Articles

Minimal Apertures (Insert to The Western)

western-2

The Wild Bunch: Set in the Mexican Civil War, a bunch of renegades weigh-up the options in a fluctuation of allegiance typical of westerns. Untypically the wild bunch side with the revolutionaries. Though noted for its ‘sadistic’ slow motion violence the dominant theme of outlaws bored by the pursuit of loot and favouring a peasant honour was much ignored at the time. The famous suicidal sequence of the final shoot-out is both a forewarning of the heroics of revolutionary sacrifice and a glum indication of the minority position of the wild bunch’s longing to surpass instinctual cruelty.
[Read more →]

The Western

western1
1. Trees, field, forest. A drift by train. Crossing through the countryside the land is divided into a patchwork. The fields are all sizes and shapes but what unites them all is the fact that the trees, bushes and shrubbery almost always function as border-markers between fields. It is rare for a single tree, or clumps of singular trees, to have remained standing in the middle of a field. This semblance ##of order, of tidiness is initially pleasing. There is an almost industrial precision to the smooth green of the fields. Nothing seems to have been left to chance. Tractors and farm equipment are easily visualised as crossing the fields in a symmetrical and routine manner; each turn ergonomic and measured. There is nothing to obstruct this making the most of the land. No stray trees. [Read more →]

Let the Children Play 3

PREFACE TO “LASCIATE CHE I BIMBI. PEDOFILIA: PRETESTO PER LA CACCIA ALLE STREGHE”
[Let The Children… Pedophilia as a Pretext for a Witch Hunt] by Luther
Blissett, Castelvecchi Edizioni, Rome 1997
[Read more →]

Let the Children Play 1

From: tom9351@iperbole.bologna.it
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 17:15:28 +0100 (MET) X-Sender: tom9351@pop.iperbole.bologna.it (Unverified) Mime-Version: 1.0
To: nettime-l@Desk.nl
Subject: the Blissett crackdown in Italy
[Read more →]

Post-media Operators

1.
The record industry is in the process of being outflanked by means of the very processes that it has come to rely upon. Since the 60’s its continual efforts to create new needs has meant that it nurtured an everchanging musical soundscape that is now mutating at such a pace that it cannot keep track long enough to harness these musical evolutions in the direction of profit. [Read more →]

Pages: Prev 1 2 3 ... 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 Next