Nico Parlevliet: Gone

Nico Parlevliet tries to create environments in which something happens. Change, movement and the playful, accidental element in it are the origin of his fascination.
How beautiful it is when the sun takes the initiative and changes the environment without being asked.

Patrick Quinn: liminal poetry_03

Download the PDF with the working links to the original texts:
liminal poetry_03

For the last three years I have scanned the streets and spaces of New York City for text that might help me better understand the social, cultural, and political realities and conditions of the vast and enigmatic metropolis. I have amassed a huge corpus of text. liminal poetry_03 is composed of some of the text I have found. The metadata is a part of the poetry; it can be thought of as flaneurial field notes, minimal yet elucidating content.

ronnie s: Ha Pa

Ha Pa
1’52 min, with sound

first part of a new video handling by ronnie s about the relationship between father and son during the moment of saying goodbye. the work is 3 lingual: dutch german english.
the full video is on his website.

Patrick Stefaniak: Field

Field (2018)
3D Environment for Virtual Reality
video with sound, 0’47
Please watch full screen.

“Do you see an object? Any edges? Anything hard? Anything slanted?”
“If light striking the retina is the simplest condition, then the simplest fullest condition would be white light– the simultaneous presentation of the full spectrum of color– striking the entire retina uniformly.”
“The ‘fog’ of pure vision was ‘vaguely surface-like’.”
“One acute observer saw ‘levels of nothingness’.”
“‘natural’ visual perception is never pure.”

Chaos in the “Total Field” of Vision,
by Brian Massumi

Society of Smallness: A Minifesto

Minifesto 2020
Laser print of digitally scanned original handwritten in ink on paper
21.59 x 27.94 cm (8.5 x 11 in.)

In pre-pandemic times, we would have liked the minifesto to be tactile, if somewhat imperceptible. We may have rolled it up into a tiny scroll. Right before parting, after conversing with a friend, we may have leaned in closely to place it directly into the palm of their hand, closing their fingers gently around it with our own and letting our hands linger in this silent clasp for a millisecond.
Alas, the minifesto exists as a downloadable PDF that can make its way into hands, then into the nooks and crannies of building masonry and forlorn sidewalks.

We welcome correspondence—images, insta, email, tweets—of how the minifesto manifests in other parts of the planet.