Monday, January 25, 2010

the "play of life" ...

"Because it has always already begun, representation therefore has no end. But one can conceive of the closure of that which is without end. Closure is the circular limit within which the repetition of difference infinitely repeats itself. That is to say, closure is its playing space. This movement is the movement of the world as play .... This play of life is artistic.

(Jacques Derrida, "The Theater of Cruelty." Writing and Difference. Trans. Alan Bass. p. 250)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


it all makes sense
if sense means
all that is sensible
so much sense
that it makes no sense
to be so sensitive
about such nonsense

- Rodrigo Garcia Lopes / gringocarioca

tudo tem sentido
se sentido for
tudo que sentimos
tudo tão sentido
que não tem sentido algum
ficar sentado aqui

- Rodrigo Garcia Lopes

Monday, January 18, 2010

(no) solution …

"It is not the concern of an artist to propound solutions. It is enough, and quite a lot, I should say, to make an audience feel the need, the urgency, for them."

(Cesare Zavattini, "Some Ideas on the Cinema." Trans. Pier Luigi Lanza)

Thursday, January 14, 2010


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Monday, January 11, 2010

lost and found ...

"When you're lost, the smartest thing to do is stay put till you're found, hollering if necessary. But to holler guarantees humiliation as well as rescue; keeping silent permits some saving of face you can act surprised at the fuss when your rescuers find you and swear you weren't lost, if they do. What's more you might find your own way yet, however belatedly."

(John Barth, "Lost in the Funhouse.")