NORMAN It's too late for me. And besides... who'd look after her? She'd be alone up here, the fire would go out... damp and cold, like a grave. When you love someone, you don't do that to them, even if you hate them. Oh, I don't hate her. I hate... what she's become. I hate... the illness.
Norman Bates from 'Psycho' dir. Alfred Hitchcock.
NORMAN: But it's no good dwelling on our losses, is it. We go right ahead lighting signs and following the formalities... Would you sign, please. Norman Bates, in 'Psycho', Alfred Hitchcock.
fascinating that it is possible to imagine a person who has learnt the facility of emoting – - of bridging their ‘inner’ with ‘the’ outer – - through the tidier dialogue tropes of literature / television / film. and deliberately forged their social identity, maybe private identity – maybe conscious identity. so norman bates has developed himself a character, and then two characters, and more, each able to deal with the world according to the tropes offered by the previous ‘character’ but since identity in his case is nothing more than a series of syllogisms / syllogistic fallacies built from the slight foundations of the assumptions applied in fiction to drive storylines >or< produce a particular form of realism (or both…)
kossov was interesting, i still find indifference in bits n pieces of his work but the occasional one is great. so frenetic they can be hard to look at – not helped by the way they are hung in this exhibition. such determination. to see?
the wellcome trust is full of some great things on display, interesting organisation
of course the reformation happened in the spirit of high millenniarlism… the last judgement was expected. very different to the various forms of apocalypse on offer in this day & age. virtually nothing to be said for any similarities with the obvious exceptions that both involve the obliteration of the material world and both have broad (& frequently tedious) ethical standpoints attached.
could one compare murdoch to luther? he’d like that perhaps
i only started this book to clear the book shelf but it’s fat. and draining
Prisons are built
with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion./ As the caterpillar
chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on
the fairest joys
William Blake, Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
reading on the reformation is lowering my opinion of [... ...] everything. makes me contemplate the why’s and wherefore’s of burning heretics, and why – current – english society does not burn heretics
something to do with progress and reason (
must be frustrating)
Twelve design principles of permaculture (as taken from the wikipedia page).
Generally regarded as the following:
applicable as design principles – long term, nourishing; timeless design principle – across human activity.
any complaints or changes need making – let me know.
Everything depends on the ideas, and the quality of the…I call it the culture…the regeneration of the world. There is what one calls in the past in German the Gesamtkunstwerk
Joseph Beuys, 1982 interview with Dušan I. Bjelić
see here for a more useful interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lTqcgiXcgjM
what it is to prepare for survival – permaculture