‘The “deep state” empties politics of all vestiges of democratic rule while attempting, on the one hand, to make its machinery of power invisible and, on the other, to legitimate neoliberal ideology as a matter of common sense. The decisions that shape all aspects of the commanding institutions of society are made largely in private, behind closed doors by the anonymous financial elite, corporate CEOs, rich bankers, the unassailable leaders of the military-industrial complex, and other kingpins of the neoliberal state. At the same time, the cultural apparatuses of casino capitalism wage an aggressive pedagogical assault on reason, thoughtfulness, critical dialogue and all vestiges of the public good.’
Beyond Orwellian Nightmares by Henry A. Giroux
‘A new form of mental illness has swept the planet: banalisation. Everyone is hypnotized by work and by comfort: by the garbage disposal unit, by the lift, by the bathroom, by the washing machine. Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit.’
‘Leaving the 20th Century’
An astonishing (and diverting) mix of synchronicity and connectivity, proving once and for all that, yes indeed, “all art aspires to the conditions of music.” (Pater)
Every Noise at Once
(thanks to Nicholas Storck)
Beautiful young Brazilian dancer/actor LUAN MACHADO in an original Butoh entitled RUSS.
Mr. Mozdzen proves that a little transgression goes a long way.