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07/22/2014 21:53:41

Buzludzha dripping

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07/22/2014 21:47:00

Bulgaria, Buzludzha

Just got back from Bulgaria this morning.

We flew to Sofia from Berlin then went to Plovdiv by train to hire a car, which we drove down to the Black Sea coast near the border with Turkey and then back to Plovdiv and Sofia via the Buzludzha Monument.

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This guy was standing next to a petrol station shortly before the turning for the road up the mountain. On the left of the image in the distance on the horizon you can faintly see the outline of the monument which gives you an idea how of high up you have to drive.

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You can get in fairly easily through a small hole in the side which looks a bit sketchy at first and probably is.

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It looks a fair bit more damaged than I remember in photos and there were loads of visitors including some guys who somehow managed to climb to the top of the tower on top I have no idea how.

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Took alot of pictures of the mosaics round the upper level.

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There’s lots of bits missing and in places you can see the artists outlines underneath, rendered in a way that gives the curious impression of vulnerable bodies beneath the cement and stone.

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I also took some pictures of the 1300 Years Monument in Sofia.

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Did lots of other stuff too apart from taking pictures of dilapidated communist monuments but I’m not really into holiday snaps…

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07/05/2014 14:21:00

#affairs14

Ben Burgis’ handiwork in progress for Foreign Affairs at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

showtime 2300 11/07/14

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06/30/2014 00:54:00

monument to soviet army, Burgas, 1953

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06/09/2014 16:21:22

Berliner Festspiele - Foreign Affairs: Vindicatrix

"Martin Hossbach über: Vindicatrix"

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06/09/2014 15:30:26

     (played 63 times)

track off an old Malay tape of my mum’s called Aslirama…

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05/06/2014 02:37:13


An imagined view of the Bank of England in ruins

Joseph Michael Gandy 1830 Pen and coloured washes on paper
Commisioned by the building’s architect and surveyor, John Soane

An imagined view of the Bank of England in ruins

Joseph Michael Gandy
1830
Pen and coloured washes on paper

Commisioned by the building’s architect and surveyor, John Soane

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04/30/2014 01:31:00

Berliner Festspiele - Foreign Affairs: Vindicatrix

Tickets now on sale for this new show with a band and special fx as part of Foreign Affairs at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele on the 11th July

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04/04/2014 00:39:23

video-arena:

I AM IN HELL. HELP ME - Karl Marx

video-arena:

I AM IN HELL. HELP ME - Karl Marx

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04/03/2014 22:19:16

Fascism and colonialism in the work of Cut Hands and Blackest Ever Black

joshajhall:

The question should not be “what did the author mean to do?” but rather, “what does this work actually mean in the real world, and what are its implications?”

amen to that

I’ve thought a lot about this but not sure I have the writing ability or clarity of mind to make my thoughts comprehensible…I think for me what it boils down to is that whilst the above is true (the work’s “meaning in the real world” is more important than the intent of the author) there is an inverse to this which is that a responsible author will consider or at least acknowledge this meaning. Without any discussion about the relation between the aesthetic and politic that goes beyond simplistic binary oppositions of artist/work, intention/result, theory/art, we are often left with a critique that addresses neither the work nor the author, rather merely taking their stated intention at face value. What is problematic in the artist is neatly separated from the work and what is problematic in the work is cleanly disavowed by the artist.So thanks JH for wading into those murky waters.

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