Tonight my mom said I was being a purist. She called me but 3 hours later or something I’m starting to think she doesn’t like me. This isn’t true and I’m just tired and grumpy. I want more money, and I need mobility.


What helps you when just the thought of taking action is staggering to you?

  My interpretation of this week’s astrological data might sound eccentric, even weird. But you know what? Sometimes life is — or at least should be — downright unpredictable. After much meditation, I’ve concluded that the most important message you can send to the universe is to fly a pair of underpants from the top of a flagpole. You heard me. Take down the flag that’s up there, and run the skivvies right up to the top. Whose underpants should you use? Those belonging to someone you adore, of course. And what is the deeper meaning behind this apparently irrational act? What exactly is life asking from you? Just this: Stop making so much sense all the time — especially when it comes to cultivating your love and expressing your passion.
— Stop making sense

If I’m water
And like some tea
If I stand still
You will settle into me

You are chrysanthemum tea though


Am I a writer?


The End

Mitsuo Katsui 

The 70s were probably more romantic than the 60s.  Surveillance only means that they will never see everything, that in some sense they were leaving you even more alone.  More free, thought not in the awful vainglorious way that the word free so often brings to mind. … Schizo-Culture, not counterculture … not any kind of culture … breaking it dow                      — Jim Fletcher on Semiotexte’s Schizo-Culture, Artforum
Semiotexte definitely gets it.  They may even define it.  Their new box set, Schizo-Culture: The Event, The Book, certainly gets me closest to                        — Fiona Duncan, Alldayeveryday.com
PLEASE JOIN US for a conversation between Semiotexte’s Noura Wedell, Hedi El Kholti and Sylvère Lotringer to mark the publication of Schizo-Culture: The Event, The Book.
Semiotexte on Semiotexte: A History of the PresentWednesday, April 23 at 7 p.mOoga Booga II / 356 S Mission Road
Inspired by the legendary Schizo-Culture conference held several years before, Sylvere Lotringer’s 1978 Schizo-Culture issue of Semiotext(e) journal charted the contemporary state of existential fragmentation that he felt could only be described through the disparate forces of theory, art, underground culture, politics and sexual subcultures. The two-book box set brings together the journal and the newly transcribed papers of the legendary Schizo-Culture conference held in 1975.

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katesteinmann:  November 2013
The Way of the Shovel accompanies MCA Chicago Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete’s exhibition tracing the interest in history, archaeology, and archival research that defines some of the most highly regarded art of the last decade. The book includes essays by Roelstraete, Bill Brown, Sophie Berrebi, Diedrich Diederichsen, and Ian Alden Russell; entries by Roelstraete, Karsten Lund, and Naomi Beckwith; and artists’ statements by Moyra Davey, Rebecca Keller, Joachim Koester, Hito Steyerl, and Zin Taylor. The exhibition is presented at the MCA from November 9, 2013, to March 9, 2014. 
This 328-page hardcover volume features a library binding. Its spine is foiled-stamped with a drawing by Mark Dion of the artist’s shovel. The book includes ten typefaces, each of which assumes a particular role; one of these is “Newberry Detterer,” a hot metal bindery type used by the Conservation department of Chicago’s Newberry Library and digitized for the first time especially for The Way of the Shovel by James Goggin (of Practise), who designed the book with Scott Reinhard (of Scott Reinhard Co.). 
Edited by MCA Senior Editor Lisa Meyerowitz and Sarah Kramer (Publications Director at Studio Gang). Available from the MCA Chicago Store and University of Chicago Press.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and University of Chicago Press, 2013
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