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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Our world, like a charnel-house, is strewn with the detritus of dead epochs.


Le Corbusier.  The City of To-morrow and its Planning.  Translated by Frederick Etchells.  (Dover 

Publications, Inc.  Mineola, NY: 1987).  Pg. 244.  Originally published as Urbanisme in 1925.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Thursday, 27 December 2012


Over everything—up through the wreckage of the city, in gutters, along the riverbanks, tangled among tiles and tin roofing, climbing on charred tree trunks—was a blanket of fresh, vivid, lush, optimistic green; the verdancy rose even from the foundations of ruined houses. Weeds already hid the ashes, and wild flowers were in bloom among the city’s bones. The bomb had not only left the underground organs of the plants intact; it had stimulated them.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012


THINGS I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT; BORDERLINE, BOUND, BOUNDARY, BUTT END, CONFINE, CUSP, DEADLINE, EDGE, EXTENT, EXTREMITY, FOOT, HEAD, HEEL, LIMITATION, NEB, NIB, POINT, PRONG, SPIRE, STUB, STUMP, TAIL, TAIL END, TERM, TERMINAL, TERMINATION, TERMINUS, TIP, TOP, ULTIMATE, ANNIHILATION, DEMISE, DISSOLUTION, DOOM, EXPIRATION, EXTERMINATION, EXTINCTION, FINISH, PASSING, RUIN, RUINATION ABOLISH, ABORT, ACCOMPLISH, ACHIEVE, BREAK OFF, BREAK UP, ORANGE, CALL IT A DAY, CALL OFF, CEASE, CLOSE, CLOSE OUT, COMPLETE, CONCLUDE, CONSUMMATE, CROWN, CULMINATE, CUT SHORT, DELAY, DETERMINE, DISCONTINUE, DISPOSE OF, DISSOLVE, DROP, EXPIRE, FINISH, GET DONE, GIVE UP, ORANGE, HALT, INTERRUPT, PACK IT IN, PERORATE, POSTPONE, PULL THE PLUG, PUT THE LID ON, QUIT, RELINQUISH, RESOLVE, SETTLE, SEW UP, SHUT DOWN, STOP, SWITCH OFF, TERMINATE, TOP OFF, ULTIMATE, WIND UP, WRAP, WRAP UP. 


Sunday, 23 December 2012

A N T I C O N F L U E N T I A L .

Saturday, 22 December 2012

'In attempting to uncover the deepest strata of Western culture, I am restoring to our silent and apparently immobile soil its rifts, its instability, its flaws; and it is this same ground that is once more stirring under our feet'

'The history of knowledge can be written only on the basis of what was contemporaneous with it, and certainly not in terms of reciprocal influence, but in terms of a prioris established in time.'

MF: The Order Of Things.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


私はいくつかの靴を買って、彼らは私には小さすぎます - しかし、私は忘れないようにそれらを着用しなければならない。


Sunday, 16 December 2012

Saturday, 15 December 2012

'Having collected so many documents, how to assemble them, how to fashion a singular artwork out of all these wildly different objects? The answer is clear: by clustering, reducing, shaping, cutting. This is a homage, perhaps inadvertently, to that emerging electronic culture in which "ctrl c + ctrl v" reigns supreme. Marker decided that the accumulation of contents is in itself an act of creation. Which is scarcely a new proposition; but the act of working on digital objects forces you to face its implications.'
'A legal lynching which smears with blood a whole nation. By killing the Rosenbergs you have quite simply tried to halt the progress of science by human sacrifice. Magic, witch-hunts, auto-de-fé, sacrifices - we are here getting to the point: your country is sick with fear... You are afraid of the shadow of your own bomb.' JPS.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Thursday, 13 December 2012

















21世紀には SHIFT: A COLLECTIVE AND PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY IN FIVE CHAPTERS. 



1. In The Time To Come, カイリ カイリカイリ K A I R I カイリ カイリ カイリthe child of the OCEAN Village.

2. 60年前のいずれかの日.

3. E L E U S I S  I N  E N G L A N D . 

4. An experience at the end of the Sunset Store. Or, ポストモダニティの平均物語.

5. グッドバイ。バブル。
C O L L A P S E.


Monday, 10 December 2012





ELEUSIS, HERE WE ARE. 9min.



Mr Tosimatsu is boating across a black river.
Bodies in articulated angles drowned by morning.
The tide casting over those too weak to stand.
A small boy, Toshio, Hersey closes the book, 'Hataya-san told me to run away with her... Kikuki's mother was wounded and Murakami's mother, alas, was dead'.
It is perhaps a naïve voyeur’s standard reaction to question the whereabouts of young children in fact literature, but what became of that small boy of the Nakamura's? The child with the same name as the ghost-boy who could simultaneously haunt an American carer in Tokyo, and the end of the bunk bed of a child who saw a horror film too young. The pop culture ghost who stole my things and pierced through the lens of my over-active imagination. And was thus able to break down the walls surrounding my childhood bedroom utopia. Did Toshio Nakamura become a survivor, those the Japanese term Hibakushi too? Short of breath, I catch the words that fail, a dice with a face lost. Soldiers bloody-backed, climbing out of specially                                  dug                                                                                                     holes. 


Saturday, 8 December 2012



 バブル景気

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI.
KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI KAIRI.





SHOUTING FOR DISNEYLAND

Slade Performance Day.