Tuesday

Terre Thaemlitz - Love Bomb







"hi kaja,
thanks for ordering the lovebomb dvd! i have received your payment, and will bring your order to the post office in a few minutes...
i hope you'll enjoy it!
love, terre"

comatonse recordings

Monday

Sun Ra - Space is the place




how do you know Im real?
Im not real.
Im just like you.
you dont exist in this society.
if you did, you people wouldn't be seeking eaqual rights.
you're not real.
if you were, you would have some status among the nations of the world.
so we're both myths.
I do not come to you as a reality, I come to you as the myth.
because that's what black people are, - myths.



....
"I, too, wondered whether I could not sell something and succeed in life. For some time I had been no good at anything. I am forty years old... Finally the idea of inventing something insincere finally crossed my mind and I set to work straightaway. At the end of three months I showed what I had produced to Philippe Edouard Toussaint, the owner of the Galerie St Laurent. 'But it is art' he said 'and I will willingly exhibit all of it.' 'Agreed' I replied. If I sell something, he takes 30%. It seems these are the usual conditions, some galleries take 75%. What is it? In fact it is objects."

Broodthaers, 1964

Tuesday

when I grow up - fever ray






directed by Martin de Thurrah


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Thursday

Happy 6th of February!



Gula Sámi (The Saami Anthem) - Niko Valkeapää






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Tuesday

Dresscode: samisk blod

Geir Tore Holm: vara addit - give blood

Geir Tore Holm: satta varraaddi - become a blood donor




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Forsker Martin Wåhlberg ble kåret til "Årets yngre franskforsker" fordi han undersøkte påstanden om at det er en ære blant samene å prostituere konene sine til fremmede.

Påstanden fant han i en roman av den franske forfatteren Marquis de Sade fra 1700-tallet.

– Først syntes jeg at setningen bare var morsom. de Sade er en ekstrem, pornografisk forfatter. Så begynte jeg å lure på om det kunne være noe i det tvilsomme utsagnet, sier Wåhlberg til fagbladet Forskerforum.

Han er stipendiat på Institutt for fremmedspråk ved NTNU.

Kåret til årets forsker
Framstillingen av samenes seksualliv i franske 1700-tallsromaner resulterte i et forskningsprosjekt. Wåhlberg skrev en artikkel om samenes angivelige løsslupne sexliv i tidsskriftet "Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century" i Oxford i England. Artikkelen førte til at han i år ble kåret til "Årets yngre franskforsker".

– Jeg tror det bare har skjedd en gang før at en forsker fra Norden har fått denne prisen, sier han.

Ifølge Forskerforum ga ytterligere lesning av franske romaner fra 1700-tallet Martin Wåhlberg blod på tann.

Krydret tekstene
– Jeg ville finne ut hva dette var, og finne opphavet til at myten om det umoralske seksualivet til samene kunne ha spredt seg til så mange, sier han.

Wåhlberg oppdaget at mange andre forfattere også har skrevet om dette og ubrodert dette etter sin egen fantasi.

– Skal jeg gjette på hvorfor dette spedte seg, så var det nok for å krydre tekstene. Pikante fortellinger er morsomt for menn. De ønsket nok óg å undersøke det som var annerledes enn det europeiske, sier han.

Monday

"There is an ancient legend that might serve to illuminate the future life of communist militancy: that of Saint Francis of Assisi. Consider his work. To denounce the poverty of the multitude he adopted that common condition and discovered there the ontological power of a new society. The communist militant does the same, identifying in the common condition of the multitude its enormous wealth. Francis in opposition to nascent capitalism refused every instrumental discipline, and in opposition to the mortification of the flesh (in poverty and in the constituted order) he posed as a joyous life, including all of being and nature, the animals, sister moon, brother sun, the birds of the field, the poor and exploited humans, together against the will of power and corruption. Once again in postmodernity we find ourselves in Francis's situation, posing against the misery of power the joy of being. This is a revolution that no power will control - because biopower and  communism, cooperation and revolution remain together, in love, simplicity, and also innocence. This is the irrepressible lightness and joy of being communist."


Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri - "The Multitude Against Empire"
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