"What did the first brain to find itself on this planet do? Presumably it was astonished at being here and hadn't a clue what to make of itself and the filthy vehicle beneath its feet. In the meantime people have come to terms with their brains by regarding them as so unimportant as to be not even worth ignoring, by making rastas of themselves (bottommost: blackish pole; uppermost; the president of the senate, say) and by turning the so-unjustly beloved nature into the backdrop for a right farce. Although this doubtless not especially heroic way of avoiding a dilemma that still receives insufficient appreciation has become quite void of any charm now that it is so utterly predictable (how infantile bathroom scales are!), for this self-same reason it is, however, highly suitable for the conducting of certain procedures." - Walter Serner in Last Loosening Manifesto (1916)

"The concept of reality is a highly variable value, and entirely dependent on the brain and the requirements of the brain which considers it." - Richard Hülsenbeck in En Avant Dada (1920)

"After all, what is an art object, in any discipline,
but a beautifully woven system of life-giving lies that burst with potentiality?"
- Olchar E. Lindsann in Cheating Art History:
Strategies on the Fight Against Modernism ( ADa 91 )

"The pressure of occupation and the incessant stream of impressions pouring into our consciousness through all the gateways of knowledge make modern existence hazardous in many ways. Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves. The premature death of millions is primarily traceable to this cause." - Nikola Tesla in My Inventions (1919)

"I am not an artist because I refuse to be bored." - David Beris Edwards in BARM ( ADa 92 )

"Every manifestation of our life is accompanied by noise." - Luigi Russolo in L'arte dei rumori ( 1913 )

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Photo Documentation - Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival

L2R: Warren Fry, Julián Mathews, Keith Buchholz, Olchar Lindsann, Reed Altemus @ Fluxus Now! - Community High School, Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival 2010

There are approximately 85 photographs that I took during the Marginal Arts Festival in Roanoke, VA. Only a fraction is currently uploaded to flickr since I have upload limits, but in the future I will upload the rest. Most of these are at the Fluxus Now! Exhibit at Community High School.

Film Documentation:
[ http://www.flickr.com/photos/postneoabsurdism/sets/72157623509891962/ ]

Jim Leftwich has over 500 digital photographs from the Festival, along with a enormous list of all of those who performed, exhibited and contributed to the Fluxus Now! exhibition he organized.

That can all be found on Jim's TextImagePoem blog.

Digital Documentation:
[ http://www.flickr.com/photos/textimagepoetry/sets/72157623313227837/ ]

Marginal Arts Festival:
[ http://marginalarts.com ]

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