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Monday, 23 July 2018

"The flower that has no sound": Marcelo Montecino: What does she mean? | Joseph Ceravolo: July 5, 1986 / Bad Thoughts | from Ravi Waste Inventory | Arthur Rothstein: Death in Matamoros

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Cockfight, Quito, 1975 2123 | by Marcelo  Montecino

 Cockfight, Quito, 1975 2123: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 31 May 2018

Untitled, 1978, copy | by Marcelo  Montecino

Untitled, 1978, copy: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 14 April 2018

Joseph Ceravolo: July 3, 1986

The purple plant, leaves thick
with hair's texture and shine,
has shot a flower,
pink, purple, yellow feelers
shining in the
magnificent conjunction of two long leaves.
A flower, only a flower of mortality
to conjure up the night's pre-dusk
when chip-chip-chip in flowering voice
tzell-tzell-tzell-tzell-tzell
answers across the branches, throat extended.
       What's this praise, this crazy wine
this evening gale of inner voice,
all-too, all-too, all-too, all-too purple happily
that conjures up the flower that has no sound?

Joseph Ceravolo (1934-1988): July 3, 1986, from Collected Poems (2012)

I cannot see what flowers are at my feet - Keats, Ode to a Nightingale, 1819 

Franklin, Santiago, 2012 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Franklin Flea Market, Santiago, 2012: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 14 July 2012

franklin, 2017 _DSF0571 | by Marcelo  Montecino

franklin 2017_DSF0571: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 17 September 2017

Untitled nude, 1974 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Untitled nude, 1974: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 14 April 2018

Costa Rica, 1979 123 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Costa Rica, 1979 123: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 21 May 2018

What does she mean? Managua | by Marcelo  Montecino

What does she mean? Managua, 1979: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 18 July 2018

Masaya, Nicaragua, 1975 3123 | by Marcelo  Montecino

 Masaya, Nicaragua, 1975 3123: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 6 July 2018

Daniel Ortega, Managua, 1983 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Daniel Ortega, Managua, 1983: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 22 July 2018

Nicaragua, 1975 -4123 | by Marcelo  Montecino

La Carcel Modelo, Bogotá, Colombia, 1981 | by Marcelo  Montecino

La Carcel Modelo, Bogotá, Colombia, 1981: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 22 July 2018

Abalone fishermen, Chiloe,  Chile, 1988 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Evangelicals, Rural Guatemala, 1982 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Santo Tomás Church, Chichicastenango, Guatemala, 1982? | by Marcelo  Montecino

Santo Tomás Church, Chichicastenango, Guatemala, 1982 (?): photo by Marcelo Montecino, 27 June 2018

Fidel Castro, Havana, 1978 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Fidel Castro, Havana, 1978: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 11 May 2015

Descalzo, Santiago, Chile 1962 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Descalzo, Santiago, Chile, 1962: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 27 April 2014

Sad Kiss, Santiago, 1964 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Sad Kiss, Santiago,1964: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 27 April 2014

Easter, Wash. DC. 2008 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Easter, Wash. DC 2008: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 23 March 2018

New Jersey Turnpike, 2009 | by Marcelo  Montecino

New Jersey Turnpike, 2009: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 11 May 2009

Washington, DC, 1997 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Washington, DC, 1997: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 30 July 2009

LAX, California, 1998 | by Marcelo  Montecino

LAX, California, 1998: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 4 August 2009

Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, 1969 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, 1969: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 8 June 2014
 
Abortion clinic, Baltimore, MD, 1982 | by Marcelo  Montecino

NYC, 1990 +Scan-180408-0001 copy 2 (1) | by Marcelo  Montecino
El Alto, Bolivia, 1986 | by Marcelo  Montecino

El Alto, Bolivia, 1986: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 11 May 2018

Pro pot demo, Wash. DC, 1981 -1 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Pro pot demo Wash. DC, 1981 -1: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 22 September 2012

Columbia Road, Washington, 1985 +can-180420-0001 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Columbia Road, Washington, 1985 +can-180420-4001: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 20 April 2018

NYC, 1986 | by Marcelo  Montecino

 NYC, 1986: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 10 November 2011
Joseph Ceravolo: Bad Thoughts
July 15, 1986

On the sleeves of the dark dropped
on our innocent heads is murder,
rape and casual insanity.
But don't look now or it passes
like a wind tied to trees,
where gods of sacrifice knife maidens,
country leaders deny genocide,
or religiocide in the dark corners
of golden temples to their one and only god.

Hypocrisy lives well with riches
and the night lives within us
in the grinding sacrificial wheels of destroy.
Cars and planes, electronics
and computers develop dying intelligence
in the twilight disguised as dawn while

squirming through the hole in the wall
is a roach that remembers earth.

Joseph Ceravolo (1934-1988): Bad Thoughts (July 15, 1986), from Collected Poems (2012)

Pinochet being Nominated, Santiago, 1988 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Pinochet being Nominated, Santiago, 1988: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 26 March 2009

 Pinochet at Mass, Santiago 88.jpg | by Marcelo  Montecino

Pinochet at Mass 88 jpg: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 3 September 2006

Santiago, Chile | by Marcelo  Montecino

Santiago, Chile, 1962 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Santiago, Chile, 1962: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 4 February 2005

justicia en La Victoria shanty, Santiago, 1989 | by Marcelo  Montecino

justicia en La Victoria shanty, Santiago, 1989: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 18 May 2018

from Ravi Waste Inventory

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from Ravi Waste Inventory: Gandi Engine Commission: A Tentative Collection Project (Lahore, 2018).The Gandi Engine Commission is an experimental, site-specific workshop that navigates through the Ravi river in Pakistan to explore themes of development, destruction, waste and toxicity. Drawing on the Persian meaning of the, word ‘ravi’ as ‘narrator’, and taking its name from a decommissioned sewage treatment plant, the project, recreated in the exhibition ‘Climactic: Post Normal Design’, was designed as a workshop and a walk to reflect on the waste and refuse that the cities produce and dump into the river. The commission was structured around the following issues: colonialism and conquest, pastoralism and productivity, detritus and development, living with discarded things, and a soundwalk. The walk culminated in a site specific video projection in a park near the plant, and brings attention to the local and global circulation of waste in the service of neoliberal capitalism, and its relation to the continued suffering of the people who live on the banks of these flows of refuse. 

A River Runs Through It | by mala singh

A River Runs Through It | The River Ravi on its journey down to the plains of the Punjab.The left bank of the river is Himachal Pradesh and the right bank is Jammu and Kashmir. I took this shot from near Banikhet a small town near the hillstation of Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh.: photo by urmimala singh, 17 April 2014
Arthur Rothstein: Death in Matamoros

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Bullfight, Matamoros, Mexico

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A picador

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A picador

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Capework

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Capework

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Capework

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 Capework
 
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  Capework

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Placing the sword for the kill

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Death of the bull
 
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the end

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[urging of the horses removing the bull]

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 [american tourists shop for bargains while watching the bloodshed]

 Photos by Arthur Rothstein, February 1942 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)

2 comments:

Wooden Boy said...

and the night lives within us
in the grinding sacrificial wheels of destroy.

Ortega was a hero to our family - the magic of the name Sandinista.

Always the second time as farce.

TC said...

The second temple was not like the first.