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Berlin, 31. Dezember 2016 [New Year's Eve]

Robert Ashley [1930-2014] | Perfect Lives [The Park, Privacy Rules] | Video [26:44]

 

Berlin, 26. Dezember 2016

Thurston Moore and John Zorn at The Stone | Video [02:06] via bedfordandbowery [dot] com

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Gilles Peterson talks about collecting the art and music of Sun Ra | Video [02:48]

Gilles Peterson runs down four Sun Ra personal favorites | Video [05:02]

 

Berlin, 23. Dezember 2016

The time is out of joint. — Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 5

 

Berlin, 15. Dezember 2016

That commercialization process increasingly bothers me. It has gotten so much worse, and it has made the art world a zoo. When I was writing this piece recently for New York Review on [Jasper] Johns, I just kept thinking, What does it do to a painter to know that every brush stroke is inescapably another hundred thousand dollars? How does one manage to deliver the right critical notice? I’m glad literature is spared that, or rather, that it is milder in our case. — William H. Gass: Interviewed by Arthur M. Saltzman, 1991

via Stephen Schenkenberg | medium [dot] com · Link

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NYC — The Lot Radio | Listen — [independent online radio station live streaming 24/7 from a reclaimed shipping container on an empty lot in NYC]

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2016 — It's in the nature of years to feel exhausting in retrospect. Every year is the worst year ever.

 

Berlin, 29. November 2016

nytimes [dot] com | Pauline Oliveros, Composer Who Championed ‘Deep Listening,’ Dies at 84 | Read

 

Berlin, 22. November 2016

 

Drifted [Branches] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Branches/Äste [Photographs, 2016 — Berlin]

 

Berlin, 20. November 2016

What does it mean to be mentally healthy in a world gone mad?

 

Berlin, 17. November 2016

The Greeks have a word for the emerging Trump Administration: kakistocracy. The American Heritage Dictionary defines it as a 'government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.' Webster’s is simpler: 'government by the worst people.'

newyorker [dot] com | Donald Trump's first alarming week as president elect | By Ryan Lizza | Read

 

Berlin, 12. November 2016

The world is my idea. [Die Welt ist meine Vorstellung.] — Arthur Schopenhauer [1788-1860]

Solipsism | Dogma | Inside/Outside

 

Berlin, 10. November 2016

Lecture on art [without words, one] | not involving or using words or speech | for one performer and environment sound recordings [overdubs, DAT]

[00'00'' — 22'43''] | © 2014/16 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Inspired by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Simon Critchley, Sun Ra, Lee Smolin, Andrei Linde, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ad Reinhardt, Nagarjuna, Edmond Jabès, George Kubler, Donald Kuspit, Michel Butor and Brion Gysin.

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Light/Pattern [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 9. November 2016

In a sense, omnipotence is a form of impotence. — Robert Coover

Donald J. Trump — A master of Bullshit | Harry G. Frankfurt 'On Bullshit' | Video [11:02]

urbandictionary [dot] com | Bullshitting

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There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party … and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. — Gore Vidal

 

Berlin, 8. November 2016

If you need a break from the Clinton/Trump campaign 2016 madness:

New Sounds from WNYC | Zakir Hussain and Niladri Kumar | Listen [via stitcher]

 

Berlin, 7. November 2016

(...) We are endlessly confused by what is going on and disoriented and disgusted by the flood of data that assails us. The distinctions between fact and fiction, truth and falsehood seem quaint and impossible to parse. Reality has become unreal. (...) — Simon Critchley

nytimes [dot] com | The Stone | On Election Eve, a Brexistential Dread | By Simon Critchley | Read

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There’s no such thing as enough. — Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff | 'Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus' | Video [44:08] | opentranscripts [dot] org | Text

The Sustainability Agenda | Episode 11 | Douglas Rushkoff | How the digital revolution undermines sustainability—and some proposals for a fairer more sustainable world | Listen

 

Berlin, 6. November 2016

New York City | Lower East Side | Chinatown, Gentrification, Displacement, Neoliberal Transformation | Artists Space | Chinatown Is Not for Sale | Video [1:50:36]

 

Berlin, 3. November 2016

Surveillance apparatus II [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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No Escape. Big Data, Surveillance, Artificial intelligence (AI Revolution), AI-Directed Robots, Smart Machines, Algorithms = Society as Prison [most are inmates, a few are guards].

 

Berlin, 1. November 2016

Dripped [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Artworks seem only to get bigger and shinier, and spectacle — participatory or not — is becoming the new normal at museum exhibitions of contemporary art.

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In the best of all possible worlds, art would be unnecessary. — Glenn Gould

 

Berlin, 31. Oktober 2016

Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens. — Talking Heads, Heaven (Fear Of Music, 1979)

 

Berlin, 27. Oktober 2016

Die Stätten, die wir gekannt haben, sind nicht nur der Welt des Raums zugehörig, in der wir sie uns denken, weil es bequemer für uns ist. Sie waren nur wie ein schmaler Streif in die Eindrücke eingewoben, aus deren ununterbrochener Folge unser Leben von damals bestand; die Erinnerung an ein bestimmtes Bild ist wehmutsvolles Gedenken an einen bestimmten Augenblick; und Häuser, Straßen, Avenuen sind flüchtig, ach! wie die Jahre. — Marcel Proust, Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit, S. 563

 

Berlin, 20. Oktober 2016

Ferdinand [Griffon]: After Athens, after the Renaissance, we are now entering the civilization of the rump. — Jean-Luc Godard, Pierrot le Fou (1965)

 

Berlin, 17. Oktober 2016

As order has failed, let chaos be welcome. — Karl Kraus [1874-1936]

 

Berlin, 14. Oktober 2016

Zeichen [Berlin, Friedenau] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 9. Oktober 2016

Potsdamer Platz [Station] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Potsdamer Platz [Station] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 6. Oktober 2016

Idiosyncratic tree [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Branches/Äste [Photographs, 2016 — Berlin]

 

Berlin, 3. Oktober 2016

Happy birthday: Steve Reich | nytimes [dot] com | Steve Reich at 80: Still Plugged In, Still Plugging Away | Read

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Movement [Bewegung] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 2. Oktober 2016

The insincere assholes who run almost everybody's country are plastic people. — Frank Zappa, Absolutely Free (1967)

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Number(s) [Büdingen, Hessen] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 28. September 2016

Sculpture [deep forest] [Büdingen, Hessen] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 20. September 2016

I Used to Be a Human Being | An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too. | By Andrew Sullivan | nymag [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 5. September 2016

Avant-garde painter [invisible] [Innsbrucker Platz, Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 30. August 2016

For Michel Butor [Innsbrucker Platz, Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Michel Butor [1926-2016] — L’emploi du temps (1956); La modification (1957); Degrés (1960); Mobile: étude pour une représentation des États-Unis (1962)

 

Berlin, 23. August 2016

Notation [Paint] [Berlin, Charlottenburg] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 11. August 2016

Lines | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 5. August 2016

Socrate [the radical instability of categories] [Photographs, 2016 — Berlin] · Galerie öffnen

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Yorckbrücken [Berlin, Schöneberg] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Yorckbrücken [Berlin, Schöneberg] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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[...] a pale echo of the overwhelming urbanization sweeping across the world. [...] It's far too expensive for artists to live in New York these days — but they keep coming, since even though nobody can afford to live here, it's still the only place to live. [...]

How many people can live in New York City? | By Justin Davidson | theweek [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 26. Juli 2016

Eine Schablone schaffen, das ist Genie. — Charles Baudelaire [1821-1867]

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La pensée sauvage [Berlin, Wilmersdorf] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 23. Juli 2016

There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution. — Aldous Huxley

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Archäologie, Episteme, Totalitarismus, Stein.

Fehrbelliner Platz [Berlin, Wilmersdorf] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

NS-Architektur in Berlin. Ehemaliges Verwaltungsgebäude der Nordstern-Versicherung [heute Senatsverwaltung] von Otto Firle [1889-1966], Architekt und Grafiker.

 

Berlin, 18. Juli 2016

Guido: Enough of symbolism and these escapist themes of purity and innocence. — Federico Fellini, 81⁄2 (1963)

 

Berlin, 15. Juli 2016

We build pyramids of waste above and below the earth. The more hazardous the waste, the deeper we tried to sink it. The word plutonium comes from Pluto, god of the dead and ruler of the underworld. — Don DeLillo, Underworld, p. 106

 

Berlin, 12. Juli 2016

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. — Buckminster Fuller [1895-1983]

 

Berlin, 8. Juli 2016

existence · orpheus · vie · trafic · ear · socrate · vivante · sleep · bird

poem · download [64 KB] | poem [two] · download [104 KB]

© 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 4. Juli 2016

San Francisco [USA] | sfgate [dot] com | SF Homeless Project: Letter to the City | Read

'We see the misery around us – the 6,600 or more people who live on the streets of San Francisco – and we sense it is worsening.'

Wallet [a lost wallet] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 1. Juli 2016

(...) the past is never permanently buried, because time itself is a continuum beyond human comprehension (...) — Don DeLillo's Underworld

 

Berlin, 29. Juni 2016

WGXC 90.7-FM | Special Remote Broadcast: John Cage Evening | Laura Kuhn reading from 'The Selected Letters of John Cage' (Wesleyan University Press: 2016) | Listen

 

Berlin, 24. Juni 2016 [Black Friday]

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.

A city divided by religion is either already in ruins or close to it. — Giambattista Vico [1668-1744]

 

Berlin, 21. Juni 2016

Line [degré] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Lines/Knots [Linealogy] [Photographs, 2016] — Berlin] · Galerie öffnen

 

Berlin, 20. Juni 2016

Shoes [The spirit of sauntering] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Shoes/Polypores — [Photographs, 2015/16] · Galerie öffnen

 

Berlin, 17. Juni 2016

Painting [Filamente] [Detail] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 16. Juni 2016

bombmagazine [dot] org | Anthony Braxton by Nate Wooley | Read

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Socrate [the radical instability of categories] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Aging/Form [always slipping away] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 14. Juni 2016

Man weicht der Welt nicht sicherer aus als durch die Kunst, und man verknüpft sich nicht sicherer mit ihr als durch die Kunst. [...] Es hat doch im Grunde niemand einen rechten Begriff von der Schwierigkeit der Kunst als der Künstler selbst. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [1749-1832]

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Joseph Beuys | A public address via satellite [1977] | Video [03:50]

Joseph Beuys | Kunst für den Menschen [1970] | Video [04:42]

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It's easier and sociabler to talk technique than it is to make art. — John Barth

 

Berlin, 8. Juni 2016

We live in a society of exposure and exhibition. — Bernard E. Harcourt

 

Berlin, 7. Juni 2016

Studio [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 3. Juni 2016

Rahsaan Roland Kirk and John Cage | Sound?? [1967] | By Dick Fontaine | Video [24:41]

 

Berlin, 24. Mai 2016

belt poem | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

[ufo, pear, belt, kink, buckling, crinkles] | PDF | belt poem · download [56 KB] [Typeface: Goudy Old Style Bold]

 

Berlin, 21. Mai 2016

John Cage Trust [blog] | John Cage at the New School (1950-1960) | Read

The Chronicle of Higher Education | John Cage in the Classroom | By Geoffrey Hilsabeck | Read

 

Berlin, 20. Mai 2016

Bird [paper bird] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 13. Mai 2016

No. 6 The garbage of life remains devoted to concentration · download [52 KB]

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We make our way through the world and come upon a scene that is medieval-modern, a city of high-rise garbage, the hell reek of every perishable object ever thrown together, and it seems like something we're been carrying all our lives. — Don DeLillo, Underworld, p. 104

We build pyramids of waste above and below the earth. The more hazardous the waste, the deeper we tried to sink it. The word plutonium comes from Pluto, god of the dead and ruler of the underworld. They took him out to the marshes and wasted him as we say today, or used to say until it got changed to something else. — Underworld, p. 106

 

Berlin, 5. Mai 2016

Ich frage mich, wie es eine kulturelle Kritik des Kapitalismus geben kann, wenn sich die Kultur längst selbst kapitalisiert hat. — Jean-Luc Godard (2011)

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Walk ten thousand miles.

Shoes [The spirit of sauntering] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Artist Statement [II] · download [56 KB]

 

Berlin, 3. Mai 2016

We won’t be able to recognize ourselves.

Surveillance apparatus [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 2. Mai 2016

Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed. — I. F. Stone

 

Berlin, 26. April 2016

He awoke, opened his eyes. The room meant very little to him; he was too deeply immersed in the nonbeing from which he had just come.. If he had not the energy to ascertain his position in time and space, he also lacked the desire. He was somewhere, he had come back through vast regions from nowhere (...) — Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky (1949)

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Branches/Äste [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 18. April 2016

(...) art of almost (...) — Wilco, Art Of Almost/The Whole Love [2011]

 

Berlin, 12. April 2016

Branches/Äste [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Branches/Äste [Photographs, 2016 — Berlin]

 

Berlin, 11. April 2016

(...) the sand-grain manyness of things that can't be counted. — Don DeLillo, Underworld (1997), p. 60

 

Berlin, 9. April 2016

Botanischer Garten/Botanisches Museum Berlin [Dahlem] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 7. April 2016

Botanischer Garten/Botanisches Museum Berlin [Dahlem] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 29. März 2016

Cigarette stubs [for Kasimir Malewitsch] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 21. März 2016

nplusonemag [dot] com | Art and arson. Arshile Gorki, Robert Rauschenberg, Alfred Leslie, John Baldessari: Why do artists' studios so frequently go up in flames? | Read

 

Berlin, 7. März 2016

Detroit [negative effect] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 6. März 2016

Door [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929-2016) | Der geniale Dirigent und Musik-Denker Nikolaus Harnoncourt ist in der Nacht auf Sonntag im Alter von 86 Jahren gestorben.

 

Berlin, 5. März 2016

Paper cups [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Berlin [Photographs, 2015/2016]

 

Berlin, 4. März 2016

Shoes [The spirit of sauntering] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 3. März 2016

Innsbrucker Platz [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 29. Februar 2016

Filamente [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 27. Februar 2016

Wohnen I [Habitation] [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Wohnen II [Habitation] [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 25. Februar 2016

Anarchy is what you see when you take off the blinders.

[Blinders : a pair of small leather screens attached to a horse's bridle to prevent it seeing sideways and behind. Also called blinkers · figurative something that prevents someone from gaining a full understanding of a situation : they will wear their cultural blinders to the grave.]

 

Berlin, 16. Februar 2016

Network/Lines [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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John Cage performs a 90 minute excerpt from 'Empty Words' at the 1991 Subtropics Music Festival in Miami, Florida | Video [01:31:10]

 

Berlin, 8. Februar 2016

Shadow/Gap [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 6. Februar 2016

Shelf Fungi/Bracket Fungi [Polypores] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

[Shoes and Polypores]

 

Berlin, 4. Februar 2016

Steps [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 1. Februar 2016

UFO [unidentified flying object, flying saucer, extraterrestrial life] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 25. Januar 2016

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Journey [Voyage Intérieur] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Shoes · Photos

 

Berlin, 21. Januar 2016

resistance · download [60 KB]

Laughing is the best form of resistance. — Antonio Negri · Negri on Negri: in conversation with Anne Dufourmentelle (2005)

 

Berlin, 17. Januar 2016

Every city, no matter how it looks, is a work of art. — Daido Moriyama

 

Berlin, 15. Januar 2016

[Detail I] Black painting [for Partho Das] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

[Original 140 x 130 cm, Gouache, Inkpen, Papier (Collage) auf Leinwand] · [Details]

 

Berlin, 13. Januar 2016

Entrance [Berlin, Kreuzberg, Schlesisches Tor] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

we live in strange times · download [64 KB]

 

Berlin, 11. Januar 2016

our spirit is ultraviolet · download [60 KB]

[There is no mystery in being an artist.]

 

Berlin, 10. Januar 2016

Boulez, Pierre [1925-2016]

[Joyce, Messiaen, Musikalische Sprache, Klee, Anthèmes 1, Mallarmé, Pli selon pli, René Char, Le marteau sans maître, Geheimnis, Cummings, Cummings ist der Dichter, Maderna, Rituel, Dirigieren, Work in Progress, unvollendet/vollendet, die Suche, das Unbekannte, Baden-Baden, Stufen, Poetik, Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, Zappa, Layers of Meaning, Klang]

 

Berlin, 6. Januar 2016

[462] — The artist against explanation —
My job is creation, not explanation.

 

Berlin, 4. Januar 2016

Die Kunst ist eine Strafarbeit und der Künstler ein bestrafter Hanswurst. — Alfred Simon, Beckett (1988)

 

Berlin, 1. Januar 2016

Antonio Gramsci · 'I Hate New Year’s Day' | Translated by Alberto Toscano for Viewpoint | [... I want every morning to be a new year’s for me. Every day I want to reckon with myself, and every day I want to renew myself. No day set aside for rest. I choose my pauses myself, when I feel drunk with the intensity of life and I want to plunge into animality to draw from it new vigour. ...]

 

Berlin, New Year's Eve [31. Dezember 2015] — 1. Januar 2016

All the best for 2016 ...

Ghosts [good and evil] [writing] | vergrössern © 2016 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

ghost [ghostly presence-absence]
an apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image : the building is haunted by the ghost of a monk | figurative the ghosts of communism returned to haunt the living.
• [as adj.] appearing or manifesting but not actually existing : the Flying Dutchman is the most famous ghost ship.
• a faint trace of something : she gave the ghost of a smile.
• archaic a spirit or soul.
• a faint secondary image produced by a fault in an optical system or on a cathode-ray screen, e.g., by faulty television reception or internal reflection in a mirror or camera.

ghosts · download [64 KB]

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Photography | Prints
All photographs are available as Giclée prints/high-quality inkjet prints, signed by the artist and presented un-matted. Please send a note to receive detailed information about other available printing techniques. | lichtconlon [ at ] googlemail [ dot ] com

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