Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Artist Zoe Paul
☮: Tell us your story of your life in 140ch
⧯: I was born from South African political refugees who moved to Kythera in the 1970s; they were told "you have a beautiful house but there is no life in it"; when I was born they called me Ζωή
☮: What's your thoughts about everyday life in Greece?
⧯:...let's see what the future holds...Greece can be a scary place. I have started making an aromatic garden these days so I'm spending quite a bit of time researching Mediterranean plants, for which the climate is very conducive.
☮: Whats your relationship with authority in general?
⧯:You know, I cannot understand whether sometimes I'm a bit of a dick with authority or it is the other way around.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Writer and curator Michelangelo Corsaro
☮: Tell me the story of your life?
⧯: My mum never found out how unruly I was in school and my teachers always thought I was studying a lot.
☮: What makes a curator nowdays?
⧯: I guess moving things around helps a lot.
☮: What do you want to do in one year from now?
⧯: I'd like to establish a secret society.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Writer and poet Quinn Latimer
☮: Tell me the story of your life in 140 characters
⧯: She read Little Women read Ai Gaitskill Paley ED Lessing she read the Woolf read Carson Sontag Arendt Ferrante Bachmann she wrote she wrote
☮: What makes a poet nowdays?
⧯:: Language, denial, strange syntax. Concision—while paradoxically wanting “every kind of life,” per Sontag: “What I really wanted was every kind of life, and the writer’s life seemed the most inclusive.”
☮: Do you read a poem in the same way that you may "read" a painting?
☮: What's your favourite title of a poem or artwork?
⧯:: Poem: “Amorgos,” by Nikos Gatsos (at the moment). Artwork? I love the titles of Michel Auder’s moving-image works—Heads in Love (1970/2009) sounds like a certain kind of British paperback novel; I Am So Jealous of Birds (2001) always cracks me up. But I also like “Untitled” in almost every language.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Linguist Peter Burleigh
☮ What do you do exactly?⧯: I am a dad, a linguist, a lover (she said) and becoming Deleuzian. IRL I grade papers and drive my girlfriend around.
☮ Have you ever thought to invent a new English word? if yes how that would be?
⧯: I had. Yesterday. But forgot what. The beauty of communication is in between words; words are rough designators around which the slight ephemera of meaning gather. So if that word was invented it’d be a blunt sketch of the linguistically uncovered notion—it’s just as well I forgot.
☮ :Does it influence you emotionally the language you are speaking? and if yes can you tell me an example?
⧯: Ashamed to say I only speak English properly. I get very irritated when tones of language, an essential and very private and precious tool, are used manipulatively in the grotesque neo-liberal “let-us-work-for-you” farce. Companies assuming the voice of a friend, from the non-capitalized smoothie to British Airways “To Fly – To Serve” logo drive me mad. I AM NOT YOUR MATE.