Nine of our favorite things from the past seven days. Where she stops, nobody knows.
First, a Wittgenstein quote, from On Certainty: “I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden; he says again and again ‘I know that that’s a tree’, pointing to a tree that is near us. Someone else arrives and hears this, and I tell him: ‘This fellow isn’t insane. We are only doing philosophy.’”
1. Fluxfest 2012. Fluxus artists and performers converged for a few bizarro days around Chicago. We dropped in to view and participate in some of the goings ons.
2. Updated submission guidelines for Anobium: Volume 3. We had some questions, so we clarified. ex: “Much like the Earth’s other spheres (atmosphere, biosphere, etc.), the shape of the noosphere is indefinite, asymmetrical, malingering. Though we take the economy of informational and linguistic exchange for granted, the structure of this invisible mental ‘sphere’ is itself riddled with anomalies.”
3. Tumblr-mania. Last week, we reinvigorated our Tumblr activity. Stop in and give us a follow if you’re into weird shit.
4. Artist and healer Emma Kunz. She lived from 1892 to 1963. She was apparently telepathic and a possible-miracle worker, but who is to say. We’re just digging her art:
5. The Static Cult Label. We’ve been in a lot of music talks lately, and via one-way-or-another, we stumbled upon The Static Cult Label. It’s a lot of one-off, lo-fi, bizarro, noise, experimentalized, looping, headfiller. And a lot of it is available for free download. Seriously, check it out. Stop listening to Loverboy.
7. Mammoth & Saber. A name we found from Static Cult. We thought the song was so good, it needed to be on YouTube (the True Barometer of Goodness). It’s painkiller music. Check it out on our YouTube channel.
8. The Kraftwerk retrospective at MOMA. Another time Chicago is jealous of New York.
9. Thoughts from famous authors (Kerouac, Rand, Ellison, etc.) re: Symbolism. BrainPickings.org has other cool stuff, too – but this piece takes the cake.