٠ The ‘ancient’ art of cut & paste (using one’s own hands, if you can imagine) ٠

© Christine Gensheimer, Hunde, 2007. Photo-collage. © Christine Gensheimer, Eberhards, 2010. Photo-collage. © Maria Kassab, Fauve. Paper collage. © Maria Kassab, Sans-titre. Paper collage. © Maria Kassab, Slow This Bird Down, 2013. Photo-collage. © Isabel Reitemeyer, Herr A. und Frau … Continue reading ٠ The ‘ancient’ art of cut & paste (using one’s own hands, if you can imagine) ٠

٠ “Our intellect rationalizes away all avenues to authenticity” ٠

© Anna Parkina, Good Cob, 2006 © Anna Parkina, Blackscreanwritars, 2008 “‘Our age is essentially one of understanding and reflection, without passion.‘ Kierkegaard’s contemporaries indulge in ‘the coils and seductive uncertainty of reflection’, which kills action and brings them to … Continue reading ٠ “Our intellect rationalizes away all avenues to authenticity” ٠

┐ Robert Seydel – Book of Ruth └

© Robert Seydel, all Untitled, from Book of Ruth, collages, c. 2000-09 Robert Seydel’s “Book of Ruth is an alchemical assemblage that composes the life of his alter ego, Ruth Greisman—spinster, Sunday painter, and friend to Joseph Cornell and Marcel Duchamp. Through collages, drawings, and journal entries from Ruth’s imagined life, Seydel invokes her interior world in novelistic rhythms. These seductive, unearthed artifacts, conceived as a gathering of materials from the Smithsonian and a suburban family garage, construct a mosaic portrait of a reclusive, unknown artist for whom the distance between the ordinary and the extraordinary is infra-thin. The fragments … Continue reading ┐ Robert Seydel – Book of Ruth └

┐ Peter Lamborn Wilson aka Hakim Bey └

© Peter Lamborn Wilson, Pang Yang & the Universal Friend #2 (framed map and box) © Peter Lamborn Wilson, Esopus Island #3 “His collages and assemblages are psycho-geographies, cryptic records of transient rituals the poet performed at sites with historical/mystical significance around the Hudson River Valley from 2009-2011. He sees these visual maps as a way of “extruding his words into the material realm.” Wilson merges a lineage of subversive play from Alfred Jarry and the Situationists with his vast knowledge of American hermeticism — a potent mixture of African American ritual, Native American medicine, and European occult sources. It … Continue reading ┐ Peter Lamborn Wilson aka Hakim Bey └