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2021.04.27

… my male measure of photography of women, how much does it engage my male libido?, in this case, only a little, despite nudity and attractive women, the nudity is in the service of other thoughts and ideas beyond the male gaze… the article alludes to women with power presence and i agree… … 2021.04.27

2021.04.26

"I find more and more that attention is the elemental unit of time. Each moment we are fully paying attention is an atom of eternity." Maria Popova … 2021.04.26

2021.04.24

… she talks about her father’s indiscretion… he is having sex with someone other than his wife… “he slept with a sister at the broken church” and i am thinking he sleeps with a nun… but then “Father squeaked quietly under the covers He believed Squeaksqueak When I lay in the lower bunk Father shook the bed from up top”… so the sister is her younger sister? Father is molesting his daughter, her sister?... … 2021.04.24

2021.04.12.03

[Justine Kurland] cut up all her photobooks and made collages out of them… the results a feminist manifesto, out with men… i get that the patriarchy is a bore, but i have begun to suspect that a matriarchy that dominates as the patriarchy does, should it ever be achieved, will be just as problematic, not least because women seek to claim the agency of men, with agency comes responsibility, but also the opportunity to run amok in pursuit of hegemony… i now dedicate myself to the ouroboros and the multiarchy, this is where the future of humanity lies if it is to be a good one… … 2021.04.12.03

2021.04.11.03

… i am interested because i love Japanese photography, always have… i am interested because i want to make squid ink soup, which is an Okinawan dish that i had some trouble getting a good recipe for, my friend Y got it for me, and now, as i read about the state of Okinawa relative to Japan as a whole, i wonder what she thought of the request, what is her attitude to Okinawa?… she said she never had the dish but that it looked interesting… i posted [the recipe]… … 2021.04.11.03

2021.04.11.02

… an exhibit at MoMA, bastion of the patriarchy… appropriated images rendered in blood red with captions overlaid… they are circles within rectangular frames, shifted up and off center, optical centering?, it seems a bit more than that, circles within the square too… platonic harmonies are at work?, a white European lineage… … 2021.04.11.02

2021.04.10.04

… [an article about Iranian photographer Sara Abbaspour]… her black and white photographs appeal to me… … 2021.04.10.04