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Berlin, 17. November 2017

Syria, Turkey, Brexit - all linked to climate change: Amitav Ghosh to NDTV | Video [20:22]

Off Centre With Amitav Ghosh | CNN-News18 | Video [31:06]

Book: Amitav Ghosh, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016) | University of Chicago Press | Link

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On Thoreau’s 200th Birthday, a New Biography Pictures Him as a Man of Principle | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 9. November 2017

Vienna | KRISTALLNACHT | The Ghost Architect of Vienna | tabletmag [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 7. November 2017

New York City | Mel Rosenthal, Photographer Who Captured the Bronx, Dies at 77 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 3. November 2017

New York City | Muhal Richard Abrams, 87, Individualistic Pianist and Composer, Is Dead | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 31. Oktober 2017

Today our very un-freedom is sold to us as freedom. — Slavoj Zizek

Dictionary: freedom = the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. The power of self-determination attributed to the will; the quality of being independent of fate or necessity. Unrestricted use of something : the dog is happy having the freedom of the house when we are out.

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New York City | As Luxury Apartments Rise, Homelessness in New York City Reaches Highest Levels Since the Great Depression | By Alex Jacobs | truth-out [dot] org | Read

 

Berlin, 29. Oktober 2017

When Pierre Boulez Went Electric | By Christopher Carroll | nybooks [dot] com | Read

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Climate Expert Jim Hansen explains the Climate Crisis [March 2017] | Climate State | Video [1:12:00]

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Economic Inequalities and Climate Apartheid: Ashley Dawson on 'Extreme Cities' | truth-out [dot] org | Read

 

Berlin, 25. Oktober 2017

William Eggleston | Musik | Documentary [Directed and Edited by Rick Alverson] | Video [07:09]

William Eggleston, at 78, in a New Key | nytimes [dot] com | Read

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Danielle Darrieux, French Film Star Over 8 Decades, Is Dead at 100 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

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Farn [Büdingen, Hessen] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 24. Oktober 2017

Peter Greenaway on History, Art, Cinema and Sergei Eisenstein | Video [17:38]

 

Berlin, 23. Oktober 2017

Mushroom [Büdingen, Hessen] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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N.Y. | Claes Oldenburg Is (Still) Changing What Art Looks Like | nytimes [dot] com | Read

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Wald [deep forest] [Büdingen, Hessen] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 14. Oktober 2017

Our Polluted Senses | By Michael Marder | The Stone | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 4. Oktober 2017

Prague | Zuzana Ruzickova, Leading Harpsichordist and War Survivor, Dies at 90 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 30. September 2017

Housing crisis | New York City Rents Rising Twice As Fast As Wages, Except for Wealthiest | dnainfo [dot] com | Read

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Pollution, environment | George Monbiot | The Smog Chancellor | monbiot [dot] com | Read | [Who is the world’s leading environmental vandal?]

 

Berlin, 28. September 2017

India | Ritha Devi, Indian Classical Dancer and Teacher, Dies at 92 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 27. September 2017

Vanishing New York | Tracking the Hyper-Gentrification of New York, One Lost Knish Place at a Time | nytimes [dot] com | Read

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Emmanuelle Loyer | Lévi-Strauss - Eine Biographie [1088 Seiten] | Suhrkamp | Link

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Volksbühne Berlin | Big Changes Planned for Volksbühne Theater in Berlin | nytimes [dot] com | Read

Regisseur Herbert Fritsch mit einem deutlichen Kommentar zur Berliner Kulturpolitik | Video [09:34]

 

Berlin, 25. September 2017

Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 24. September 2017

Back in town.

 

Berlin, 5. September 2017

John Cage | * 5. September 1912 in Los Angeles; † 12. August 1992 in New York City | JC Interview, 1985, KCRW 1992 | Listen [28:20]

 

Berlin, 4. September 2017

N.Y. | John Ashbery, a Singular Poet Whose Influence Was Broad, Dies at 90 | nytimes [dot] com | Read | Read John Ashbery’s Poetry | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 30. August 2017

Houston [Texas] | Harvey’s flooding spurs concern about Houston’s toxic waste sites. | texastribune [dot] org | Read | Corporate Media Silent on Fossil Fuels as Hurricane Harvey Devastates Southeast. | truth-out [dot] org | Read | Tropical Storm Harvey | This is already Houston's 'worst flood.' It’s only going to get worse. | texastribune [dot] org | Read

 

Berlin, 29. August 2017

Zürich | Der Mann unter der Brücke | SRF DOK | Video [22:34]

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N.Y. [Brooklyn] | Mary Sansone | A 101-Year-Old’s Advice for New Yorkers. | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 28. August 2017

Paris | French actress, filmmaker Mireille Darc dies at 79.

Weekend | Jean-Luc Godard (1967) | Trailer | Video [02:50]

Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire | Yves Robert (1972) | Clip | Video [03:25]

 

Berlin, 24. August 2017

Dr. Richard Smith | Capitalism and the Destruction of Life on Earth | Victoria Indy TV | Video [1:12:40]

 

Berlin, 23. August 2017

Negativland's Mark Hosler (*1962) and Don Joyce (1944-2015) on CIRCUIT07 DVD from 2000 | Video [08:48]

Negativland | Past, Present, Future | mp3 of Mark Hosler's talk at h2k2.hope [dot] net in 2002 | Link

negativland [dot] com | Link

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He speaks in your voice, American, and there's a shine in his eye that's halfway hopeful. — Don DeLillo, Underworld (1997)

 

Berlin, 21. August 2017

The Economy of an Ecological Society Will Be at the Service of Humanity | By Mark Karlin | truth-out.org | Read

Book: Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation (2017)

Fred Magdoff: What Every Environmentalist Should Know About Capitalism | Video [59:12]

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Every wave in the universe has its own integrity. — R. Buckminster Fuller

The World of Buckminster Fuller (1974) | Video [1:19:55]

Buckminster Fuller, Intellectual Outlaw | By Calvin Tomkins | The New Yorker | Read

 

Berlin, 20. August 2017

Ghosts [Niederkirchnerstraße, Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Maurizio Lazzarato | Marcel Duchamp und die Verweigerung der Arbeit | transversal [dot] at | Lesen

 

Berlin, 18. August 2017

New York City | M.T.A. to Modify Subway Station Design Resembling Confederate Flag | nytimes [dot] com | Read

New York City | Cuomo Says Confederate Names on New York Streets Should Go | nytimes [dot] com | Read

Toppling Monuments, a Visual History | By Jacey Fortin | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 16. August 2017

The Statue at the Center of Charlottesville’s Storm | By Jacey Fortin | nytimes [dot] com | Read [Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville]

Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in ‘Best Interest of My City’ | nytimes [dot] com | Read [Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson monument in Baltimore]

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Trump's Neo-Nazis and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy (code for authoritarian regimes) | By Henry A. Giroux | truth-out [dot] org | Read

(...) The dream of the democracy has turned into a nightmare as more and more people are considered expendable and subject to the whims of a market that reduces them to the status of merely surviving rather than getting ahead. The failure of neoliberalism's promise of social mobility, equal opportunity, employment and privatized dream worlds gave way to regressive taxation, off shoring, deindustrialization, the slashing of social provisions, the dismantling of public services and the rise of right-wing populism. Desperation, isolation and a sense of abandonment coupled with the collapse of democratic institutions and public spheres have produced a new collective fatalism all over the globe. (...) — Henry A. Giroux

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Jacques Derrida Interviews Ornette Coleman, 23 June 1997 [translated by Timothy S. Murphy] PDF | via jazzstudiesonline [dot] org

Jacques Derrida, Play - The First Name, 1 July 1997 | PDF | via jazzstudiesonline [dot] org

 

Berlin, 12. August 2017

New York City | Arlene Gottfried, Photographer Who Found the Extraordinary in the Ordinary, Dies at 66 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

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Neoliberal city, gentrification and displacement, peripheralization:

truth-out [dot] org | This Land Is Whose Land? | By By Matt Hern | Read

 

Berlin, 8. August 2017

I've come to the conclusion that the closer you get to big cities, the more you realize that the intelligentsia there is rigid, jaded. Living in Paris or in New York is like having a passport for stupidity. — Interview with Morton Feldman, conducted in 1967 by composer and musicologist Jean-Yves Bosseur

 

Berlin, 3. August 2017

I think we have to embarrass the government out of existence . . . by not voting. By not accepting their offer of letting us vote. By refusing any connection with the government. Thoreau said: ‘Government is a tree, its fruit are people. As people ripen, they drop from the tree.’ — John Cage

 

Berlin, 1. August 2017

Form [drawing; gouache on paper] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Form [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 31. Juli 2017

Environmental degradation, anthropogenic climate disruption, earth's sixth mass extinction event:

Prelude to global extinction: Stanford biologists say disappearance of species tells only part of the story of human impact on Earth’s animals | stanford [dot] edu | Read

Scientists Warn of 'Biological Annihilation' as Warming Reaches Levels Unseen for 115,000 Year | By Dahr Jamail | truth-out [dot] org | Read

Environmental Research Letters | The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions | iopscience [dot] iop [dot] org | Read

Accelerated modern human-induced species losses: Entering the sixth mass extinction (2015) | By Gerardo Ceballos, Paul R. Ehrlich, Anthony D. Barnosky, Andrés García, Robert M. Pringle and Todd M. Palmer | advances [dot] sciencemag [dot] org | Read

Book: Elizabeth Kolbert · The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (2014) | Das sechste Sterben - Wie der Mensch Naturgeschichte schreibt (2015) · Suhrkamp | Link

 

Berlin, 28. Juli 2017

New York City’s Housing Emergency | By Michael Greenberg | nybooks [dot] com | Read

[New York City is in the throes of a humanitarian emergency, a term defined by the Humanitarian Coalition of large international aid organizations as 'an event or series of events that represents a critical threat to the health, safety, security or wellbeing of a community or other large group of people.']

 

Berlin, 26. Juli 2017

Paris | Anne Dufourmantelle (1964-2017) | Philosopher Died Trying to Save Children From Drowning | nytimes [dot] com | Read

Anne Dufourmantelle and Jacques Derrida, Of Hospitality (2000)

 

Berlin, 21. Juli 2017

VISIBLE MESSAGE | visible

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New York City | Goodbye Notes to 'Cup & Saucer' | [Jeremiah's Vanishing New York] | Read

 

Berlin, 19. Juli 2017

Curve [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 15. Juli 2017

Kenneth Silverman, Pulitzer-Winning Author, Dies at 81 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

Book | Kenneth Silverman, Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage (2010)

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Walter Benjamin | * 15. Juli 1892 in Berlin; † 26. September 1940 in Portbou/Spanien

Michael Opitz | deutschlandfunk [dot] de | Lange Nacht über Walter Benjamin

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Jacques Derrida | * 15. Juli 1930 als Jackie Derrida in El Biar/Algerien; † 8. Oktober 2004 in Paris

I believe in the value of the book, which keeps something irreplaceable, and in the necessity of fighting to secure its respect. — Jacques Derrida, Paper Machine (2005)

 

Berlin, 14. Juli 2017

Douglas Rushkoff | Team Human | Ep. 45 Walter Kirn Pt. 1 'Training Our Replacements' | Listen | via pippa [dot] io

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Home Planet Earth | We're Maybe, Probably, Mostly Doomed | wnyc [dot] org | Listen

David Wallace-Wells | The Uninhabitable Earth | nymag [dot] com | Read

[Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.]

 

Berlin, 11. Juli 2017

William S. Burroughs | When did I stop wanting to be President? | youtube [dot] com | Listen [07:07]

 

Berlin, 9. Juli 2017

(...) Die Auslöscher sind am Werk, die Umbringer. Wir haben es mit Auslöschern und mit Umbringern zu tun, an allen Ecken und Enden verrichten sie ihre mörderische Arbeit. Die Auslöscher und die Umbringer bringen die Städte um und löschen sie aus und bringen die Landschaft um und löschen sie aus. (...) — Thomas Bernhard, Auslöschung. Ein Zerfall (1988) S. 113

 

Berlin, 7. Juli 2017

I would like to write a Book which would drive men mad, which would be like an open door leading them where they would never have consented to go, in short, a door that opens onto reality. — Antonin Artaud, Selected Writings (1976)

 

Berlin, 6. Juli 2017

Paris | French composer, musique concrète and electroacoustic music innovator Pierre Henry has died aged 89 | thewire [dot] co [dot] uk | Read

 

Berlin, 4. Juli 2017

George Monbiot | The Drums of War | monbiot [dot] com | Read

The combination of automation, complexity and climate change is dangerous in ways we haven’t even begun to grasp. — G. Monbiot

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Douglas Rushkoff | Team Human | Ep. 39 Daniel Berninger 'Fighting for a Human Agenda' | Listen | via pippa [dot] io

[VoIP pioneer Daniel Berninger; VCXC; Free World Dialup; Bell Laboratories]

 

Berlin, 2. Juli 2017

Hallesches Ufer [Berlin-Kreuzberg] [Fehling+Gogel, 1968-71] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Detroit, Michigan | Detroit’s Underground Economy: Where Capitalism Fails, Alternatives Take Root | inthesetimes [dot] com | Read

(...) Over decades of poverty, Detroiters have learned to get by without access to traditional cash or credit. There’s a resilient informal economy rooted in neighborhoods and communities: Barter, gifts, time trading and underground businesses are ubiquitous. (...) — Valerie Vande Panne

 

Berlin, 30. Juni 2017

Douglas Rushkoff | Team Human | Ep. 42 Ramesh Srinivasan 'Whose Global Village' | Listen | via pippa [dot] io

rameshsrinivasan [dot] org | ‘Whose Global Village?’ | Link | nyupress [dot] org | ‘Whose Global Village?’ | Link

[Marshall McLuhan predicted the global village, one world interconnected by an electronic nervous system, making it part of our popular culture before it actually happened.]

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Douglas Rushkoff | Team Human | Ep. 43 Adam Brock 'Better Than You Found It' | Listen | via pippa [dot] io

[Adam Brock, permaculturalist, author of 'Change Here Now']

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Gentrification | Sunset Park, Brooklyn [NY] | Keeping an Eye on Quickly Changing Sunset Park | wnyc [dot] org | Listen

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Robert P. Kirshner | Hubble's diagram and cosmic expansion (2003) | PDF

Hubble's diagram [cosmic expansion]

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Raindance Foundation [New York] [Frank Gillette, Ira Schneider; Raindance History] [Radical Software] [Video] | radicalsoftware [dot] org | Link

Radical Software | Volume I, Number 5 | Realistic Hope Foundation, Spring 1972 | Bateson, Gregory. — «Up against the environment or ourselves?». — p. 33. | PDF

Volume II, Number 3 | Videocity, Summer 1973 | Byars, Pamela. — «Man is typed». — p. 37. | PDF

Volume II, Number 5 | Video and Environment, Winter 1973 | Harithas, James. — «Blueprint for a creative reorientation». — p. 44-45. | PDF

 

Berlin, 29. Juni 2017

Gentrification | Berlin-Neukölln | Anarchistische Radiogruppe | A-Radio Berlin: Hintergrund zum räumungsbedrohten Kiezladen Friedel54 | Link

 

Berlin, 28. Juni 2017

Providence, Rhode Island | Richard Benson, Photographer and Printer, Dies at 73 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

pacemacgill [dot] com | Richard Benson — Page

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Philadelphia | Geri Allen, Pianist, Dies at 60 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

Geri Allen's trio CD project 'Perfection' with David Murray and Terri Lyne Carrington | geriallen [dot] com | Link

 

Berlin, 27. Juni 2017

San Francisco Homeless Project | Beyond Homelessness | projects [dot] sfchronicle [dot] com | Read

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Iowa City | Hans Breder, Who Broke Artistic Boundaries, Dies at 81 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 25. Juni 2017

(...) Kunst sollte begriffen und genossen werden als eine nicht kommerziell verseuchte Welt, in der wir daran erinnert werden, dass wir Geist-fähige Kreaturen sind. Wo das passiert, da wird das Hören zum Beobachten. Und wenn ich beobachte, sage ich nicht mehr, das ist gut oder das ist schlecht. Ich sage auch nicht, das ist langweilig oder interessant, sondern: was ist das? Und dabei beobachte und entdecke ich auch mich selber. (...) — Helmut Lachenmann (2016)

Helmut Lachenmann | Kontrakadenz; Klangschatten; Fassade | kairos-music [dot] com | Link

 

Berlin, 24. Juni 2017

Harry Partch [born in Oakland, CA on June 24, 1901] | Life is too precious to spend it with important people. — HP

 

Berlin, 23. Juni 2017

Hong Kong | Paul Zukofsky, Virtuoso Violinist, Dies at 73 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

Musical Observations [CP2] | John Cage: Freeman Etudes | Paul Zukofsky, violin | [CP2103] | Link | Morton Feldman: For John Cage | Paul Zukofsky, violin, Marianne Schroeder, piano | [CP2101] | Link

John Cage: Freeman Etudes | By James Pritchett | rosewhitemusic [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 20. Juni 2017

Argonauts [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

The dark side of progress | argo [four] [Album: Argonauts, 5-disc set, re—mastered & re—issued 2015/2017]

[03'45''] · mp3 | © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 19. Juni 2017

London | Grenfell Tower and the politics of needless death | By Nick Cohen | spectator [dot] co [dot] uk | Read

London | Grenfell Action Group | Link

 

Berlin, 16. Juni 2017

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Vermischte Bemerkungen, 1941, Werke 8, S. 506: Die Menschen, die immerfort ›warum‹ fragen, sind wie die Touristen, die im Baedeker lesend, vor einem Gebäude stehen und durch das Lesen der Entstehungsgeschichte etc. etc. daran gehindert werden, das Gebäude zu sehen.

[Als Baedeker wird ein Reiseführer für Reiseziele im In- und Ausland bezeichnet. Er erschien erstmals 1832. Namensgeber: Karl Baedeker, 1801-1859]

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It begins with a blessing, it ends with a curse
Making life easy by making it worse
'My mask is my master,' the trumpeter weeps
But his voice is so weak as he speaks from his sleep
Saying: 'Why, why, why... Why are we sleeping?'

— Soft Machine (1968)

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[Saunter] Walk in a slow, relaxed manner, without hurry or effort.

Umbrella [Objet trouvé, Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 15. Juni 2017

Anarchism, art and politics | Crispin Sartwell:

How to Escape. Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism (2014) | vergrössern

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nytimes [dot] com | THE STONE | Crispin Sartwell | Philosophy Returns to the Real World | Read

 

Berlin, 14. Juni 2017

Reality is impertinent, indefatigable, and inescapable. — Crispin Sartwell

 

Berlin, 12. Juni 2017

Time [constellations] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 10. Juni 2017

Dead shoes [corner] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Shoes/Polypores — [Photographs, 2015/2016/2017] · Galerie öffnen

 

Berlin, 7. Juni 2017

NYC | The Number of New Yorkers Living In Poverty Is Bigger Than the Population of Philadelphia | wnyc [dot] org | Read

 

Berlin, 5. Juni 2017

nytimes [dot] com | THE STONE | Kick This Rock: Climate Change and Our Common Reality | By Michael P. Lynch | Read

[Samuel Johnson, George Berkeley, to be is to be perceived, perceptions of reality/common reality, everything is in our minds]

 

Berlin, 4. Juni 2017

India [Karachi] | Sitar maestro Rais Khan [1939-2017]: The Man Who Made the Sitar Sing | indianexpress [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 2. Juni 2017

David Lewiston, Who Recorded Indigenous Music Far and Wide, Dies at 88 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

David Lewiston, Musical Explorer, Dies at 88 | nonesuch [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 1. Juni 2017

simply another rag · Serie TWENTYTWENTY [one] — 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 inches) — Bilderzyklus [2013/2014/2015/2016/2017] Gouache, Inkpen, Inkjet Prints und Papier (Collage) auf Leinwand | © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Q: What do you consider the most important tool of the genius of today?
A: Rubber cement.

— Donald Barthelme, Forty Stories, p. 18 [The Genius]

 

Berlin, 31. Mai 2017

Shoes [excluded] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 29. Mai 2017 [American holiday: Memorial Day, Decoration Day]

Charles Ives | Decoration Day for Violin and Piano [1912, arranged c. 1919] | Yale University Library | A Descriptive Catalogue of The Music of Charles Ives | Link

 

Berlin, 28. Mai 2017

The Right to Privacy [1890] [Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis] | Surveillance [eye] [Photographs, 2017]

 

Berlin, 26. Mai 2017

Arthur Blythe, Jazz Saxophonist Who Mixed Sultry and Strident, Dies at 76 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

Arthur Blythe, acclaimed Southern California saxophonist and jazz innovator, dies at 76 | latimes [dot] com | Read

Arthur Blythe [1940-2017] | thewire [dot] co [dot] uk | Read

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NYC | Developers Migrate to Areas Near the G, J, M and Z Trains | nytimes [dot] com | Read

NYC | 'Other Music' record store is closing | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 24. Mai 2017

Cable [wire] art | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 19. Mai 2017

Herbert Fritsch mit einem Kommentar zur Berliner Kulturpolitik | youtube [dot] com | Video [09:35]

Ich will mein Eintrittsgeld zurück für all die Abende, an denen mir irgendwelche Fundamentalisten und Fanatiker, irgendwelche verhinderten Oberlehrer und Schwachmaten die Welt erklärt haben. — Herbert Fritsch

 

Berlin, 15. + 13. Mai 2017

Rosa Parks house | [Detroit/Wedding; Ryan Mendoza] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Rosa Parks house · Galerie öffnen

Rosa Parks [1913-2005] [Montgomery Bus Boycott; Alabama; Rosa Parks refused to ride on segregated buses]

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I want a ponyyy – crapumenta 14 [Graffiti] | artribune [dot] com | Link

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Colum McCann, Michael Groden Talk 'Ulysses' [James Joyce] | wnyc [dot] org | Listen

 

Berlin, 11. Mai 2017

Franz Hessel Gedenktafel [Lindauer Straße 8, Berlin-Schöneberg] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Wegbeschreibung [Lindauer Straße 8] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Franz Hessel, Ein Flaneur in Berlin [Spazieren in Berlin] (1929)

 

Berlin, 9. Mai 2017

There are certain formulas, word-locks, which will lock up a whole civilisation for a thousand years. — William S. Burroughs/Daniel Odier, The Job: Interviews with William S. Burroughs (1989)

 

Berlin, 8. Mai 2017

'Funeral Song' by Igor Stravinsky | How it was discovered | Natalia Braginskaya | Video [06:44]

Long-Lost Stravinsky Work Rediscovered | artsbeat [dot] blogs [dot] nytimes [dot] com | Read

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Alles in der Welt ist schön, aber der Mensch erkennt die Schönheit nur dann, wenn er sie selten oder aber aus der Ferne sieht. — Vladimir Nabokov, Götter [Die Venezianerin, Erzählungen 1921-1924]

 

Berlin, 4. Mai 2017

Door [Jüterbog, Teltow-Fläming] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 2. Mai 2017

NYC | Justin Davidson's NYC Walking Tour | wnyc [dot] org | Listen

Justin Davidson on his book 'Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York' (2017)

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Surveillance eye [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Control | Surveillance [eye] [Photographs, 2017]

 

Berlin, 1. Mai 2017

HCE [Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker] | James Joyce | Finnegans Wake, Faber and Faber, London (1939)

Haroun Childeric Eggeberth 4.32
Here Comes Everybody 32.18/19
Homo Capite Erectus 101.12 /13
H. C. Enderson 138.16
Huges Caput Earlyfouler 197.8
etc.

 

Berlin, 30. April 2017

Door [Jüterbog, Teltow-Fläming] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Neptunbrunnen [Remisenhof Klein-Glienicke, Berlin] [Ernst Rietschel] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Neptune: 'god of the sea' from Latin Neptunus, son of Saturn, brother of Jupiter, the Roman god of the sea [later identified with Greek Poseidon].

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Review: Robert Rauschenberg's Rules of Disorder | wnyc [dot] org | Listen

 

Berlin, 25. April 2017

Environmental degradation, climate change:

Great Barrier Reef Reaches 'Terminal Stage' as CO2 Levels Rise at Record Rate | By Dahr Jamail | truth-out [dot] org | Read

Climate Disruption Dispatches, With Dahr Jamail | Read

 

Berlin, 22. April 2017

Edition RZ 1008 LP | Toshi Ichiyanagi · Maki Ishii · Music For Living Process · Cho-Etsu | Link

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One of Arnold Schönberg's homes in Berlin, Steglitz, Albrechtstrasse 124 [Pension Philipson] | schoenberg [dot] at | Foto

 

Berlin, 20. April 2017

The Politics of Gentrification | The Brian Lehrer Show | wnyc [dot] org | Listen

Peter Moskowitz | How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood (2017) | Nation Books | Link

Peter Moskowitz | Gentrification Is a Trauma Caused by Capital | Book Excerpt | truth-out [dot] org | Read

 

Berlin, 17. April 2017

Untitled · Serie TWENTYTWENTY [three] — 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 inches) — Bilderzyklus [2013/2014/2015/2016/2017] Gouache, Inkpen, Inkjet Prints und Papier (Collage) auf Leinwand | Galerie öffnen

 

Berlin, 12. April 2017

Silence | Silence · project page

silence | war
art | silence
silence | cave
inhuman | silence
(...)

 

Berlin, 10. April 2017

To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old [John Goodenough] | By Pagan Kennedy | nytimes [dot] com | Read

Charlemagne Palestine, The Jewish Museum/New York · Bear Mitzvah in Meshugahland | tabletmag [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 8. April 2017

Kishori Amonkar (1932-2017): an inspiration for generations | thehindu [dot] com | Read | Remembering Amonkar | thehindu [dot] com | Read

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Direktor Poka-Yio zur 'Athens Biennale' | 'Athen ist derzeit Europas Finsternis' | deutschlandradiokultur [dot] de | Lesen | Hören

Athen ist der Anfang eines Europas, das sich immer mehr dem Chaos nähert. — Poka-Yio

athensbiennale [dot] org | Link

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We live in the age of the city. The city is everything to us - it consumes us, and for that reason we glorify it. — Onookome Okome

Book: Mike Davis, Planet of Slums. Verso (2017) · A global survey of the spread of urban poverty. · Link

Mike Davis | Planet of Slums | Video [1:17:07] Mike Davis explores the meaning and the future of this radically unequal and unstable urban world.

 

Berlin, 3. April 2017

Untitled · Serie TWENTYTWENTY [four] — 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 inches) — Bilderzyklus [2013/2014/2015/2016/2017] Gouache, Inkpen, Inkjet Prints und Papier (Collage) auf Leinwand | Galerie öffnen

TWENTYTWENTY · Projektbeschreibung · download [60 KB]

 

Berlin, 23. März 2017

Doctrine of neoliberalism, the broken system, endless growth economy/ideology:

Neoliberalization has meant, in short, the financialization of everything. — David Harvey

Trickle Downers | The Prospect's ongoing exposé of the folly, dysfunctions, and sheer idiocy of feed-the-rich economic policies. | prospect [dot] org | Read

(...) Tax Cuts for the rich. Deregulation for the powerful. Wage suppression for everyone else. These are the tenets of trickle-down economics, the conservatives’ age-old strategy for advantaging the interests of the rich and powerful over those of the middle class and poor. (...)

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Pheng Cheah | The Changing Function of the Arts in World Hierarchy | Video [13:31]

Book: Pheng Cheah, What Is a World?: On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature. Duke University Press (2016)

 

Berlin, 22. März 2017

Environmental degradation, climate change, dark money:

The curious disappearance of climate change, from Brexit to Berlin | By Andrew Simms | theguardian [dot] com | Read

National Snow and Ice Data Center | Arctic sea ice maximum at record low for third straight year | nsidc [dot] org | Read

Climate Science Denial Network Funds Toxic Chemical Propaganda | By Stacy Malkan | truth-out [dot] org | Read

 

Berlin, 21. März 2017

Concrete jungle · Serie TWENTYTWENTY [four] — 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 inches) — Bilderzyklus [2013/2014/2015/2016/2017] Gouache, Inkpen, Inkjet Prints und Papier (Collage) auf Leinwand | Galerie öffnen

TWENTYTWENTY · Projektbeschreibung · download [60 KB]

 

Berlin, 20. März 2017

villagevoice [dot] com | John Zorn Is Rolling The Stone From Avenue C To The New School | Read

John Zorn's The Stone [Only music, NYC] · Link

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Bruno Latour | 'Does the Body Politic Need a New Body?' | Read

(...) It is a great paradox of our present political situation that just at the time when the deepening of the ecological mutations shows the limits of the notion of sovereignty as it has been exerted by nation-states, it seems that everywhere people are agitating for a return to the safety of borders — some, in this country in particular, wish to build a high wall along its southern boundary. The European Union, this most audacious, subtle and complex set of inventions to overcome the limitations of sovereignty, is being slowly dismantled, once again, by a return to the apparent safety of strictly enforced borders. (...) — B.L.

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Environmental degradation, climate change:

Global warming isn't a prediction. It is happening. — Dr. James E. Hansen · columbia.edu

Dr. James E. Hansen | Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms | Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions | Video [14:59]

 

Berlin, 17. März 2017

Misha Mengelberg, Bold and Spirited Jazz Pianist, Dies at 81 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 17. März 2017

Canali II [Mars] [Giovanni Schiaparelli] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Christian Wolff · Exercises [1973-75] · hat ART CD 6167 | Christian Wolff · Personal website | eamusic [dot] dartmouth [dot] edu | Link

Christian Wolff [*1934] | moderecords [dot] com page | Link

 

Berlin, 15. März 2017

Canali [Mars] [Giovanni Schiaparelli] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 14. März 2017

Lines [am Alexanderplatz, Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 10. März 2017

British artist Sir Howard Hodgkin, Dies at 84 | nytimes [dot] com | By William Grimes | Read | theguardian [dot] com | Obituary by Michael McNay | Read

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Bill Arnett's African American art collection | By Geoff Edgers | washingtonpost [dot] com | Read/Listen

Thornton Dial (1928-2016); Rev. George Paul Kornegay (1913-2014); Lonnie Holley (*1950); Joe Minter (*1943)

 

Berlin, 9. März 2017

First of the Finnegans Wake’s thunder-words:

The fall (bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!) of a once wallstrait oldparr is retaled early in bed and later on life down through all christian minstrelsy. — James Joyce, Finnegans Wake. Faber and Faber, London (1939) | 003.15-18

 

Berlin, 7. März 2017

Harry Partch [Instrumentarium] | The Instruments of Harry Partch | Side A · Listen | Side B · Listen

The Diamond Marimba; Partch first built it in 1946 [Foto]

Cloud Chamber Bowls; first built in 1950 [Foto]

Far Off Sounds | Microtonal Man | John Schneider on Harry Partch | Video [13:42]

 

Berlin, 6. März 2017

Bird [Museumsinsel, Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 5. März 2017

Mushroom Label [Raga Rasiya, Pandit Ravi Shankar] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 3. März 2017

Crispin Sartwell on Truth | Video [04:37]

Book: Crispin Sartwell, Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory (2008)

 

Berlin, 2. März 2017

Gustav Metzger, pioneer of auto-destructive art, dies aged 90 | theguardian [dot] com | Read

Gustav Metzger, ‘Auto-Destructive Art’ Provocateur, Dies at 90 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

Ben Lewis | Interview mit Gustav Metzger | Monopol Magazin [2010] | Lesen

Gustav Metzger: Auto-Destructive Art | radicalart [dot] info | Read

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Mythical creature [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 26. Februar 2017

Harry Partch | Delusion of the Fury [Original Film, 1969] | Video [01:12:00] | Inspired by Japanese and African myths, 'Delusion of the Fury' is a unique musical theatre work. The drama takes place without reference to a specific time or place and brings to mind cultures which seem simultaneously strange and familiar.

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The reality of homelessness in Southern California [Map]:

Los Angeles Times | ON THE STREETS — a feature documentary on homelessness in L.A. | Video [01:11:29]

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David Revill, The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life (1992); p. 278/279 · books.google.de

 

Berlin, 22. Februar 2017

Jannis Kounellis, Leader in '60s 'Poor Art' [Arte Povera] Movement, Dies at 80 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 21. Februar 2017

Joseph Beuys, commercial message for Nikka Whisky [1985] Dentsu/Japan | Video [0:15]

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Nur noch 2272 Tage bis zum Ende des Kapitalismus [Joseph Beuys] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 16. Februar 2017

What the Trees Say | By Thomas Pakenham | nybooks [dot] com | Read

Writing about trees: Owain Jones in conversation with Frances Presley | morethanhumanresearch [dot] com | Read

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation | MillionTreesNYC | nycgovparks.org

Owain Jones and Paul J. Cloke, Tree Cultures. The Place of Trees and Trees in Their Place (2002)
Fiona Stafford, The Long, Long Life of Trees (2016)
Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World (2016)

Branches/Äste [Photographs, 2016 — Berlin]

 

Berlin, 15. Februar 2017

David Byrne | Journal | A Society in Miniature [Black Mountain College, Robert Rauschenberg] | Read

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Ghosts [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Ghosts [good and evil] [writing] · Foto

 

Berlin, 10. Februar 2017

George Herms [*1935] | Five Decades of Madness | Video [05:51]

I never made a mistake I couldn't make. [...] My sculptures fall over and my thoughts fly away. — George Herms

 

Berlin, 6. Februar 2017

Shelf Fungi/Bracket Fungi [Polypores] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 3. Februar 2017

Humboldt Universität, Institut für Sozialwissenschaften [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Aus Protest gegen die Entlassung von Dr. Andrej Holm durch die Humboldt Universität besetzen seit Mittwoch Studenten das Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (ISW) in Berlin [Universitätsstraße 3b; Map].

 

Berlin, 26. Januar 2017

The Tragic Death of Mark Baumer, a Prolific Poet and Environmental Activist for the Social Media Age | By Anna Heyward | newyorker [dot] com | Read | Mark Baumer's YouTube channel

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Charles Bobo Shaw, Avant-Garde Jazz Drummer, Dies at 69 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 23. Januar 2017

101 W 18th Street, Manhattan; Cage/Cunningham Loft | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Searching for Silence. John Cage’s art of noise. | By Alex Ross | Read

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Environmental degradation, Brazil:

Battle for the Amazon: Tapajós Basin Threatened by Massive Development | truth-out [dot] org | Read

We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years | By John Vidal | theguardian [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 19. Januar 2017

Nonviolence, civil disobedience, Mahatma Gandhi:

Is There a Nonviolent Path to a Livable Future? A Conversation With Chris Moore-Backman | Interview | truth-out [dot] org | Read

thepermaculturepodcast [dot] com | 1614 – Gandhian Nonviolence with Chris Moore-Backman | Listen

 

Berlin, 15. Januar 2017

New York City | When Artists Ran the Show: ‘Inventing Downtown,’ at N.Y.U. | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 13. Januar 2017

deutschlandfunk [dot] de | Das Feature | Voices of America | Vivian Perlis und das Oral History Archiv der Amerikanischen Musik | Von Lou Brouwers | Listen

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Shadow [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 10. Januar 2017

Sitar maestro/Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan dead at 88 | thehindu [dot] com | Reliving an era with the ustad | Read

Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan. The Last of Them is No More | thewire [dot] in | Read

Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan | Alaap; Raga Zilla Kafi | Listen

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Dark energy [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2017 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 9. Januar 2017

Nat Hentoff, Journalist and Social Commentator, Dies at 91 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

 

Berlin, 8. Januar 2017

Postscript: John Berger, 1926-2017 | newyorker [dot] com | Read

John Berger, Provocative Art Critic, Dies at 90 | nytimes [dot] com | Read

Fellow Prisoners by John Berger | Video [33:00]

 

Berlin, 2. Januar 2017

Dear incomprehension, it's thanks to you I'll be myself, in the end. — Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable [L'Innommable, 1953]

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