CHIROT ZERO ZINE--ANNOUNCING NEW BLOG

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
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http://chirotzerozine.blogspot.com
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 david.chirot@gmail.com
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... books.google.com/books?isbn=0312263805... - # 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 ... www.huffingtonpost.com/.../leonard-peltier-american_n_265764.html - 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
icasualties.org/oif/

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,453
http://icasualties.org/oef/


=

Cost of War in Iraq

$691,188,637,164

Cost of War in Afghanistan
$229,137,844,021

The cost in your community

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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


VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL
No Sieges, Tortures, Starvation & Surveillance
GAZA-GUANTANAMO-ABU GHRAIB—THE GLOBE
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
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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, November 21, 2009

Senator Bob Menendez: Tonight's vote




Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 21:44:22 -0500
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Subject: Tonight's vote

Dear David-Baptiste,
Tonight, Democratic senators stood for you.

We stood for a healthier nation. We stood for patients' rights. Every Democratic senator stood together to move forward with historic health care reform. Your passion and persistence paid off.

But standing up is only the beginning of any journey. The path ahead is a long one.

While we stood for reform, Republicans simply stood in the way. Every last one voted to block the Senate from even discussing the bill. We know that their rhetoric will only grow more shrill during the upcoming debate.

For now, however, take pride in knowing that we stood together -- and are moving forward -- because of you.

Sen. Bob Menendez     

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Intervención Artística Contemporánea S. XVIII - Zegache




Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 18:43:08 -0600
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Subject: Intervención Artística Contemporánea S. XVIII - Zegache

Zegache. Talleres Comunitarios (Mailing list information, including unsubscription instructions, is located at the end of this message.)


Se complace en invitarle a la exposición
Zegache. Talleres Comunitarios


Segunda intervención artística
contemporánea sobre el siglo XVIII


 

Reproducción de Rafael Cauduro. Sín título
Mixta sobre madera de cedro. 49.5 x 29 cms
2009

 


Inauguración: martes 1 de diciembre, 18:00 Horas
Clausura: 6 de enero 2010


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Galería Casa Lamm is pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition:
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December, tuesday 1th, to January, Wednesday 26th, 2010
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"A Weed is a Plant Out of Place"--some observations re Plagiarism & Otusider Poetry--for Jerome Rothenberg--


A phrase i keep meaning to send you as it's an interesting depiction of the movement of the Outsider despite labels/because of labels is the following from Jim Thompson's great hardboiled novel/roman noir The Killer Inside Me.

Billy Bob Walker, a hell raising populist lawyer, a sort of low rent Clarence Darrow, is explaining his philosophy to prospective client Deputy Lou Ford, a psycho serial killer who poses as the blandest and dumbest of persons, a real stereotypical living, spitting image of a "West Texas Lawman" speaking as much as possible in clichés to hide a "superior intelligence" that has decayed due to lack of use.

Billy Bob Walker is telling Deputy Ford the two things he learned in Agronomy School that shaped his life's work.  Here he speaks of the second, perhaps even more important one:

 (It) was a definition I got out of the agronomy book . . . Before that I'd seen everything in black and   white, good and bad.  But after I was set straight I saw that the name you put to a thing depended one where it stood and where you stood.  And . . . Here's the definition, right out of the agronomy books: "'a weed is a plant out of place.'  I find a hollyhock
in my cornfield and it's a weed.  I find it in my yard, and it's a flower."

 

A Weed is a plant out of place! There's a kind of gallows humor to it—

 

In "Composition as Explanation" Gertrude Stein writes of how things, art works, writing which at first seem ugly, eventually become seen as beautiful, because the ugly thing has inaugurated a way of looking that brings other previously thought of ugly things into the realm of beauty, and so the original is finally recognized itself as beautiful—its position as such well buttressed by those works which it initiated as, in a sense, its own proofs via a form of reverse engineering.

  Stein then goes on to remark that the time between a work being seen as ugly ("a plant out of place") and beautiful is growing steadily less in the modern world.  "The interval is less and less."  We might think of this as the great American advertising phrase:  "The Instant Classic" which has NO interval according to the ad writers.

 

(One of whom who knows might be a poet, like Lew Welch, who worked as an adman in Chicago-or Allen Ginsberg who gave it a brief shot in his first days in San Francisco—trying one last time to lead a "straight" life---)

 

Deputy Ford has self consciously created his cardboard cut out existence, and has adopted the cliche as a form of weapon as part of his self camouflage:

 

Here he's speaking to the Greek owner of a small restaurant:

 

     The smile on his face was getting strained.  I could hear his shoes creak as he squirmed.  If there's anything worse than a bore, it's a corny bore. But how can you brush off a nice friendly fellow who'd giver you his shirt if you asked for it?

     "I reckon I should have been a college professor or something like that," I said.  Even when I'm asleep I'm working out problems.  Take that heat wave we had a few weeks ago; a lot of people think it's the heat that makes it so hot.  But it's not like, Max.  It's not the heat, but the humidity.

       He cleared his throat and muttered something about being wanted in the kitchen I pretended like I didn't hear him. . . .

 

           "Well," I said, "I guess I'd better shove off. I've got quite a bit getting around to do, and I don't want to rush.  Haste makes waste in my opinion.  I like to look before I leap."

              That was dragging them in my by the feet, but I couldn't hold'em back.  Striking at people that way is almost as good as the other, the real way . . . "

 

     I quote at such length because in poetry, Baudelaire is the first –maybe only—to proclaim his desire to write a cliche.  This would be a form of "advance –(avant-garde)—engineering" in that the cliché—usually recognized as such far down the line from the original phrase—would be created as one immediately, a phrase for which the interval between poetic line and cliché does not exist—an Instant Classic so tedious and oft used as to be immediately  an Instant Cliché.

 

Baudelaire has recognized from the start the beauty/curse of much modernism: that due to the commodification and reification of every phase and particle of existence and its productions, the market can ever more quickly subsume, swallow, devour the "avant-garde" and turn it into clichés fit for the museum or for Flaubert's' Dictionairre des idees recues.

 

Already there is at the beginning of modernism the image/idea of Pop Art.  Or for that matter Malraux's Museum without Walls.  Satie's desire to produce a background or "Furniture" music, a Wall paper music—reaches its logical conclusion in the canned sounds of elevator music, which is made up of those clichés known as "Rock's Biggest Hits" etc—3 am TV advertised collections of music heard so many thousand times they seem to have emerged from out of nowhere and everywhere and in a sense have always and will always exist in that realm of timelessness which even in 3 am TV infomercials is known as the Eternal. "Eternal Classic/Classical beauty . . . "

 

Ironically, perhaps the "stasis" of "Eternal Classical Beauty" and of the Status Quo is produced by the "running down" of Entropy towards the solid state. The cliché also would seem to be part of this stasis, this having reached a steady state in which its only real function is to be repeated ad nauseum ad infinitum—The way to "rejuvenate" these "rundown" word-machines is to essay to inject them with the energy of the slogan, the advertising campaign, the zeal generating Mantra of a clung-to Idea of progress. Since the "avant" or "avant-garde" is quite literally to be taken as "in advance,"—or perhaps "an advance" in the sense of an advance on the payment to come in the future an advance on the Utopian Future just around the corner---- leading the way further into the future, the new, the signs of Actual Progress Being made—the "avant" itself becomes a mish mash of clichés, slogans, advertising techniques, rebrandings and so forth. This would be the model in use today by the American "Poetic' establishment with its dogmatic, reverent repetition of a select set of phrases which each are to "stand in for" a "radical, innovative" rhetorical designation of anything which it approves of and designates as "New" "avant" being in actuality this very article the "new, progressive, radical, innovative . . . hybrid, digital, etc—"what really matters are not things nor actions, events but simply names.  Intoned, chanted, like mantras—Magic Words which will displace al the dross and impedimenta of the dreary past and dim present—and usher in, "avant la lettre"—the utopia of a perfected, purified "language of the tribe . . . "

 

 

This system then is dependent on rhetoric to give a semblance of life to what amounts to a long dead set of clichés, slogans, rebrandings, retreads and watered down versions of things already passed, yet mounted as an "avant attack" on the system because they attack not the system but the hidden fact of the entropy of their chosen phrases and assigned "meanings" and "doctrines." What matters is not the substance but the semblance of there being "progress."

 

As things run down they run –towards the concealed stasis, steady state, status quo--as towards El Dorado--

To give the semblance of "progress"—

 

Actually I think what is very interesting is that Deputy Lou Ford uses the needling of the cliché as a way of "striking out"—which for quite some time he manages to subsist on rather than striking out in the "real way"—sadistic violence—

The idea of the cliché as a form of displaced violence, as a form of the postponement of violence—

 

And also the relationship of the cliché to the slogan, to the construction of advertisements, and poems whose lines will someday be a cliché—a form of propaganda mounted in the present against itself perhaps—as an already existing futurity that has been kidnapped and reset in the past, like a reverse engineering as in Fellini's calling his Satricon "a science fiction film set in the past . . ."

 

As in the detournement of the Situationists—the  cliché can be detourned to reveal these strange disruptions of time in which the future is "falling backwards"—while progress "comes to a stand till"--

 

Is the cliché a form of plagiarism then—plagiarizing of the vitality of the poetic line, a kidnapping of it, to bring "new life" to outworn phrases while at the same time preserving that new life as in amber—"cutting it off at the knees, at the pass" and diverting its energies in to the cliché—a cliché now "squared' as in a mathematical equation—doubled, and then doubling the doubling, an alegebraic advance into a static monumentality growing "longer and longer lasting"—a futurity crushing the present as an image of the past disguuised as the "old, beloved, well worn words . . . "

 

Which is Lou ford's project—to use the cliché as a form of concealment—a kind of kid glove over the fist clenched to murder, to strike out "in the real way"--

 

Which detournement has to kidnap in turn to upset, over turn the dead riding on the heaped wagons returning from the 'war of words . . "

It has to rip off the glove and reveal the fist—which is al set as it were to "deliver the punch line"—

The poetic line—

Turned against its cliché self—a kind of violence in overturning its own burial and sending leaping out of the grave those undead beings known as words—

 

One of the ironies re plagiarism is that Ducasse in Poesies writes that it is necessitated by "progress"—(now I am trying to recall who I just read rread ranting against "necessity—"—in a way that made good sense, towards a specific form of necessity--)

 

Perhaps this being made necessary b progress means that plagiarism of Ducasse's sort is "liberating" the words from their other wise "march of progress' towards the steady state of instiutional bureaucratic clichés--

Avaaz.org: Climate's most important voices



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As leaders like Obama waver on global climate negotiations, the voices of the most vulnerable are needed in the climate debate. Avaaz has a chance to help small island states, whose very survival is at stake, make their voices heard in Copenhagen -- click to help:

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If they fail, it won't just mean less snow on ski slopes. Millions of families in Africa will see their farms turn to dust as the desert advances, many in Asia will die in worsening floods and storms, and whole island nations will be threatened by rising seas -- all within 10-15 years.

The climate issue can get lost in statistics. But at critical moments, voices of moral authority can cut through the noise.

So Avaaz is launching a critical effort to build the capacity of negotiating teams from vulnerable islands like Nauru and Palau at the Copenhagen climate talks -- and gearing up to support their message with intensive on-the-ground advocacy for a strong treaty. Even a contribution of $50US/€33 can cover signs and photocopying for a press conference -- and more is needed for airfare, food, and training materials ... please chip in what you can:

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Friday, November 20, 2009

All Afghan Detainees Likely Tortured: Diplomat

All Afghan Detainees Likely Tortured: Diplomat
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Hillel's troubles

Hillel has trouble deciding whom to bring to speak at its campus events. It seems that trying to define one-self as pro-Israel is not as simple as one might think.
But for a pro-Israel organization, what are the boundaries? How critical can a speaker be of the Jewish state and still be consistent with Hillel's mission?
Rabbi Howard Alpert, executive director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, insisted that the lines are well-defined.
"While Hillel wants to promote dialogue among Jewish students who have different perspectives on Israel, we are unabashedly supportive of Israel."
This quote refers to the controversy caused by Hillel-Philadelphia's decision not to host a talk by Jeff Halper, the head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. We would not want a Hillel audience to hear about the Palestinian house demolitions and house evictions taking place in Jerusalem this very month. That is out of bounds for Hillel. For the rest of you, please go here: http://enddemolitionsnow.org/.
Boycotting Halper is only half of the controversy, however. That very same week, Hillel-Philaldelphia invited to speak none other than Effi Eitam, a retired brigadier general and former Knesset member, notorious because of his racist statements. Eitam has called Palestinian citizens of Israel a "ticking bomb" and "a cancer", and has stated on Israeli Army Radio that,
'we cannot be with all these Arabs, we'll have to expel the overwhelming majority of West Bank Arabs from here and remove Israeli Arabs from political system.'
Eitam denied ever calling for violence against Palestinians. Apparently the expulsions he recommends do not qualify as violence, but as a picnic in the park.
None of this worries Hillel.
The Jewish Exponent explains why:
Eitam is now an adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on infrastructure and energy issues, and has been chosen by the Jewish National Fund to represent Israel on American campuses. Alpert explained that while he encouraged students to challenge Eitam, "we are not going to reject spokespersons chosen by the government."
JNF is an American organization that is not part of the Israeli government, but Alpert said that Eitam was representing Netanyahu's government because of his current positi
Now you know how Hillel interprets its pro-Israel mandate. Any racist qualifies, as long as it gets the seal of approval from the Israeli government.
Given this standard, maybe Hillel should do a speaking tour for Yitzchak Shapira, the rabbi that wrote a long treatise stating that according to Jewish law it is permitted to kill non-Jews, and even babies. After all, Shapira's yeshiva enjoys Israeli government's funding. Hmmm… does this make him pro-Israel?
Only Hillel knows. Its idea of morality bends with the rhythm of the political currents in Israel. Had Eitam wanted to do his tour three years ago, Hillel would have probably refused, since at the time Israel's Attorney General was threatening to press charges against Eitam because of anti-Arab statements.
But now that Eitam is an adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, what is Hillel to do?
Here's Hillel's description of Eitam at another talk, this time in Buffalo, NY:
Effie Eitam is an Israeli War Hero, a devout Jew and an unabashed supporter of the right of the Jewish people to their own homeland. He is a former leader of the National Religious Party and more recently the Ahi party, which became a part of Likud in 2009.
His bio goes on and on about how wonderful this man is. The closest you will get to any mention of his racism is this:
He presents a refreshingly different and candid insight into the problems and opportunities facing Israel.
Oy, Hillel!
– Sydney Levy


UK: hospital censorship controversy, new report on UK's Israel Lobby

Dr. Miri Weingarten of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel was booted from not one but two scheduled talks at UK-based hospitals. The British Medical Journal reports:
The Jewish Chronicle criticised the Zionist Central Council for attempting to stifle free speech rather than attending the lectures and challenging the speaker. Its editorial concluded: "The sound of shot feet resonates throughout north-west England" (Jewish Chronicle, 30 Oct, p 30).
Karen Solomon of the Zionist Central Council said, "Miri Weingarten is known in Israeli circles as anti-Israel. Originally we had no intention of stopping the meeting, but we believe that anything political should not be held on NHS premises."
Asad Khan, a consultant physician at Fairfield General Hospital and organiser of Ms Weingarten's lecture tour, said, "The whole idea that PHRI [Physicians for Human Rights-Israel] is antisemitic or even anti-Israel is ludicrous, given that the organisation is overwhelmingly comprised of Jewish Israelis, of whom Miri is one. This was a medical meeting by invitation only in a hospital and was no business of the general public."
Also in the UK, Channel 4 has a new investigative documentary on the role the pro-Israel lobby plays in funding the Tories.
At least half of the shadow cabinet are members of the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), according to a Dispatches programme being screened on Channel 4. The programme-makers describe the CFI as "beyond doubt the most well- connected and probably the best funded of all Westminster lobbying groups".
Inside Britain's Israel Lobby claims that donations to the Conservative party "from all CFI members and their businesses add up to well over £10m over the last eight years". CFI has disputed the figure and called the film "deeply flawed".
The program also delves into other unsurprising-for-American facts like the connection between at least one influential billionaire donor and West Bank interests, and the conflict of interest with media outlets.


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PublicCitizen: Call on Senate to Stand Up to Polluters




Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 13:02:21 -0500
From: publiccitizen@mail.democracyinaction.org
To: davidbchirot@hotmail.com
Subject: Call on Senate to Stand Up to Polluters


Dear David,

This month, another milestone was reached in the passage of climate legislation. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) voted in favor of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Unfortunately, the bill still fails to hold polluters accountable and falls short of empowering locally controlled sustainable energy.

And we think we know why - In addition to the $100 million lobbying campaign undertaken by dirty energy groups to influence climate legislation, recent research by Public Citizen and our allies have found that energy industry officials have also dominated witness tables at hearings on climate legislation.

Of the 88 witness that gave testimony on climate issues this year 33 were energy industry executives. A mere two witness advocated for consumers protections.

Big Energy has had the Senate's ear for too long! Urge your senators to stand up to polluter influence and support bolder provisions that let not just their constituents, but world leaders, know that the U.S. is serious about addressing climate change.

As we approach the final weeks leading up to the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, it is critical that the U.S. send a clear signal that we are moving toward a transformative clean energy and climate bill.

Let your senators know that their constituents and the world are watching. The current bill still contains billions of dollars worth of free giveaways to the coal and nuclear industries, and fails to include real incentives to promote locally-owned, small scale wind and solar. We need a strong bill that achieves carbon emissions reductions mandated by leading climate scientists, establishes better incentives for renewables and energy efficiency, and limits that amount of free allowances given to polluters.

Thanks for all you do,

Tyson Slocum
Director of Public Citizen's Energy Program

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UWM Union Art Gallery: Adam Parker Smith Gallery talk and Extended Hours!



> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 12:17:47 -0600
> From: agallery@uwm.edu
> To: agallery@uwm.edu
> Subject: UWM Union Art Gallery: Adam Parker Smith Gallery talk and Extended Hours!
>
> The UWM Union Art Gallery will have extended hours today going until 7pm! Also, Adam Parker Smith will be giving a gallery talk at 4pm about his work. Don't miss it!
>
> Here is Adam Parker Smith's artist statement:
>
> Constructing the aftermath of invented ceremonies and transcendental
> experiences from materials mined from vernacular culture, hardware
> stores and inherited collections of fabrics, I mimic the human
> endeavor to understand the universe through a bizarre confluence of
> real events, daydreams and preexisting fables. Through this
> combination, I establish psychological sites for disparate elements to
> congregate in environments that are simultaneously haunting, familiar
> and alien. These tragicomic installations are private, uncensored,
> darkly humored and most often involve the direct participation of the
> viewer. They are populated by subjects pulled from the fertile
> environment of my fears and longings, polluted with filth, obsessions,
> crushes, jealousy and grace. With no attempt to disguise the material
> makeup, my methods of construction parallel the imperfections, flaws
> and vulnerability reveled in the subject's characters. As guilt,
> fascination and loyalty encroach, flawless heroines confront heart
> ache, fools distinguish beauty from the grotesque, and the wretched
> mourn the loss of irreproachable purity.
>
> UWM Union Art Gallery
> 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
> Milwaukee, WI 53211
> 414.229.6310
> Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 12-5pm; Thu 12-7pm


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Artist Book Reparation de Poesie 21-- Car for mail art visual poetry assembling



> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:52:04 -0500
> Subject: Car for mail art visual poetry assembling
> From: jean475@sympatico.ca
>
>
> ARTIST BOOK REPARATION DE POÉSIE 21
> To participate to our next issue (21) you must suscibe 15 canadian
> dollars,15 american dollars, 10 euros). Send 80 original pages (maximum
> size: 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches ( 14 X 21.5 cm); no selection; a copy of the book
> will be returned to each participant; the deadline is May first, 2010;
> please respect the following thematic : realise links between image and
> text; send mail art, visual poetry, computer work, collages, etc.
> Jean-Claude Gagnon
> 1-359, rue lavigueur, Québec, Québec. G1R1B3 , Canada
>
>
>
>


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REDFOXPRESS: special offer / visual poetry--4 "c'est mon dada" books of your choice--wood/silkscreen slip caee--r




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Seoul 6th Artists' Book Fair, 13-17 mai 2009
Minipressenmesse, Mainz, 21-24 Mai 2009
Marché de la Poésie, Place St Sulpice, Paris, 18-21 june 2009
London Artists' Book fair, Whitechapel, 25-27 September 2009
New York Art Book Fair, 2-4 October 2009
Frankfurt Book Fair, Stand 4.1-L528, 14-18 october 2009
Fine Press Book Fair, Oxford, 7-8 November 2009
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Museos de Mexico No. 280






MUSEOS DE MÉXICO (Mailing list information, including unsubscription instructions, is located at the end of this message.)

 
  Cartelera INBA
 

Teatro
La magia de amor razonado
Teatro Julio Jiménez Rueda
del sábado 14 de noviembre al domingo 29 de noviembre

Tempestad
Teatro El Galeón
del lunes 26 de octubre al miércoles 2 de diciembre

El Gallo
Teatro El Galeón
del jueves 17 de septiembre al domingo 6 de diciembre

Danza
Arte Acción Teatro en Movimiento A.C.
Teatro de la Danza
del jueves 26 de noviembre al sábado 28 de noviembre

Personas desaparecidas
Sala de Usos Múltiples del CCB
del jueves 5 de noviembre al jueves 26 de noviembre

Taller de Baile de Salón
Galería José María Velasco
del domingo 1 de noviembre al sábado 19 de diciembre

Literatura
Ciclo: "Poesía, lectura en voz de sus autores"
Casa del Poeta Ramón López Velarde
martes 24 de noviembre

Presentación de los nuevos titulos de la Colección Calamus
Palacio de Bellas Artes
martes 24 de noviembre

Ciclo: "Cinema Palacio"
Palacio de Bellas Artes
domingo 22 de noviembre

Música y Ópera
Conciertos de Bellas Artes
Centro Comunitario Culhuacán, INAH
domingo 22 de noviembre

Conciertos de Bellas Artes
Museo Nacional del Virreinato
domingo 22 de noviembre

Conciertos de Bellas Artes
Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli
del sábado 14 de noviembre al sábado 21 de noviembre

Artes Visuales
Pieza del mes: Yoste
Galería José María Velasco
del domingo 18 de octubre al domingo 22 de noviembre

Mondo Bizarro. Colectiva
Galería José María Velasco
del domingo 18 de octubre al domingo 22 de noviembre

Tauromaquia: mano a mano
Museo Nacional de la Estampa
del miércoles 2 de septiembre al domingo 22 de noviembre


  Cultura UDG
 
Cine
Import/Export
Dir. Ulrich Seidl, Austria, 2007, 140 min., del 13 al 19 de noviembre, 15:50, 18:15 y 20:40 hrs., Cineforo Universidad


Delta
Dir. Kornél Mundruczó, del 20 al 27 de noviembre, 16:00, 18:00 y 20:00 hrs., Excepto los días 25, 26 y 27, 16:00 y 18:00, Cineforo Universidad


Ciclo de cine Angelino FIL 2009
Cine L.A.: visiones de los Ángeles, FIL 2009 Los Ángeles-USA invitada de honor, del 28 de noviembre, al 6 de diciembre , Cineforo Universidad


Danza
Tap Dogs
La revolución industrial del Tap, 3 de diciembre, 19:00 y 21:45 hrs., 4 de diciembre, 19:00 y 22:00 hrs., Teatro Diana


Ballet de San Petersburgo y la OFJ.
presentan El Cascanueces, jueves 10 de diciembre, 20:30 hrs., Teatro Diana


Exposiciones
Los Angeles de Julius Shulman .
FIL 2009 Los Ángeles-USA invitada de honor, viernes 27 de noviembre, 20:00 hrs., Museo de las Artes de la U. de G.


Vexing: voces femeninas del Punk del East L.A.
FIL 2009 Los Ángeles-USA invitada de honor, viernes 27 de noviembre, 20:00 hrs., Museo de las Artes de la U. de G.


Madonnas
Fotografías de Elizabeth Beristain, FIL 2009 Los Ángeles-USA invitada de honor, sábado 28 de noviembre, 20:30 hrs., Centro Cultural Casa Vallarta


Literatura
Música
Sketches from Evans Davis
Porgy and bees, Gil Cervantes Jazz Orchestra, sábado 21 de noviembre, 21:00 hrs., Teatro Diana


Air Supply
regresa la leyenda del romanticismo, martes 24 de noviembre, 21:00 hrs., Teatro Diana


Orquesta de Cámara Blas Galindo
Director: Guillermo Salvador, miércoles 25 de noviembre, 20:30 hrs., Paraninfo Enrique Díaz de León


Vexing: Punk rock en vivo.
The sirens, Las tres y Lysa Flores, FIL 2009 Los Ángeles-USA invitada de honor, sábado 28 de noviembre, 18:00 hrs., Rambla Cataluña      , ENTRADA LIBRE


Southwest Chamber Music
ganador de dos premios Grammy, FIL 2009 Los Ángeles-USA invitada de honor, DESCUENTO 20%, miércoles 2 de diciembre, 21:00 hrs., Teatro Diana


John Schneider presents PARTCH
presentado por Grand Performances, FIL 2009 Los Ángeles-USA invitada de honor, jueves 3 de diciembre, 21:00 hrs., Paraninfo Enrique Díaz de León


Get Back! Beatlemania
en concierto, viernes 11 de diciembre, 21:00 hrs., Teatro Diana


Tributo a Led Zeppelin
Sabo Romo, Galo Ochoa, Alejandro Otaola, sá, bado 12 de diciembre, 21:00 hrs., Teatro Estudio Cavaret, Ópera, Los Cuentos de Hoffman, transmisión en alta definición en vivo, desde el MetropolitanOpera de NY., sábado 19 de diciembre, , Teatro Diana


Haggard
tour latinoamerica Tales of Ithitiria, domingo 20 de diciembre, 20:30 hrs., Teatro Diana


Teatro
Underconstruction
Dir. Olga Gutiérrez, miercoles, jueves y viernes, 20:30 hrs., hasta el 20 de noviembre, Teatro Experimental de Jalisco


Sabor a Freud
De José Pablo Feinmann, Dir. Eduardo Villalpando, jueves 19 y 26 de noviembre, 3 y 10 de diciembre, , 20:30 hrs., estudio Diana


Escena de una mentirosa y su perro
Dir. Daniel Constantini, sábados 20:00 hrs. domingos 18:00 hrs., hasta el 22 de noviembre, estudio Diana


12 mujeres en pugna
basada en la obra de Reginald Rose, sábado 28 de noviembre, 19:00 y 21:45 hrs., Teatro Diana


Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary
Centro para la Interpretación Nueva del Instituto de las Artes de California, FIL 2009 Los Ángeles-USA invitada de honor, martes 1, miércoles 2, diciembre, 21:00 hrs., Teatro Experimental de Jalisco.


Farid Mercury
presentado por Robert Karimi, FIL 2009 Los Ángeles-USA invitada de honor, martes 1, miércoles 2, diciembre, 21:00 hrs., estudio Diana.


1984
compañía The Actors´Gang, FIL 2009 Los Ángeles-USA invitada de honor, viernes 4, sábado 5 de diciembre, 21:00 hrs., Teatro Experimental de Jalisco.


Ballet de San Petersburgo y la OFJ.
presentan El Cascanueces, jueves 10 de diciembre, 20:30 hrs., Teatro Diana


Ópera, Los Cuentos de Hoffman
transmisión en alta definición en vivo, desde el MetropolitanOpera de NY., sábado 19 de diciembre, , Teatro Diana



  Agenda de Eventos en la Ciudad de México
 
Educación Continua
Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana
Tipo: Cursos y Talleres
Educación Continua
28/May/2007 al 31/Dic/2009

Promovemos, en el ámbito de nuestra propia comunidad, la educación continua mediant...
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Cursos y conferencias
Centro Cultural y Social Hidalguense
Tipo: Curso
Centro Cultural y Social Hidalguense
01/Ene/2009 al 31/Dic/2009

Cursos y Confer...
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Educación continua
Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana
Tipo: Cursos y Talleres
Claustro de Sor Juana
02/Ene/2009 al 30/Dic/2009

Educación continua

...
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Gran Cañón
Papalote Museo del Niño
Tipo: Funciones
IMAX
17/Feb/2009 al 31/Dic/2009

 


Disfruta esta nueva película en la Mega...
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Animalópolis
Papalote Museo del Niño
Tipo: Funciones
IMAX
04/Abr/2009 al 19/Abr/2010

Vive la alegría y el buen humor de los animales en un viaje inolvidable por el mundo m&aac...
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"La Constitución de Cádiz y las juntas de la Profesa", imparte Mtro. Gustavo Peña Hernández
Fundación Cultural Antonio Haghenbeck y De La Lama, Institución de Asistencia Privada
Tipo: Conferencia
Patio central
22/Nov/2009 12:00 hrs.
 

 Ciclo "Preparándonos para el Bice...
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"Iturbide y la consumación de la Independencia", imparte Dra. Guadalupe Jiménez Codinach
Fundación Cultural Antonio Haghenbeck y De La Lama, Institución de Asistencia Privada
Tipo: Conferencia
Patio central
29/Nov/2009 12:00 hrs.
 

Ciclo "Preparándonos para el Bicentenario de l...
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  Exposiciones en la Ciudad de México
De la Tierra a la Luna
Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil
del 07/Oct/2009 al 14/Feb/2010
De la Tierra a la Luna
Del 7 de octubre al 14 de febrero 2010


El 16 de julio de ...
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"Tacubaya de agua y tierra"
Fundación Cultural Antonio Haghenbeck y De La Lama, Institución de Asistencia Privada
del 11/Oct/2009 al 13/Dic/2009
ªÄ Exposici¨®n temporal ªÅ

Este mes ser¨¢ abierta al p¨²blico la exposici¨®n de fotograf¨ª...
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Límites de Luz
Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm
del 04/Nov/2009 al 26/Nov/2009
Los seres humanos nos encontramos constantemente con nuestros límites, aunque en ocasiones los negam...
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Exposiciones temporales
Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana
del 02/Ene/2009 al 30/Dic/2009
Exposiciones temporales...
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VIDAGRAMAS, De Juan Navarro, In Memoriam
Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm
del 22/Jul/2009 al 17/Ago/2209
Las pinturas de Juan Navarro, (recientemente fallecido), reunidas en la serie Vidagramas, son un can...
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Yo uso perfume para ocupar más espacio
Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil
del 07/Oct/2009 al 03/Ene/2010
Exposición colectiva: Julieta Aranda, Gabriel Acevedo Velarde, Ximena Cuevas, John Bock, Paul MacCar...
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  Exposiciones en el Interior de la   República
Arte no es vida: acciones por artistas de las Américas, 1960-2000
Museo Amparo
del 25/Sep/2009 al 05/Ene/2010
Arte no es vida es una significativa exposición qu...
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Vacas
Museo Arocena
del 01/Ago/2006 al 31/Dic/2009
Muestra de 3 vacas decoradas por los artistas Germán Venegas, Antonio Nava y Mario Martín del Campo....
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Agenda de Eventos en el Interior
de la República
 
ACTIVIDADES CULTURALES
Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez
Tipo: Cursos y Talleres
Servicios Educativos
08/Mar/2009 al 31/Dic/2009

Nuestro objetivo es proponer al Museo como un espacio de reflexión, aprendizaje y di&aacut...
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Galapagos 3D en la Modelo IMAX Theatre
Museo Modelo de Ciencias e Industria
Tipo: Funciones
Teatro IMAX
30/Jun/2009 al 30/Ene/2010
12:30 hrs.

Presentado por el Instituto Smithsoniano e IMAX, utilizando tecnolog&...
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Cartonera infantil
Museo Amparo
Tipo: Cursos y Talleres
Museo Amparo
21/Sep/2009 al 03/Dic/2009

La cartonera Amparo e...
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Taller de Introducción a la gráfica
Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez
Tipo: Taller
museograbado
02/Oct/2009 al 04/Dic/2009
17:00 hrs.
Taller de Introducción a la gráfica.

Para jóvene...
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Ciclo de conferencias: Intervenciones Públicas
Museo Amparo
Tipo: Conferencia
Museo Amparo
22/Oct/2009 al 04/Dic/2009

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Activiades semana del 16 al 22 de noviembre de 2009
Museo Modelo de Ciencias e Industria
Tipo: Taller
MUMCI
17/Nov/2009 al 22/Nov/2009
10:00 hrs.
Consulta nuestro sitio web para más información: www...
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