Thursday, April 23

depends on what youre blind towards

[ ICZ. the blind ]

[ .circular from The Substation ] often do you get images and talks from the Institute of Critical Zoologists ?

i think theirs is a worthy mission, a timely institute.

not only crucial to the conservation of wildlife, but especially pertinent to our -humankind's- perception of the land we share, lest we become an dominant class of the plundering blind beyond our own kind.

that is to me a greater injustice.

how humans view animals
Urban societies live in relative isolation from animals
our demand and gaze upon them have grown significantly
relationship between animals and humans has reached an appalling state

...We seek to develop a Critical Zoological Gaze that pursues creative, interdisciplinary research that includes perspectives typically ignored by animal studies, such as aesthetics; and to advance unconventional, even radical, means of understanding human and animal relations. The institute also discourages anthropomorphism in the appreciation and understanding of zoology

Thursday, April 9

good intentions.

[ (unknown). Matsuo Bashō]

except sometimes the owner of the begging bowl would rather you take your frigging flowers away, and not take up space in what was meant for rice.

and often, other people have a committed interest in your own begging bowl, and wish you'd stop frittering away with flowers what was meant for rice.

Friday, April 3

manmade muse: brian dettmer/ books/sculpture

[ . by brian dettmer]

amost like an autopsy, he carves into these paper tomes,
revealing and exposing,
but also building into a final cohesive sculpture.

talking about digging into a good book.

[heres a video: the book doesnt really have an obligation or the monopoly that they used to...]