Category Archives: Poiesis

The russian revolution of 1917: Bruno Jasienski

We think that a powerful and vigorous movement is impossible without differences — “true conformity” is possible only in the cemetery. Joseph Stalin, “Our purposes” Pravda #1, (22 January 1912) For many of those who threw themselves into the russian revolution, with … Continue reading

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Voices of a revolution: Portugal, 25 of April 1974, Música de intervenção

A people without song are perhaps not a “people”, or at least, they are not more than temporary aggregates of consumers of music.  But consumers do not make up a people and if it is in times of intense and … Continue reading

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For/from Ursula K. Le Guin

A writer speaks above all for themselves.  We thus share the words of the anarchist writer Ursula K. Le Guin, a story, a story of rebellion as departure, self-withdrawal from oppression …

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In praise of wise folly: Wendell Berry

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Olivier de Sagazan and the dancing self

(All sculptures, paintings and photographs by Olivier de Sagazin) For Genouni … All pictorial or plastic work is useless: let it then be a monstrosity that frightens servile minds, and not sweetening to decorate the refectories of animals in human … Continue reading

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For John Berger (1926-2017)

For John Berger, for all that he taught us about how to see …

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Tapping the rhythms: Moondog

I find the greatest freedom in the stricture of a form that paradoxes abnormality within a norm. I would bow down before just one– one who bows before none. I should know who that one might be who could do … Continue reading

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For Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

I heard of a man who says words so beautifully that if he only speaks their name women give themselves to him. If I am dumb beside your body while silence blossoms like tumors on our lips. it is because … Continue reading

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The passing of a court jester: For Dario Fo

The theater-goer in conventional dramatic theater says: Yes, I’ve felt that way, too. That’s the way I am. That’s life. That’s the way it will always be. The suffering of this or that person grips me because there is no … Continue reading

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For Marc Riboud

When somebody asks me what my best photograph is, I answer, I hope to do it tomorrow and thus try to change my way of seeing. Marc Riboud Few photographic journalists traveled the 20th century as Marc Riboud, both in … Continue reading

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