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
David Baptiste Chirot
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208

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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Universes in Universe Newsletter: Bienales. Convocatorias. Nuevos artículos

Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 03:13:53 -1200
Subject: Bienales. Convocatorias. Nuevos artículos


Newsletter, 26 de febrero de 2008
- Arte cubano en Londres
- Bienal de La Habana ampliada
- Bienal de Sharjah: Convocatoria
- Encuentro de Escultores Bolivia
- Cuadrienal de Riga: Convocatoria
- Nafas Revista de arte. Nuevos artículos

Estimados colegas y amigos:

En nuestros sitios web notarán varios cambios y encontrarán, entre otras
cosas, los siguientes nuevos contenidos:

*Estados de Intercambio*
La exposición de arte cubano reflexiona sobre las complejidades del
intercambio económico y de la información en la Cuba contemporánea.
23 enero - 22 marzo 2008, Iniva Londres

*Bienal de La Habana ampliada*
En preparación a su 10a edición en 2009, la Bienal de La Habana amplía sus
criterios de participación.

*Bienal de Sharjah: Convocatoria*
La Bienal de Sharjah acepta propuestas para su programa de producción de
nuevas obras. 4 fechas de cierre en 2008.

*Encuentro de Escultores*
Convocatoria para el II Encuentro Internacional de Escultores en Santa
Cruz, Bolivia. Cierre: 15 de marzo de 2008.

*Cuadrienal de Riga: Convocatoria*
Convocatoria de propuestas para la Cuadrienal de Escultura de Riga,
Letonia. Cierre: 1 abril 2008. (inglés)

=====  Nafas Revista de arte - artículos  =====

Los nuevos artículos (inglés, alemán y árabe) incluyen:

*The Third Line*
La galería en Dubai es una de las plataformas de arte contemporáneo más
dedicadas y exitosas de la región del Golfo Pérsico. De G. Haupt & P.

*Fábulas del pavimento*
El proyecto investiga la intrincada y dinámica relación entre los
habitantes y el espacio público en El Cairo. De Aleya Hamza y Edit Molnar

*Biennale Jogja Quo Vadis*
Reseña de la Bienal en Yogyakarta - comentario sobre una selección de
obras; reflexiones sobre la situación en Indonesia. De Arahmaiani

*The Past - The Forgotten Time*
Sobre la exposición itinerante y su aproximación crítica a la historia de
Indonesia; respuestas del público. De Alia Swastika

*Más allá del muro*
La escena de arte comprometida políticamente de Palestina. Proyecto sobre
el tema "basura", presentado en la Transmediale Berlin 2008. De Mirko

Cordiales saludos,
Gerhard Haupt y Pat Binder


Universes in Universe - Mundos del Arte

Dr.Gerhard Haupt y Pat Binder
Kollwitzstrasse 52
D - 10405 Berlin

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Jorge Ivan Respero: : Intitaion: exhibit in Finland

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Roberto Bolano's Nazi Literatures of the Americas--Ny Times Book Review

"Homenaje Bolano" d-b chirot

The Sound and the Führer
Published: February 24, 2008
Among the many acid pleasures of the work of Roberto Bolaño, who died at 50 in 2003, is his idea that culture, in particular literary culture, is a whore. In the face of political repression, upheaval and danger, writers continue to swoon over the written word, and this, for Bolaño, is the source both of nobility and of pitch-black humor. In his novel “The Savage Detectives,” two avid young Latino poets never lose faith in their rarefied art no matter the vicissitudes of life, age and politics. If they are sometimes ridiculous, they are always heroic. But what can it mean, he asks us and himself, in his dark, extraordinary, stinging novella “By Night in Chile,” that the intellectual elite can write poetry, paint and discuss the finer points of avant-garde theater as the junta tortures people in basements? The word has no national loyalty, no fundamental political bent; it’s a genie that can be summoned by any would-be master. Part of Bolaño’s genius is to ask, via ironies so sharp you can cut your hands on his pages, if we perhaps find a too-easy comfort in art, if we use it as anesthetic, excuse and hide-out in a world that is very busy doing very real things to very real human beings. Is it courageous to read Plato during a military coup or is it something else?

Kim Demarco
Roberto Bolaño
By Roberto Bolaño.
Translated by Chris Andrews.
227 pp. New Directions. $23.95.
“Nazi Literature in the Americas,” a wicked, invented encyclopedia of imaginary fascist writers and literary tastemakers, is Bolaño playing with sharp, twisting knives. As if he were Borges’s wisecracking, sardonic son, Bolaño has meticulously created a tightly woven network of far-right littérateurs and purveyors of belles lettres for whom Hitler was beauty, truth and great lost hope. Cross-referenced, complete with bibliography and a biographical list of secondary figures, “Nazi Literature” is composed of a series of sketches, the compressed life stories of writers in North and South America who never existed, but all too easily could have. Goose-stepping caricatures à la “The Producers” they are not; instead, they are frighteningly subtle, poignant and plausible. Like Leni Riefenstahl, the artistes Bolaño invents share a certain Romantic aesthetic, a taste for the classic and nonvulgar, a dislike of “cacophony” and a lurking sense that something has gone terribly wrong in the modern world — that children, for instance, have been “stolen and raised by inferior races” and that a better world in the form of the Fourth Reich is imminent. There is little to no mention of Jews or other undesirables; there are no death camps; World War II is a passing reference at best. Instead, with a straight face, Bolaño narrates the Nazi writers’ tireless imaginations, their persistence in the face of a world history that goes against them, their contrarian determination as they continue to write books that go unread, unreviewed and largely unnoticed. They’re the losers but, with incredible passion, they remain steadfastly in denial of that fact, churning away at their refutations of Voltaire, Rousseau and Sartre; their verses vindicating Il Duce; their novels decrying the decline of piety; their Aryan literary societies. Like Riefenstahl, they find the highest beauty in a particular sort of symmetry and order that only in retrospect seems indubitably fascist. Horribly, persistently, they have a vision that they are incapable of giving up.
They are, in other words, writers. Substitute, say, “language poetry” for “fascism” and the trajectory of these invented lives would be much the same as they are for the busy networks of real writers Bolaño knew from the inside out. Whereas in “By Night in Chile” Bolaño’s dissection of hypocrisy and bad faith (the main character is a morally bankrupt priest allied with the junta) is swift and merciless, here it is not only as if the writer in him couldn’t keep himself from filigreeing in endless perfect and revealing details about his lost souls and their laughable oeuvres, but also as if he couldn’t entirely resist them. As a fellow traveler, he probably knew only too well what it is to pit the invented world on your ratty pages against the firmly stated values of the real world. The imaginary Ernesto Pérez Masón, who pounds away at his novella that is “an erotic and fiercely anti-U.S.A. fantasy, whose protagonists were General Eisenhower and General Patton”; the mysterious beauty Daniela de Montecristo, who loved Italian and German generals during World War II and wrote an epic novel called “The Amazons”; Max Mirebalais, the ceaseless plagiarist who sought to combine Nazism and negritude: the heinousness of their political philosophy is the only thing that distinguishes them from any writer, anywhere, at any time. Moreover, literature, Bolaño writes, “is a surreptitious form of violence, a passport to respectability, and can, in certain young and sensitive nations, disguise the social climber’s origins.”
Who said literature has no real power to affect history? Not Bolaño — for him, literature is an unnervingly protean, amoral force with uncanny powers of self-invention, self-justification and self-mythification. The mythmakers, he suggests, certainly do matter. If Hitler had won, for instance, the not entirely absurd stories in this encyclopedia would be the prevailing stories of the culture. Is Nazi poetry an oxymoron? Not a bit of it, posits Bolaño. On the contrary, it’s all too possible.

Stacey D’Erasmo’s most recent novel is “A Seahorse Year.” Her new novel will be published later this year.

A Writer Whose Posthumous Novel Crowns an Illustrious Career (August 9, 2005)

: invitacion memoria y cultura

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 00:47:30 -1200
Subject: invitacion memoria y cultura

Call of works to “MailArt Planetary Failure” exhibition

from Carlos Adriano

Call of works to "MailArt Planetary Failure" exhibition. in the
Federal Fluminense University, Niteroi - Rio de Janeiro.

With the theme "Planetary Failure" we will expose mailart artworks
from all over the world during the III State Environment Conference
of Rio de Janeiro.

The exhibition will be in a digital panel on the mainly Campus of
this named University.

Artworks must be mailed with artist and country name to till March 12/2008.

The picture must have resolution of 300dpi and no more of 800x600
pixels in jpg format.
Originals artwork also can be send but not mandatory to:
Lucy Manso Dutra
Rua Assis Brasil, 194/507
Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro - RJ


Dahr Jamail - Beyond the Green Zone Independent Journalist's Video Report ---

Sunday, February 24, 2008

NEW! David Baptiste Chirot At The Continental Review

Saturday, February 23, 2008
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NEW! David Baptiste Chirot At The Continental Review


Though The Continental Review is currently metamorphosing, and its new associate editors busily working in some temporary shadows, preparing what to me is a staggeringly exciting range of projects, this in no way means that we are on hiatus.
Au contraire! Which is why I'm delighted to be featuring our first ever (micro) documentary, in the form of a portrait of artist and poet David Baptiste Chirot

David will already be known to many of you via the form of his various creative capacities and avatars: his visual and text-based work has been featured in numerous galleries and exhibitions, his poetry published in a vast array of journals (beautiful work notably in Mark Young's OTOLITHS), and there have been chapbooks and collections - notably ZERO POEM (Traverse), HUNG ER (neotrope), and found rubBEings (Xerolage32).

For those less familiar, or more curious, a solid starting place would be Eileen Tabios' excellent profile of David's work in the third installement of Galatea Resurrects,
where Eileen, in a sentiment echoing my own, refers to David's "rubBEings" as being "among the most moving, evocative and conceptually-sound art works I've witnessed /experienced". Also highly recommended is Geof Huth's interview-article on David,
There is Nothing but Sunlight and Shadow in the Open Street to be found also in OTOLITHS.

This video was available before, in an altered state, and was shown on public television if I understand correctly, but The Continental Review thinks it necessary to be giving it another, and perhaps wider, airing. The wonderful thing about the piece, and the reason that Gwen Wojcik, Benjamin Clark, Matthew Miller and Kelly Poindexter have done such a wonderful job, is that we see nearly all aspects of David's creative life presented as a more or less harmonious ensemble. There is no erected barrier here between the making of rubbings or clay-prints and the reading of poems or stories; no false cloistration of quiet composing from the outside wanderings in search of meaningful debris.

And very special thanks to Ben Clark for all his work in getting this video out to Paris.

So, the basic pitch? "Come discover a great American artist in one nine minute installment."

And stay tuned for our next video: a reading by the wondrous and inimitable Pierre Joris.

The Continental Review
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