dimanche 29 novembre 2015

Simone Kahn Breton 
Man Ray

Thomas Eakins / 1910

poème en braille d'André Breton
Léon Ferrari

Brian Ward

the romantic possibilities of a public library in California...

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.”

Japanese motorcycle gangs, known as Bosozoku

samedi 28 novembre 2015

On voudrait parfois être cannibale, moins pour le plaisir de dévorer tel ou tel que pour celui de le vomir.

Emil M.Cioran

catégorie : Oui, mais non...

Blade Runner (1982)
Polish poster by Michal Ksiazek

Bill Brandt

vendredi 27 novembre 2015

Marshall McLuhan once said that the last thing a fish would ever notice in it’s habitat is the water. Likewise, the most obvious and powerful realities of our human culture seem to also be the most unrecognised. And it is only when we take pause, often at the risk of social alienation, to question the foundational principles and ideas to which our lives are oriented, does a dark truth about our supposed ‘normality’ become more clear. Today we live in an ocean with enormous waves of status obsession, materialism, vanity, ego and consumerism. Our very lives have become defined not by our productive thoughts, social contributions and good will, but by a superficial, delusional set of associations where the very fabric of our society now radiates with cheap romanticisms, connected to vain competition, conspicuous consumption and neurotic addictions often related to physical beauty, status and superficial wealth. In effect; social conformity masquerading as individualism, with the virtues of balance, intelligence, peace, public health and true creativity left to rot on the sidelines.

Peter Joseph

Happy Red Thursday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday !\

Lisette Model
Lower East Side, New York, 1950

jeudi 26 novembre 2015

Christer Strömholm

Pistol used by John Dillinger to escape from the Crown Point, Indiana Jail on March 3rd, 1933

Thanksgiving Prayer

“To John  Dillinger and hope he is still alive.
Thanksgiving Day November 28 1986”

Thanks for the wild turkey and
the passenger pigeons, destined
to be shat out through wholesome
American guts.

Thanks for a continent to despoil
and poison.

Thanks for Indians to provide a
modicum of challenge and

Thanks for vast herds of bison to
kill and skin leaving the
carcasses to rot.

Thanks for bounties on wolves
and coyotes.

Thanks for the American dream,
To vulgarize and to falsify until
the bare lies shine through.

Thanks for the KKK.
For nigger-killin’ lawmen,
feelin’ their notches.

For decent church-goin’ women,
with their mean, pinched, bitter,
evil faces.

Thanks for “Kill a Queer for
Christ” stickers.
Thanks for laboratory AIDS.
Thanks for Prohibition and the
war against drugs.

Thanks for a country where
nobody’s allowed to mind their
own business.

Thanks for a nation of finks.

Yes, thanks for all the
memories– all right let’s see
your arms!

You always were a headache and
you always were a bore.

Thanks for the last and greatest
betrayal of the last and greatest
of human dreams.

William S. Burroughs

Chorus :
        Am    F     C        G
Singing la la la la lalalala 
Am    F     C        E
la la la la lalalala 
Am    F     C        G
la la la la lalalala  lalala

Class of Yoga, Dallas, Texas, 1926

mardi 24 novembre 2015

We are aware that cultural structures (however libertarian their purpose) inevitably produce roles, rules, rituals, values, words and strategies which end in external control of internal freedom. This is the danger we seek to avoid. This paradoxical tension we accept. The challenge is to develop a cultural game which strives towards non-game or meta-game. We have selected a name for this group: International Federation for Internal Freedom (IFIF). … The present board of directors includes: Richard Alpert, Ph.D., Walter Clark, Ph.D., Timothy Leary, Ph.D., George Litwin, Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., Madison Presnell, M.D., Huston Smith, Ph.D., Gunther Weil.

Barbara Dunlap contemplates a statue of Buddha while under the influence of LSD, during an experiment conducted by the International Federation for Internal Freedom, 16 April 1963

Leroi Jones, Newark, New Jersey, 1959

We are black magicians
Black arts
We make in black labs of the heart…

Amiri Baraka
We Own the Night