering Committee nominations, please click here.


This year's annual conference will be extremely important! All member groups of the US Campaign should start making plans to send delegates today. We'll be discussing the political situation and its implications for our work in the United States, next steps forward on the Anti-Apartheid Framework and Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions work, the 60th anniversary of al-Nakba, the functioning of the coalition and much more. For a complete draft agenda, click here.


Please note that while individuals and member groups of the US Campaign are encouraged to attend the conference, only delegates of member groups in good standing are allowed to submit proposals and vote at the conference. "In good standing" means that your group has paid its membership dues for 2007. Annual membership dues are set at between $100-$1,000 or more depending on the size and budget of the group. To check to see if your group is in good standing and will be able to submit proposals and vote, click here. To check to see if your group has joined the US Campaign, click here. If your group would like to join the US Campaign, click here. If your group needs to pay membership dues to be in good standing, please contact Omar Masri, Office Manager, at 202-332-0994 or to make payment arrangements.


At each National Organizers' Conference, voting delegates elect four new members to the US Campaign's 12-person Steering Committee for a three-year term. The Steering Committee is the highest decision-making body of the US Campaign in between conferences.

To read more about the responsibilities of being a member of the Steering Committee and to submit a nomination, please click here.


As you make your plans to attend the 6th Annual National Organizers' Conference, be sure to check out the logistical pages that we've posted to our web site. To read our Frequently Asked Questions about the conference, click here. You can also find directions for how to get to the conference by clicking here. We've reserved a bloc of motel rooms across the street from the conference at a special group rate. For more details, click here. Also, if you'd like to share housing or a ride to the conference, be sure to post your information to our housing board and ride board.


Registration for the US Campaign 6th Annual National Organizers' Conference is now open. To register, click here.

We look forward to seeing you in Arlington, Virginia in September! For additional conference information, please click here.

* REMINDER: National Conference Call on U.S. Policy and the Crisis in Palestine Teach-In
Monday, July 30

9:00 pm EST

NOTE: If you have already registered, please do NOT register again. The US Campaign will be sending out the call-in number along with the access code to those who registered tomorrow.

The U.S. Campaign will present a telephone teach-in on Monday, July 30 at 9:00PM EST to provide some basic background on the political crisis going on in Gaza and the West Bank, and within the broader Palestinian national movement, with a special focus on the role of the U.S. in fomenting and exacerbating that crisis.

We will have two presenters, and then opening up for about an hour of Q&A and discussion on the call.

 NADIA HIJAB, from the Institute for Palestine Studies, will provide an overview on the Palestinian dimensions of the crisis. Hijab serves on the US Campaign Advisory Board;

 PHYLLIS BENNIS, from the Institute for Policy Studies and the US Campaign Steering Committee, will look at the role U.S. policy is playing in the crisis as well as the international ramifications.

Please RSVP to attend this call. Space is limited!

To register, send an email to with:

  • Name of Participant
  • Organization (If any)
  • Primary phone number
  • Email address
  • City/State

For background information on the Palestine crisis, visit:


1. If you are not speaking or asking to speak, please mute yourself. On many phones you can mute by pressing 6 or the mute feature. Just before it is your turn to speak, unmute yourself by pressing 6 or the mute feature again.

2. Stack: When we begin the Question & Answer section, the facilitator will ask who would like to be on the stack. That's conference call lingo for "who has a question?" Since she/he can't see you raise your hand, please call out your name (e.g. "James, stack"). The facilitator will make a list of people who want to speak, then she/he will call off names from the list. When your name is called, it is your turn to speak. When all the people on the list (stack) have had a chance to speak, the facilitator will ask if she/he should start another stack (if there is time), and we repeat the process. The facilitator may decide to take several questions at a time before asking panelists to respond. To ensure that a range of voices are heard (race, gender, geography, organization, etc.), the facilitator will use her judgment as to whether to change the order of the stack or ask people to step back.

3. Questions: To give the widest number of people the chance to ask questions, please limit your question to 30 seconds maximum. Also, if it is your turn to ask a question, please do ask a question rather than make a comment or launch a polemic (we've all been in meetings where that's happened!). The facilitator reserves the right to ask for conversations better suited for another forum to be moved to US Campaign's discussion list.

4. Help your facilitator: Facilitating a conference call with tens of unseen people is not an easy task. Please support your facilitator by respecting his/her judgment as to how to proceed. If the facilitator needs help and you have a suggestion as to how to proceed, please call out your name (e.g. "James, procedural suggestion").

Talk to you Monday, July 30!


* U.S. Unions Organize Against British Boycott

Leaders of some of America's most powerful unions are said to be considering whether to pull support for a top British union official, Keith Sonnet, in his bid to lead a major international service workers union, Public Services International. The American union leaders are responding to last month's passage of a resolution proposing a sweeping boycott of Israeli goods by Sonnet's union, Unison, which represents 1.3 million public service workers.

Click here to read more.

Click here to read more about how your union can held end Israeli Apartheid!

Click here to read more about how to get involved in the Boycott campaigns around the U.S. as well as the world!

* Protest at CAT Annual Shareholder Meeting a Huge Success!

 Protesters gathered this year inside and outside the Annual Caterpillar Shareholder Meeting on June 13 in St. Charles, IL. Though the meeting took place in a remote location with high security, activists shut down the meeting inside and made a strong showing outside with their clarion call: 'Take Responsibility and Do the Right Thing!'

Click here for full story recounted by activist, Joe Carr

Click here for full text of Sydney Levy's speech




* July 24th, 2007: Bush Launches a New Middle East Initiative. Middle East Peace is at Hand. Again

By Phyllis Bennis, Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies. Her newest book is Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer available at

The New York Times' senior correspondent Steven Erlanger immediately acknowledged that Bush's latest "vision," a U.S.-Israeli-Fatah alliance creating a model Palestine in the West Bank designed to snub the isolated "Hamastan" in Gaza, is not a "vision shared by other American allies or other members of the so-called quartet - Russia, the European Union and the United Nations." (Yes even the Times said "so-called" quartet.) It is also "doubtful that the Saudis share Mr. Bush's analysis, since they have been urging Hamas and Fatah to get back together again?" A different Times article included a succinct headline identifying the real reason for the latest initiative: "Mired in Iraq, U.S. Seeks to Begin Building a Palestinian State."

Click here to read more!

* July 27th, 2007: Institute for Palestine Studies Policy Notes No. 18

Why Does Bush Talk About Israel's Negev and Galilee?
By Nadia Hijab, Senior Fellow

It is unusual for the president of one country to take an interest in regional development in another country. Yet United States president George W. Bush talks about Israel's Negev and Galilee regions as well as about America's commitment to Israel as a "Jewish state." Why does he do so? What's going on in the Negev and Galilee? And what should be done about it?

Click here to read more!

* Tuesdays Open Gaza Campaign, sponsored by the Rebuilding Alliance

Dear End the Occupation Members,

It has been over month since the historic rally in Washington DC and one of the speakers, Mr. Husam El Nounou, cannot yet go home. He is stranded in Egypt at the Gaza border with 5000 Palestinians, all waiting for the border to open so that they can return to their families. There is a heat wave. 28 people have died; others are on hunger strike. We need your help to contact Congress and to press on with a new building project in Gaza as a symbol of hope.

Gaza's borders have been sealed shut since June 13th with 1.4 million hungry people inside. Aside from minimal humanitarian aid, the government of Israel has imposed a blockade on import of goods to the impoverished territory, forcing many factories to shut down. Unemployment, already over 60% before the blockade, has shot up as tens of thousands of workers face layoffs. U.N. agencies are cancelling all building projects for lack of cement and materials.

Husam El Nounou came to the U.S. to raise funds to rebuild the next home in the Rachel Corrie Rebuilding Campaign in Gaza, as part of a Rebuilding Alliance speaking tour. Our projects are symbols of hope that help rebuild shattered communities and offer people around the world immediate ways to make peace, starting with the tangible support of a family's right to a home.

We need your help to end the blockade of Gaza and bring Husam, and 5000 stranded Palestinians home. Please do two things:
(1) Call Congress on Tuesday, and every Tuesday until the blockade is lifted, to open Gaza's borders;
(2) Help Gazans show the world their determination to build, not destroy. Donate now to rebuild the next home in the Rachel Corrie Rebuilding Campaign in Gaza.

Click here for more info about the "Tuesdays Open Gaza Campaign" sponsored by The Rebuilding Alliance. Starting tomorrow, join a weekly planning meeting via teleconference, every Friday at Noon pacific, 3pm Eastern. Sign-up here for the toll-free number.

Donna Baranski-Walker
Executive Director, The Rebuilding Alliance


* Spring - Fall 2007 Schedule: July 28th-August 11th; October 27th - November 10th: Interfaith Peace-Builders Delegations to Israel/Palestine

Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB) sends delegations to Israel and Palestine so that US citizens can see the conflict with their own eyes. Participants have the opportunity to learn directly from Israeli and Palestinian nonviolent peace/human-rights activists, to spend time in Palestinian and Israeli homes, and to experience the situation of Palestinians living under military occupation. For more information, contact the IFPB office directly by phone (202-244-0821) or email

* May 24th - August 16th, 2007: Join Middle East Fellowship for Palestine Summer Encounter 2007

Middle East fellowship, in partnership with Holy Land Trust invites you to participate in the fourth annual Palestine Summer Encounter, a two month Arabic-training and volunteer program, starting on May 24th, 2007.

The purpose of the program is to create a dialogue between Palestinians and members of the global community. During the program, participants will learn beginner or intermediate conversational Arabic through language immersion and class and partner with Palestinian non-profit organizations as a volunteer. Click here for more detailed information.

* August 20th-25th, 2007: Birthright Unplugged Delegations to Israel/Palestine

 Are you thinking of going to Palestine/Israel this summer?

Are you interested in meeting Palestinian families, activists, community leaders, and political figures, and learning about life under occupation? Are you committed to turning education into action and working for justice?


Join us for a 6-day educational trip through the West Bank to visit Palestinian cities, villages, and refugee camps. The trip is designed to put you in conversation with people who you may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet and equip you to return to your community and work for change.

Birthright Unplugged trips will run from JULY 20-25, 2007 and AUGUST 20-25, 2007. Dates are subject to change.

The application deadline is Tuesday, MAY 15, 2007. Trips run every summer and winter.

While Birthright Unplugged is designed primarily for Jewish people, we welcome people of all backgrounds on our trips. We also welcome individuals of all ages, and have traveled with people ages 9-70.

For more information about the itinerary, costs, trip leaders, and application materials, visit

* Summer - Fall 2007 Schedule: August 12th - 22nd, December 2nd - 12th: Global Exchange's Delegations to Palestine & Israel

Global Exchange's delegations to Palestine & Israel provide first-hand exposure to the daily struggles and realities of Palestinians living under Occupation. The delegations strive to further the US public's understanding of the conflict by listening to the aspirations and frustrations of Palestinians, by examining the dimensions of the human rights crisis under Israeli rule, as well as learning from Palestinians and Israelis who are working for a just peace and an end to the Occupation.

For more information you can contact Global Exchange (800-497-1994 x. 251) or email

August 12 - 22, 2007

December 2 - 12, 2007

* MECA Delegation August 2007: Come with MECA to Palestine/Israel!

For seventeen years, MECA has taken small groups to the West Bank, Gaza and Israel. MECA staff and local guides introduce you to activists, journalists, aid workers, teachers, social workers and others living under occupation. We'll stay with our "Ibdaa family" in Dheisheh refugee camp, and visit other MECA partners and friends throughout Palestine/ Israel.

For information, please contact:
Deborah Agre or Josie Shields-Stromsness,

Occupation End Notes is the US Campaign bi-monthly newsletter, designed as a tool for activists. For this newsletter to be successful, we need your participation. Use us to promote events, give feedback on recent actions, recommend resources, or just learn from other activists in the movement. If you or your organization are planning an event aimed at ending the occupation, or you have information for the Newsletter, please contact the US Campaign at

The US Campaign aims to change U.S. policies that sustain Israel's 409-year occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, and that deny equal rights for all.

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation PO Box 21539 Washington, DC 20009 202-332-0994

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

RE: Surrealisme seqüencial y sonidos poéticos a!

Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 20:37:18 +0200
Subject: Surrealisme seqüencial y sonidos poéticos a!

  • Imperdible entrevista con el artista Miquel Villalba: surrealismo secuencial en!



  • Imperdible entrevista amb l'artista Miquel Villalba: surrealisme seqüencial a!




1. Grava un mp3 d'entre 3 i 5 minuts inspirat en qualsevol text literari (conegut o inèdit). Pots usar tècniques de recitat, cantat, ruidisme, deformació fònica, efectes sonoros, etc. 
2. Consulta com fer el podcast i les bases completes a la web del Canal Joves Creadors
3. Inscriu-te i puja el teu podcast (mp3) a la web del concurs

  • Admetrem a concurs podcasts (creacions sonores) en català i/o castellà
  • La convocatòria resta oberta fins el 15 d'octubre de 2007
  • L'abast del concurs és internacional

Preguem la màxima difusió i la vostra participació

1. Graba un mp3 de entre 3 y 5 minutos inspirado en cualquier texto literario (conocido o inédito). Puedes usar técnicas de recitado, cantado, ruidismo, deformación fónica, efectos sonoros, etc. 
2. Consulta como hacer tu podcast y las bases completas en la web del Canal Joves Creadors
3. Inscríbete y sube tu podcast (mp3)  en la web del concurso 

  • Se admitirán a concurso podcasts (creaciones sonoras) en catalán y/o castellano.
  • La convocatoria está abierta hasta el 15 de octubre de 2007 
  • El ámbito del concurso es internacional

Pedimos la máxima difusión y vuestra participación

En total compliment amb les lleis de protecció de dades et comuniquem que pots esborrar-te de la nostra llista de difusió enviant-nos un correu electrònic amb l'assumpte "esborrar". 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Parole in Liberace: the "Grand Piano" & its accessories-necessaries considered from a Fluxus Street Theater Persepective

The cultural contexts among which any "new" work appears are of great importance for the reception of the work in its own time and in the times following --
In the case of the "Grand Piano", today's cultural construct under review-examination by Dr. Giulio Agosto di Vidiamodopo, our esteemed colleague in theory-critique and a Grand Pianist himself, one must be aware of the full range of the cultural-material and linguistic-formulated manifestations of the discourses across and transgressing the normative and constrictive bounds
which extend from the classifications of the categories of

mass marketed miniaturization

to the full-blown hyper-magnitudes of spectacularized and globalized environments within which is situated the cultural-material-linguistic production work of the soap-opera influenced currently running ten episodes of the "Grand Piano"'s "collective autobiography", which in turn is running on the tracks laid down originally by the Fondatore, who has given us the eternally generative legacy of his never-to-exhausted "Grand Song of the Open Piano" under the sign of his immortal


echoes of which one may find in the "Grand Piano" which by its very title acknowledges the inspiring and influential ceaselessly experimenting presence of the Master among its notations, its tentative, "experimental" scores . . .

and now allow me to turn over the podium to our illustrious and well-beloved colleague, Il Maestro, Giulio Agosto di Vidiamodopo---

Good Evening, Friends, Colleagues, Esteemed Patrons and Lovers of Il Piano Grande di Parole en Liberace:

In the Eternal Network spirit of the Grand Pianist of Fluxus Street Theater El Maestro G. Maciunas, a review-examination of the material elements & accessories-neccessaries which comprise the "laying bared mechanism of the mis-en-scene" of the currently running production of the currently playing "Grand Piano"--.
(if you will forgive me a rather feeble play on words--)

First, for purposes of identification of the authors, those who are presumed to know and write:

Which ten of these Statues are those most paratactically reminiscent of the Statues of the Grand Pianists playing in the Grand Piano?

(Or is this simply a "read herring" of a Fauxk Art piece inserted at the last moment in the otherwise austere and solemn design of the playbill . . . a Fluxus Prank--or indeed a serious question?)

To lay bare the autobiographical "slice of life" mechanisms of the mis-en-scene of the "Grand Pianist" is indeed to reveal the "Art of Living" . . .

a simple, clean design is best for the emphasis on the solemnity and sublimity of the occaision of the production of the Grand Piano . . .

Here w have a breath-taking example from Part Three

an example of the purity of form from Part Two

and from Part One: Let the Tunes begin! in a most appropriate setting . . .

For the material production of a cultural work of this order of magnitude, it is imperative that there be attendant what some may esteem luxuries yet which will i chose to designate as "accessory-necessaries" . . .

Here please note the very high quality custom hardwood floor and the Grand Piano Stool design at once "classical" and "contemporary-jazz" for the Grand Pianists--combining comfort and medically approved back support for the postures required for the playing of the Grand Piano--

of course, it is a well known convention of the traditional and avant-garde both that all mise-en-scenes require a backdrop complete with "Fake Books"--
Nor to mention not to neglect the Grand Pianists of the Bright Tomorrows!--

From time to time even the Grandest of Grand Pianists may have need of an example of Time's Template--for their Art of Time as Grand Pianists-autobiographers--

"Cleanliness is next to Godliness"--one must not forget to keep the mechanisms free of dust, enemy of "purity" and archives--

Tasteful tapestries grace the scented studio of the "Grand Piano", inspiring the aspiring--with the Aspiration of Inspiration while contemplating this mandala image, encapsulation of wisdom and rich with sonic suggestions, fertile with phonemes --

In themselves objets d'art, these are the lovely and sturdy non-sliding foundations of the Grand Piano and the Protectors of its self-reflecting high gloss rare teak hardwood floors--
in which the "Grand Piano" is to be found--gazing at itself gazing back at itself--a veritable Narcissus--
who must be alerted before disappearing into his own self-adoring reflection and reminded that "the show must go on"--

Again, I cannot iterate, nor reiterate, too often--cleanliness, polish--the hallmarks of Grand Piano appearance and performance--Purity of demeanor and display--

These imperatives bringing into being this further ingenious accessory-necessary for the Preservation-from-Dust--
the Grand Piano after all is not Duchamp's Large Glass, landing area of dust and grime--

Here, o colleagues, a suitable pedestal for the holding aloft of the Libretto-Score--

and mighty super-tensile dollies for safe transport of the Grand Piano back and forth from Public Stage to the intimacies of the Privacy of Backstage--

Only the most sophisticated of mics are used for the most "pure" sound possible--
you too, will be uttering the classic phrase--is it Real--or Memorex--
or the more au courant--I can't believe it's not butter--

Only the finest cabinets are used in the preservation of the documents, archives, recordings and files of the Grand Piano--

for in preservation in its purest state lies posterity in state--

in archival preservation lies the Grand Piano salvation of the materialist word--

In sum, my friends and colleagues, by surveying in a review-examination the cultural-materialist construction for the presentation and maintenance of the "Grand Piano", one has developed an awareness of the targeted directions of its discourses, its performative aspects, as well as its "in-dwellings" as it were.

I think it is safe to say--for in my position I must take into consideration above all your security--I think it is safe to say that the object here considered for review-examination is one easily commanding entry into the data-zones of citation, bibliography and notes, while also sure to generate further examinations of its modifications of previously existing versions of the already existing files under which this particular "Grand Piano" has already been filed many times over. I find it safe to presume that its revisionings and revisionisms of extant files will
be of at least a minor interest to those engaged in the minutiae of this particular trope of a narrowly conceived discursive presentation.

Meanwhile may i note that the well known "changing of the guard" in the costume displays of the Museum of the Parole in Liberace is taking place this week.
I have proposed an homage to Il Fondatore in the Eternal Network Spirit of Il Maestro Maciunas, in which acts of destruction will be applied to the material-cultural objects on display for a period of no less than five and no more then eight minutes, giving myself and whoever wishes to participate with me time to exit via the piano wire rigged Flying Costumes of the Fondatore, allowing us to soar majestically above the confused multitudes and assembled guardians of security, and so attain a union with that Nirvana to be glimpsed in the rhinestone studded mirrored ceiling . . . wherein are reflected unto infinity the images of Il Fondatore, set to his own recorded performances--and among which we may glimpse if but momentarily that which exists in the very core of the Eternal Flux, of the Parole Siempre in Liberace.

Ci vidiamo dopo--(Nota Bene: the professor's name Vidiamodopo means "see you later"

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Human Trash | Manifest per signar amb tinta de calamar!!! ---

Don't get caught with egg on your face.    Play Chicktionary! 

RE: Gallery Night event at the Green Gallery

Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 17:54:03 +0700
Subject: Gallery Night event at the Green Gallery

Come to the Green Gallery on Gallery Night for a drawing/glue party with other people of all shapes and sizes!
Party will run roughly:
Friday July 27 6-10pm
Saturday July 28 1-5pm
631 E. Center St. 3rd floor
Peter Barrickman's work will be in the main space
Randy Russell's work will be in the John Riepenhoff Experience
Kerrie Welsh's video will be in the Video Arcade
Come on by, I think you might love it!

Also at the Green Gallery:
The 6th Annual Umali Awards!
Look for an improved awards ceremony, featuring: more charts, more graphics (revealed:
who the "known vegans" are), awards you can be proud of, an impromptu
speech by Kiki, and a very special out of town guest.

Also, it'll probably be more hot, considering the event will take place in
August. "Our latest awards ceremony ever!"


6th Annual Umali Awards
Celebrating the Year 2006
August 4 (Saturday)
8 PM
Semi-Formal attire, please
Then Friday August 10th
Ian Hokin New Paintings
A recent gratuate from Art Institute of Chicago...
From a Chicago, IL sensory deprivation tank to a Milwaukee, WI sensory stimulation bank via visionary, paintings, gallery, you. A Wisconsin native returns north for a solo painting show that will wow you!

Local listings, incredible imagery, and driving directions - all in one place! Find it!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

On Site/Sight/Cite Saturday 21 July 2007 (construction/destruction work & machines at Webster and alley behind Downer)--Screaming Wall pieces

Protest Cat Caterpillar Bulldozers

used for ethnic cleansing, gentrification cleansing of neighborhoods--

The pieces below use cement mixing materials, sand and brick dust being used to make condos replacing bulldozed house and small field--