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Berlin, 23. März 2017

Doctrine of neoliberalism, the broken system, endless growth economy/ideology:

Neoliberalization has meant, in short, the financialization of everything. — David Harvey

Trickle Downers | The Prospect's ongoing exposé of the folly, dysfunctions, and sheer idiocy of feed-the-rich economic policies. | prospect [dot] org | Read

(...) Tax Cuts for the rich. Deregulation for the powerful. Wage suppression for everyone else. These are the tenets of trickle-down economics, the conservatives’ age-old strategy for advantaging the interests of the rich and powerful over those of the middle class and poor. (...)

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Pheng Cheah | The Changing Function of the Arts in World Hierarchy | Video [13:31]

Book: Pheng Cheah, What Is a World?: On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature. Duke University Press (2016)

 

Berlin, 22. März 2017

Environmental degradation, climate change, dark money:

National Snow and Ice Data Center | nsidc [dot] org | Arctic sea ice maximum at record low for third straight year | Read

Climate Science Denial Network Funds Toxic Chemical Propaganda | By Stacy Malkan | truth-out [dot] org | Read

 

Berlin, 21. März 2017

Concrete jungle · Serie TWENTYTWENTY [four] — 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 inches) — Bilderzyklus [2013/2014/2015/2016/2017] Gouache, Inkpen, Inkjet Prints und Papier (Collage) auf Leinwand | Galerie öffnen

TWENTYTWENTY · Projektbeschreibung · download [60 KB]

 

Berlin, 20. März 2017

villagevoice [dot] com | John Zorn Is Rolling The Stone From Avenue C To The New School | Read

John Zorn's The Stone [Only music, NYC] · Link

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Bruno Latour | 'Does the Body Politic Need a New Body?' | Read

(...) It is a great paradox of our present political situation that just at the time when the deepening of the ecological mutations shows the limits of the notion of sovereignty as it has been exerted by nation-states, it seems that everywhere people are agitating for a return to the safety of borders — some, in this country in particular, wish to build a high wall along its southern boundary. The European Union, this most audacious, subtle and complex set of inventions to overcome the limitations of sovereignty, is being slowly dismantled, once again, by a return to the apparent safety of strictly enforced borders. (...) — B.L.

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Environmental degradation, climate change:

Global warming isn't a prediction. It is happening. — Dr. James E. Hansen · columbia.edu

Dr. James E. Hansen | Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms | Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions | Video [14:59]

 

Berlin, 17. März 2017

Misha Mengelberg, Bold and Spirited Jazz Pianist, Dies at 81 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 17. März 2017

Canali II [Mars] [Giovanni Schiaparelli] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Christian Wolff · Exercises [1973-75] · hat ART CD 6167 | Christian Wolff · Personal website | eamusic [dot] dartmouth [dot] edu | Link

Christian Wolff [*1934] | moderecords [dot] com page | Link

 

Berlin, 15. März 2017

Canali [Mars] [Giovanni Schiaparelli] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 14. März 2017

Lines [am Alexanderplatz, Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 10. März 2017

British artist Sir Howard Hodgkin, Dies at 84 | nytimes [dot] com | By William Grimes | Read | theguardian [dot] com | Obituary by Michael McNay | Read

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Bill Arnett's African American art collection | By Geoff Edgers | washingtonpost [dot] com | Read/Listen

Thornton Dial (1928-2016); Rev. George Paul Kornegay (1913-2014); Lonnie Holley (*1950); Joe Minter (*1943)

 

Berlin, 9. März 2017

First of the Finnegans Wake’s thunder-words:

The fall (bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!) of a once wallstrait oldparr is retaled early in bed and later on life down through all christian minstrelsy. — James Joyce, Finnegans Wake. Faber and Faber, London (1939) | 003.15-18

 

Berlin, 7. März 2017

Harry Partch [Instrumentarium] | The Instruments of Harry Partch | Side A · Listen | Side B · Listen

The Diamond Marimba; Partch first built it in 1946 [Foto]

Cloud Chamber Bowls; first built in 1950 [Foto]

Far Off Sounds | Microtonal Man | John Schneider on Harry Partch | Video [13:42]

 

Berlin, 6. März 2017

Bird [Museumsinsel, Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 5. März 2017

Mushroom Label [Raga Rasiya, Pandit Ravi Shankar] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 3. März 2017

Crispin Sartwell on Truth | Video [04:37]

Book: Crispin Sartwell, Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory (2008)

 

Berlin, 2. März 2017

Gustav Metzger, pioneer of auto-destructive art, dies aged 90 | theguardian [dot] com | Read

Gustav Metzger, ‘Auto-Destructive Art’ Provocateur, Dies at 90 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

Ben Lewis | Interview mit Gustav Metzger | Monopol Magazin [2010] | Lesen

Gustav Metzger: Auto-Destructive Art | radicalart [dot] info | Read

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Mythical creature [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 26. Februar 2017

Harry Partch | Delusion of the Fury [Original Film, 1969] | Video [01:12:00] | Inspired by Japanese and African myths, 'Delusion of the Fury' is a unique musical theatre work. The drama takes place without reference to a specific time or place and brings to mind cultures which seem simultaneously strange and familiar.

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The reality of homelessness in Southern California [Map]:

Los Angeles Times | ON THE STREETS — a feature documentary on homelessness in L.A. | Video [01:11:29]

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David Revill, The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life (1992); p. 278/279 · books.google.de

 

Berlin, 22. Februar 2017

Jannis Kounellis, Leader in '60s 'Poor Art' [Arte Povera] Movement, Dies at 80 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 21. Februar 2017

Joseph Beuys, commercial message for Nikka Whisky [1985] Dentsu/Japan | Video [0:15]

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Nur noch 2272 Tage bis zum Ende des Kapitalismus [Joseph Beuys] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 16. Februar 2017

What the Trees Say | By Thomas Pakenham | nybooks [dot] com | Read

Writing about trees: Owain Jones in conversation with Frances Presley | morethanhumanresearch [dot] com | Read

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation | MillionTreesNYC | nycgovparks.org

Owain Jones and Paul J. Cloke, Tree Cultures. The Place of Trees and Trees in Their Place (2002)
Fiona Stafford, The Long, Long Life of Trees (2016)
Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World (2016)

Branches/Äste [Photographs, 2016 — Berlin]

 

Berlin, 15. Februar 2017

David Byrne | Journal | A Society in Miniature [Black Mountain College, Robert Rauschenberg] | Read

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Ghosts [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Ghosts [good and evil] [writing] · Photo

 

Berlin, 10. Februar 2017

George Herms [*1935] | Five Decades of Madness | Video [05:51]

I never made a mistake I couldn't make. [...] My sculptures fall over and my thoughts fly away. — George Herms

 

Berlin, 6. Februar 2017

Shelf Fungi/Bracket Fungi [Polypores] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 3. Februar 2017

Humboldt Universität, Institut für Sozialwissenschaften [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Aus Protest gegen die Entlassung von Dr. Andrej Holm durch die Humboldt Universität besetzen seit Mittwoch Studenten das Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (ISW) in Berlin [Universitätsstraße 3b; Map].

 

Berlin, 26. Januar 2017

The Tragic Death of Mark Baumer, a Prolific Poet and Environmental Activist for the Social Media Age | By Anna Heyward | newyorker [dot] com | Read | Mark Baumer's YouTube channel

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Charles Bobo Shaw, Avant-Garde Jazz Drummer, Dies at 69 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 23. Januar 2017

101 W 18th Street, Manhattan; Cage/Cunningham Loft | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Searching for Silence. John Cage’s art of noise. | By Alex Ross | Read

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Environmental degradation, Brazil:

Battle for the Amazon: Tapajós Basin Threatened by Massive Development | truth-out [dot] org | Read

We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years | By John Vidal | theguardian [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 19. Januar 2017

Nonviolence, civil disobedience, Mahatma Gandhi:

Is There a Nonviolent Path to a Livable Future? A Conversation With Chris Moore-Backman | Interview | truth-out [dot] org | Read

thepermaculturepodcast [dot] com | 1614 – Gandhian Nonviolence with Chris Moore-Backman | Listen

 

Berlin, 15. Januar 2017

New York City | When Artists Ran the Show: ‘Inventing Downtown,’ at N.Y.U. | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 13. Januar 2017

deutschlandfunk [dot] de | Das Feature | Voices of America | Vivian Perlis und das Oral History Archiv der Amerikanischen Musik | Von Lou Brouwers | Listen

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Shadow [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 10. Januar 2017

Sitar maestro/Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan dead at 88 | thehindu [dot] com | Reliving an era with the ustad | Read

Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan. The Last of Them is No More | thewire [dot] in | Read

Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan | Alaap; Raga Zilla Kafi | Listen

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Dark energy [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 9. Januar 2017

Nat Hentoff, Journalist and Social Commentator, Dies at 91 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 8. Januar 2017

Postscript: John Berger, 1926-2017 | newyorker [dot] com | Read

John Berger, Provocative Art Critic, Dies at 90 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

Fellow Prisoners by John Berger | Video [33:00]

 

Berlin, 2. Januar 2017

Dear incomprehension, it's thanks to you I'll be myself, in the end. — Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable [L'Innommable, 1953]

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