Una donna emancipata

women's boundaries are so blurry


ape e fiori

Las meninas

pappagallino cinese

Se fossi ricco, nemmeno per sogno farei il giro del mondo. Certo che non sarebbe affatto male. Ma non trovavo niente di inebriante nella prospettiva di conoscere fuggevolmente gli altri paesi. In generale sdegnerei l'idea di perfezionare, come si dice, le mie cognizioni. Mi sentirei piuttosto attratto dalla profondità, dall'anima che non dalle lontananze e dagli spazi. Indagare ciò che è a portata di mano: da questo mi sentirei allettato. Non acquisterei delle proprietà. Vestiti eleganti, biancheria fine, un cilindro, gemelli d'oro  poco vistosi, scarpe di vernice a punta. Ecco suppergiù il bagaglio che mi porterei via. Me ne andrei nelle strade, nella nebbia fumosa. ...Forse anche nevicherebbe.... per me sarebbe lo stesso anzi mi farebbe piacere. Camminando così mi verrebbero dei pensieri. 
Robert Walser Jakob Von Gunten, pag. 79


Surrealism is not art

There are many misunderstandings about surrealism. Art historians have included it among artistic avant garde directions of the first half of the20th century . From their point of view surrealism has therefore been dead for at least 60 years. The term surrealism has entered the general vocabulary as description of something nonsensical, absurd. First of all, it is important to say that surrealism is not art. There is no surrealist painting or surrealist film .We can talk about surrealism in art, in painting,or in film. This is beacuse there is no surrealist aesthetics,no surrealist method or school. Surrealism is a way of perceinving life and the world. I would descrie it as a magical outlook on life and the world. I have learnt three things from surealism. Firstly, it has freed me of my fear of collectivity because surrealism is collective adventure. Secondly it has developed my imagination in unforeseen ways, and finally it has taught me that there is only one kind of poetry and that it doesnt matter what means we choose to grasp it. This is because there is no surrealist aesthetics, no surrealist method or school. Jan Švankmajer


Oggi tutti possono ottenere la révolution surréaliste

la belle Hélène (o la bella Ortensia, a scelta)

Un futuro passato
Io accumulo passato, non cesso di fabbricarne e di precipitarvi il presente, senza dargli la possibilità di esaurire la sua stessa durata. Vivere significa subire la magia del possibile; ma quando si scorge nel possibile stesso un passato a venire, tutto diventa virtualmente passato, e non vi è più né presente né futuro.
E. M. Cioran, La caduta nel tempo [1964],  Milano, Adelphi, 2011. [Trad. T. Turolla]

 Bruxelles, più passato che futuro, anche.


rescued duck


...Finally, make sure that the plant is not suffering from any disease; small insects such as red spider mite are always visible to a careful examination...


1916- 2016, 100th DADA anniversary DADA DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING

DADA               DADA                DADA                  DADA                DADA                    DADA               DADA                     DADA                          DADA                   DADA                     DADA                DADA                 DADA                   DADA                   DADA                  DADA       DADA                DADA                 DADA                   DADA                DADA                     DADA         DADA                  DADA                    DADA               DADA                 DADA               DADA             DADA          DADA           DADA    DADA               DADA             DADA          DADA         DADA   DADA               DADA             DADA          DADA         DADA   DADA               DADA             DADA          DADA         DADA
“I speak only of myself since I do not wish to convince, I have no right to drag others into my river, I oblige no one to follow me and everybody practices his art in his own way.“ 
- Tristan Tzara "Dada Manifesto 1918” 
“This humiliating age has not succeeded in winning our respect.” 
― Hugo Ball 
“Eternity is the best policy.” 
― Kurt Schwitters 

Every product of disgust capable of becoming a negation of the family is Dada; a protest with the fists of its whole being engaged in destructive action: Dada; knowledge of all the means rejected up until now by the shamefaced sex of comfortable compromise and good manners: DADA; abolition of logic, which is the dance of those impotent to create: DADA; of every social hierarchy and equation set up for the sake of values by our valets: DADA: every object, all objects, sentiments, obscurities, apparitions and the precise clash of parallel lines are weapons for the fight: DADA; abolition of memory: Dada; abolition of archaeology: DADA; abolition of prophets: DADA; abolition of the future: DADA; absolute and unquestionable faith in every god that is the immediate product of spontaneity: DADA; elegant and unprejudiced leap from a harmony to the other sphere; trajectory of a word tossed like a screeching phonograph record; to respect all individuals in their folly of the moment: whether it be serious, fearful, timid, ardent, vigorous, determined, enthusiastic; to divest one's church of eve ry useless cumbersome accessory; to spit out disagreeable or amorous ideas like a luminous waterfall, or coddle them—with the extreme satisfaction that it doesn't matter in the least - with the same intensity in the thicket of core's soul pure of insects for blood well-born, and gilded with bodies of archangels. Freedom: DADA DADA DADA, a roaring of tense colors, and interlacing of opposites and of all contradictions, grotesques, inconsistencies: