Thursday, October 18, 2018

faire ce qu'il faut, parler au spectre & SAMO/N






A cat on the corner (not exactly) (1982)
[Piss painting technique]
Portrait (1982)
Private Collection (for more see here)
Astrological chart (Astrology for Window)
Arpad Szenes, Portrait (1944-45)
Belmiro de Almeida, Arrufos (1887)
L'Expresso (2013)

Egon Schiele
Self-Observer II (1911)
For My Art (1912)
Self-Portrait (1912)
Self-Portrait (1910)
Seated Male Nude (1910)
Images from Simon Wilson's Egon Schiele

Cindy Sherman, two untitled film stills
Original images from October files 6
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Self-Portrait) (1983)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, detail from Notary (1983)
Images from Leonhard Emmerling's Basquiat
Detail from Edvard Munch's The Village Street (1905/08) & others
Images from Ulrich Bischoff's Munch
Edgar Degas, La Chanson du Chien (1878)
Edgard Degas, Autoportrait (1895)
Edgard Degas, study for Mary Cassatt dans le Louvre (1879-80)
Detail from Mary Cassatt's Femme dans un loge (1880)
Detail from Paul Cézanne, A Modern Olympia (1873)
Images from James H. Rubin's Impressionism

Marilyn Manson's This is the New Shit;
Code Morel & One Hundred Forty Nine Inches;
Crows in Berg (Inter) View & Pillaje;

"Il s'y rendra dès lors de plus en plus souvent, pour y humer les pigments. Une si douce sensation a quelque chose d'inaltérable..."
(Pierre Assouline)
"la verdadera ciencia (escribe el 18 de julio de 1942) está entre la superstición y el libertinaje"
Sarduy/Lezama Lima
"tout érotisme est sacré... l'érotisme a pour fin d'atteindre l'être au plus intime, au point où le coeur manque..."
G. Bataille
"photographe de talent, il est sourtout l'auteur de plusieurs livres sulfureux publiés aus èditions de Minuit..."
présentation anonyme dans quelque roman
"Il espérait s'en tirer avec le nom de sa mère d'origine italienne..."
Hanna Arendt, Lettre à Jaspers
"Je séduit là où Je ne se touche pas."
"... il spectralise toute expérience..."
Derrida
"Maybe we do need alchemy, name magic, whatever derogatory epithet you choose, in order to advance human culture."
Ian Hacking
"... a confession made of my own free will... a kind of egoism..."
Edvard Munch
"Tout est parti de notre stupéfaction... Nous avons été subjugués aux yeux roux."
Michel Foucault, Pierre Rivière
"Er sagt nur... dass man seine Psyche einsetzt im Kampf, dass es beim Kampf um die Psyche geht, dass man seine Psyche zu retten sucht..."
Bruno Snell
"Un tableau est une chose qui exige autant de roueries, de malice et de vice que la perpétration d'un crime."
Edgar Degas
"... that masculine American woman..."
Roger Marx
"... he was considered both ambitious and erratic, powerful and tormented; he was moody and pathologically shy, easly offended and brusque."
a manual
"Au cours de l'été et de l'automne 1969, j'ai occupé la Suisse, la France et l'Italie. Quelques photographies"
Anselm Kiefer (traducteur inconnu)
"He lent his pretentions to military wizardry to the service of Cesare Borgia, the warlord son of the outstandingly corrupt Pope Alexander VI..."
gossip
"Il est venu au monde pour détruire la peinture."
Nicolas Poussin
"... ça sent le mort-vivant — manoir, spiritisme, science occulte, roman noir..."
Max Stirner (?)
"Je suis abject, c'est-à-dire mortel et parlant"
Christo-Ewa
"C'est ainsi qu'ont débuté, non seulement une amitié, mais une longue aventure dont bien des aspects confinent au fantastique..."
à propos de une lettre
"Cependant que symétrique... le plus ambigu et le plus instable..."
Francis Bayer
"... habitant de l'infra mince fainéant"
Marcel Duchamp
"l'inattendu entre difficilement dans des calculs"
Paul Klee traduit
"Empfindung des mystischen Willens: unwillkommen!"
comic error of a transcription (1927)
"Lanço-me na pintura e na vida como um mergulhador na água... com o vagar da árvore que tomba... queres um anel? Mete o dedo no cú, diz seu Florindo."
Iberê Camargo
"... aquela coisa esnobe das que estudavam no Colégio Anchieta, o mais burguês da cidade... eu tinha que ficar muito amigo deles todos, quatro cavalos e duas vacas..."
Júpiter Maçã
"Em Berlim, no início dos anos 1930, era muito elegante ser gay
— Helium ganhava a vida vendendo cocaína, uma vez que..."
(de um brasileiro que frequentou Beckett)
"Mas o que a Xuxa tem a ver com tudo isso? Coma um filé. Um filé malpassado."
Gerald Thomas
"A man of small virtue, inclined to extravagance and alcoholism."
J. J.
"I should be supported at the expense of the state because I am capable of enjoying life. As for writing, I may perhaps employ my sober moments in correcting the grammatical errors of the more illiterate among the rugged geniuses."
Kinch
"Il se promène — pas plus — lisant au livre de lui-même."
My Larmes
"His mission in Ireland is to prove to his Protestant grandaunts that unbelievers can be very moral and admire the Bible."
Morose Maurice
"... as a subject which sees as well as an object which is seen, the embodied self is ambiguous in its being..."
Kitaro Nishida
"Un nommé Dianus écrivit ces notes et mourut."
Georges Bataille
"Patologia não como enfermidade, mas como páthos, paixão de afirmação do mesmo, por exclusão e apagamento de alteridades divergentes... bicha: o bicho ou a besta que se efemina."
Evando Nascimento
"Je ne suis pas belle, je suis pire!"
Juliette Drouet
"Es gibt keine lineare Entwicklung, es gibt nur eine Circumambulation des Selbst."
Carl Gustav Jung
"... those who think mundane affairs hinder the practice of the Buddha Dharma know only that there is no Buddha Dharma in their daily life..."
Dogen, Bendowa
"For one role at least I seem unfit: that of man of honour."
J.J.
"A man's life is very short, so it is best to do what he enjoys most."
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
"Your face is a canvas now."
James St. James
"... ce corps du viel Artaud enterré puis déterré par lui-même au dehors des éternités"
Artaud le Moma
"Ich habe nie rote Haare gehabt!"
A. Schopenhauer
"... the whole thing has no deeper source than vanity, a source that unfortunately can be fairly deep."
Constantine Constantius (translation by M. G. Piety)
"Mais cette pensée opère pratiquement une sélection des différences d'aprés leur capacité de revenir ou de supporter l'épreuve de l'éternel retour."
G. Deleuze
"Le docteur Faust est légion."
G. Dumézil
"And he shows off his Latin as though he were a Doctor of the Sorbonne!"
Jacques Thibault
"Words are at once indispensable and fatal."
Huxley
"... et la conscience générale de la société... le suicida."
A. Artaud
"J'y a songé un instant faire de ce discours un traité des parfums et l'intituler Du perfumatif dans Ulysse..."
L'Ouia
"It riles my blood to see you competing with Miss Stein for the position of Master Boomster."
Stanislaus Joyce
"Who ordered that?!"
I. I. Rabi
"Their vanity is greater than their misery"
voxsartoria (?)
"... fils d'un homme qui s'est suicidé et dont il a été contraint de regarder le corps pendu au bout d'une corde... il ne recule jamais devant les expériences limites, souffre de tuberculose, affiche crânement sa pédérastie, initie ses amis au spiritisme..."
P. Assouline
"Look in the mirror. You are unemployable."
Julian Cope (magazine anecdote)
"... he had studied the Hindu and Buddhist scriptures, not only as a scholar, but with the insight that comes from inborn sympathetic understanding."
"... so that at last it is seen that there is no sound bottom."
Aleister Crowley
"Jeder außerordentliche Mensch hat eine gewisse Sendung, die er zu vollführen berufen ist."
J. W. von Goethe
"Salvador Dali dos pobres..."
epiteto, Santo Ignácio de Loyola
"With all due respect I have no relation to his method of forming something on the wall with margarine."
Bernd Bruns (Green Party member)
"Il est heureux pour l'humanité qu'il existe peu d'artistes de ce genre... un être bizarre et contrefait qui voyait un peu tout le monde à travers ses tares physiologiques."
Courrier français & Lyon Républicain
"... il avait la vocation de la maison de santé..."
Alexandre Hepp
"Il était prisonnier d'une formule."
(necrologie)
"... vous avez le génie de la déformation..."
Yvette Guilbert
"People are always calling me a mirror..."
Warhol

Sunday, October 07, 2018

list of charming scientists/engineers (under construction)




[Faraday reminds me of Friedrich W. J. Schelling]
Coffee, Cigarettes & Tesla Coil (by Jim Jarmush, 2005) (Joie & Cinqué Lee, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Cate Blanchett, Jack & Meg White, GZA, RZA, William Rice);

"Michael Faraday in 1832 did some experiments he called 'crispations' experiments. And the reason I'm particularly mentioning Faraday is because all those other people were seeing forms in sand, or powder, or dust, this kind of things, whereas Faraday thought 'well, I wonder what will happens when we used liquids'... Faraday was seeing beautiful patterns forming on the surface of the liquids... current hydrodynamics theory includes non-linear standing waves which are nowadays in scientific speech called Faraday waves..." John Stuart Reid's "Secrets of Cymatics" (talk at the Water Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 2016) [my trasncription, see Youtube video above];

"Nietzche rêve d'une machine à feu toute différente de la machine à vapeur... la machine à feu héraclitéenne..."
Gilles Deleuze
"... modern methods have enabled us to concentrate the substance of twenty thousand pages in two scores."
Aleister Crowley (Liber 777)
"Charm: the lever that turned the world..."
John Ellis/Andrew Pickering 

- James Clerk Maxwell ('a private tutor who had been employed to teach him was not optimistic, reporting that he was a slow learner. Later Maxwell got the nicnkame "Dafty" from his schoolmates... When Marischal College, where he was a professor of natural philosophy, was merged with King's College to form Aberdeen University, two professorships were merged into one, and his post was given to the professor at King's, forcing Maxwell to seek another position. He applied for the professorship at Edinburgh University, which had become vacant, but it was given to one of his friends and former classmates instead,' Lawrence M. Kraus's Hiding in the Mirror) ('... a brilliant scientist who counted among his many interests... measuring latitude with a bowl of treacle, and the question of how cats land upright while conserving angular momentum when dropped upside down,' Lisa Randall, Warped Passages) (someone who wrote that 'every student of science should be an antiquary in his subject', as quoted by W. A. Atherton in From Compass to Computer); 
- Michael Faraday ('was a common man with an uncommon passion. In his lifetime he refused both a kighthood and the presidency of the Royal Society, preferring to remain, in his words, just plain Michael Faraday,' Lawrence M. Kraus's Hiding in the Mirror) ('who eventually did track down electromagnetic induction' and 'obtained the revolution of the wire round the pole of the magnet. With his first big discovery Faraday also found himself facing the very unpleasant charge of plagiarism. W. H. Wollaston had surmised that it should be possible to make a current-carrying wire rotate about its own axis when a magnet was brought near. [He] tried the experiment and met with no success... Wollaston had expected the wire to rotate about its own axis, but Faraday plainly showed that this did not happen... when his paper was published, Faraday was unjustly accused of stealing Wollaston's idea without acknowledgment. Even Davy, Faraday's mentor, joined the accusers. Some say that Davy was growing jealous of the man who had once been his assistant,' W. A. Atherton in From Compass to Computer) ('Riemann's geometry, contrasted with the finite geometry of Euclid, can be compared with Faraday's field interpretation of electrical phenomena that formerly had been explained by actions at a distance,' Max Jammer, Concepts of Space);
- Oliver Heaviside ('born in 1850 in London, he received little formal education and was mainly self-taught. Though one of Britain's greatest mathematical physicists, he had considerable difficulty for a long time in getting his papers into print. He did not follow the accepted Cambridge mathematical doctrine; he preferred vectors to quaternions; he evolved his own operational calculus; and his methods were said to have shocked the mathematicians. It was those mathematicians, competent as they were, who had difficulty in understanding his work. When they refereed his papers for publication they turned them down seeking clarification, something that Heaviside, living the life of a recluse in Torquay, found difficult to forgive,' W. A. Atherton in From Compass to Computer);
- William Crookes & Oliver Lodge ('prime examples of serious scientists who braved criticism by examining areas outside the accepted realm of science; in their case it was psychical research. Meanwhile inside the realm of science, radio was soon to become a technology. Crookes had defined the requirements for radiotelegraphy and Lodge had brought it to the brink of achievement,' W. A. Atherton in From Compass to Computer);
- Guglielmo Marconi ('born in 1874 in Bologna of a well-to-do Italian father and a Scots-Irish mother. Much of his education came from private tuition and he is said to have been a rather solitary child. His father was not impressed when he failed the Italian Naval Academy's entrance examination, still less so when he capped that by failing the matriculation examination of the University of Bologna... Augusto Righi, at the university, was known to the family and allowed Marconi access to his lectures and laboratory... Perhaps Marconi did better by going to university through the back door... Righi [was] one of the few people who really understood what Hertz had accomplished,' W. A. Atherton in From Compass to Computer);

See also:
"Determinants of Faraday Wave-Patterns in Water Samples Oscillated Vertically at a Range of Frequencies from 50-200 Hz," Merlin & Rupert Sheldrake (Water 9, 1-27, October 25, 2017);
See also:

And also:
actual infinite falling (against Carlo Rovelli's pseudo-problem);
the dogma of semantic uniformity & Python Gored Naturalism