Friday, October 31, 2008

WE ARE THE FUTURE CUNT: A cyberfeminist Manifesto

Technobimbos


VNS Matrix:

CYBERFEMINIST MANIFESTO FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

We are the modern cunt
positive anti reason
unbounded unleashed unforgiving
we see art with our cunt we make art with our cunt
we believe in jouissance madness holiness and poetry
we are the virus of the new world disorder
rupturing the symbolic from within
saboteurs of big daddy mainframe
the clitoris is a direct line to the matrix
VNS MATRIX
terminators of the moral codes
mercenaries of slime
go down on the altar of abjection
probing the visceral temple we speak in tongues
infiltrating disrupting disseminating
corrupting the discourse
we are the future cunt

Manifesto first declared by VNS Matrix
1991, Adelaide & Sydney, Australia

VNS Matrix

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Hacker Manifesto


The hacker's bible fanzine 2600

The Hacker manifesto by
+++The Mentor+++
Written January 8, 1986

Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"...

Damn kids. They're all alike.

But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him?

I am a hacker, enter my world...

Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me...

Damn underachiever. They're all alike.

I'm in junior high or high school. I've listened to teachers explain for the fifteenth time how to reduce a fraction. I understand it. "No, Ms. Smith, I didn't show my work. I did it in my head..."

Damn kid. Probably copied it. They're all alike.

I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me... Or feels threatened by me.. Or thinks I'm a smart ass.. Or doesn't like teaching and shouldn't be here...

Damn kid. All he does is play games. They're all alike.

And then it happened... a door opened to a world... rushing through the phone line like heroin through an addict's veins, an electronic pulse is sent out, a refuge from the day-to-day incompetencies is sought... a board is found. "This is it... this is where I belong..." I know everyone here... even if I've never met them, never talked to them, may never hear from them again... I know you all...

Damn kid. Tying up the phone line again. They're all alike...

You bet your ass we're all alike... we've been spoon-fed baby food at school when we hungered for steak... the bits of meat that you did let slip through were pre-chewed and tasteless. We've been dominated by sadists, or ignored by the apathetic. The few that had something to teach found us willing pupils, but those few are like drops of water in the desert.

This is our world now... the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud. We make use of a service already existing without paying for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn't run by profiteering gluttons, and you call us criminals. We explore... and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge... and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals. You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals.

Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for.

I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual, but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike.

Friday, October 24, 2008

UnwhiteMe.com, Angelo Plessas, 2008


As seen in the "Bargain Prices on Elephant Gun" exhibition, curated by Katerina Nikou at Ileana Tounta gallery



Unwhite Me

The bare Essentials of the surface,
it seems that some confusion could arise.
The proportion You want between the SPACES of the mind
and the Passionate Heart is a Winning equation.
I dream that my four little words Can mean anything.
The new 'anything' is always Relevant..
I want to gain control of your blaze,
we ought to See this benovolent side.
Specific Codes are defined by opposite ends
almost from the first minute.
I hope this Brings a sentimental celebration of time

(My Robot wrote this poem)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Robo-DANCE


Some Robot Dancing, (check the 3rd guy)


A real one


My mind always explodes with Daft Punk "Around the World" directed by Michel Gondry

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Angelo Foundation featured in FAKE magazine: a project for MUSAC



Fake magazine is a project curated by Tolo Canellas for MUSAC

Fake: Which is the aim of the foundation?

We prefer to shoot without aiming! Aiming is pre-internet, now we do stuff and we see what happens in response. But some of the things we want to do is maybe bridge the existing "weird" relationship of the internet and culture mainly art, philosophy, poiltics and fashion. I will name just a few revolutions that happen on the internet that always inspire me and I have fun doing them such as online social behavior, networking, identity issues, piracy. The foundation will "bring" these issues on the surface with aesthetic interventions such as exhibitions, perfomances, competitions, but also charities, talks, lectures, salons etc.,

Fake:How can you become a member or support it?

Mainly you can become a friend of the foundation on Facebook, which by the way is our current main communication sponsor. The foundation functions on the free stuff that we find online. There are people from all over theworld that asked me already to participate and help in any possible way. When somebody helps with a performance or event we give them a Certificate
of Friendship. Then if people or organizations give us financial support there is the Donation Certificate, which is in a limited edtion. We also take money from strangers no problem! (contact roy@theangelofoundation.com)


Fake:Do you have any famous member?

Famous people are not so much the case anymore. Microcelebrity is the new celebrity. Everybody has it's own audience now, we are all learning how to live in front of a crowd. But to answer your question yes,we are in the process of having a member of a royal family to help us with our activities, which I accidentally met under a different pseudonym on the internet. Most royals know how to live in front of the crowd since the day they are born so it is kind of cool
to absorb their skills for our projects.

Fake: What kind of events do you organize?

Our activities are various and all under consideration, speculation and open to misinterpretation. Specifically our next events could be:A Robot Poetry Reading which is a special performance that maybe will happenin September. Then maybe an architectural competition for the foundation's mobile headquarters, also we will probably host some Expressive Art Therapy sessions, and maybe a sexy Internet Hook-up Fiesta. Everything is maybe and probably because we don’t belive in a fixed future and not even a fixed
past.

www.theangelofoundation.com



Friday, October 17, 2008

Some souvenirs from Sydney

A weird rock


A nice bird cage



A sleeping kangaroo


Trees


Bats


A nice beach inside the Sydney harbour

More beaches in the harbour


A Sydney cityscape

Thursday, October 16, 2008

You can vote NOW


Who do you want for president? The Economist website invites us all to vote. Click here

Wednesday, October 08, 2008