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28 Apr

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I found the doll lying in the bark and rubbish that had washed down after a rain. As the doll appears to me to be an artifact, I went back to photograph it in the place where it had been found.

(See re-enactment photos below from April 20, 2013)

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By coincidence, a few days after I found the doll, I attended a recital at the Sydney Conservatorium. Waiting outside the hall for the concert to begin, I saw a similar doll in a case of artifacts. That doll had been found when the site for Conservatorium building had been excavated.

In searching out the mystery of where ‘my doll’ could have come from, I looked online and found yet another similar doll on sale through ebay.

(ebay advertisement, found on the Internet February 28, 2013.  http://www.etsy.com/listing/101317982/on-sale-vintage-micro-miniature-bisque )

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A somewhat tragic fact of contemporary life: in searching for information (about what looks like an artifact to me) the only trace I could find through the Internet is there because a very small profit is considered worth the price of parting with such an object from a time past.

So where does that place communication and the power of reception in the electronic age? The mystery remains of how the little doll was lost and where it washed out from, how long was it trapped in a culvert, under a rock or caught in debris before I turned and saw it lying there. …

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28 Apr

Condo Fee Lifestyle[1] April 1, 2013

One of the actual rewards of consumer accessible technology has been the condo fee lifestyle.  We now can download and upload our own material to the worldwide web, talk instantly to friends and family; videophone them, text them, and share photo and video of events as they take place on a geographically global scale.  The price tag attached is usually touted as ‘small’, mere ‘pennies a day’, or simply ‘the best deal on the block’.

In reality, like the condo [maintenance] fee; when you buy in, it’s for life, and it never goes away.  You can purchase the appliance (sending / receiving device) outright but the invisible strings ‘hooking-you-up’ to the satellite must be there for your world to stay connected.

Protocol fees and microwaves are the modern format of tyranny that keeps us tied to this ‘apparently’ free lifestyle.

… And of actual real estate property?   Jean Jacques Rousseau, in The Origin of Inequality:  THE SECOND PART, p. 207:  The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying This is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.  From how many crimes, wars and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows, “Beware of listening to this imposter; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of this earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody.”  But there is great probability that things had then already come to such a pitch, that they could no longer continue as they were ; for the idea of property depends on many prior ideas, which could only be acquired successively, and cannot have been formed all at once in the human mind.  …

For related comments: http://valerie.basicbruegel.com/notes-on-the-downtown-series/


[1] In an episode of the 1980’s ‘television cops’ series Hunter, a drug dealer from Hawaii was menacing the streets of Los Angeles by punishing subsidiary dealers that were trying to undercut his profits.  The show’s two main characters: Police Detectives Sgt. Rick Hunter and Sgt. Dee Dee McCall joked about the Hawaiian dealer’s cover-up; ‘that he was hiding his illegitimate business operations under the guise of a condo investment scheme’.  The two shared a hearty laugh as they discussed the ludicrousness of such a possibility.  They assured each other that this phony business scheme was based upon an idea that would never fly and that the dealer was not very smart to propose it as an alibi

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13 Apr

Missing Parade Notes (2012) has been selected for the 6th EDITION of the video poetry competition LA PAROLA IMMAGINATA in Treviglio, Italy.

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CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE DI VIDEOPOESIA VI – edizione (2013)

Trevigliopoesia is VIDEOPOETRY: Video-Art, Video Documentary and Poetry Film.
The word as language but also a symbol that becomes an element as the expression of thoughts, images, visions of the poets and their lives. Combining inspirations and influences from the field of philosophy, music, theatre and literature the result of the artistic creation meet the public showing the perfect union between POEM and VIDEO.

Trevigliopoesia is VIDEOPOETRY: Video-Art, Video Documentary and Poetry Film.
The word as language but also a symbol that becomes an element as the expression of thoughts, images, visions of the poets and their lives. Combining inspirations and influences from the field of philosophy, music, theatre and literature the result of the artistic creation meet the public showing the perfect union between POEM and VIDEO.

Under the patronage of the Office of Culture of the town of Treviglio, the arts association Nuvole in viaggio advertises the sixth edition of the video poetry competition LA PAROLA IMMAGINATA.

6th EDITION FINALISTS

ALMADHOUN, Ghayath / SILKEBERG, Marie – “Your Memory is My Freedom” (Sweden)
CAPDEVILA, Marc / ZANOGUERA, Tià / BALASCH, Albert – “A fora” (Spain)
DALLA LIBERA, Antonio – “Firenze sovietica” (Italy)
DIEM, Melissa – “The one about the bird” (Ireland)
DUGAS, Daniel – “Insomnia” (Canada)
GEMMI, Alberto – “Go Burning Atacama Go” (Italy)
LeBLANC, Valerie – “Missing Parade Notes” (Canada)
NEYES, Marc (Swoon) – “Drift” (Belgium)
PEETERS, Jan – “Guesswork. Variation 8″ (Belgium)

SPECIAL MENTION UNDER 20
CASCONE, Graziano / MARCHETTI, Ilaria (Liceo Artistico Statale Casorati di Novara) – “L’alba” (Italy)

NEXT STEPS

all the videos are going online at www.videopoesia.org by the end of April
selected videos are going to be shown in TREVIGLIOPOESIA 2013 (details soon available on this site); the winner is going to be announced during the last evening event of the Festival (june 2, 2013)

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La parola immaginata
CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE DI VIDEOPOESIA VI – edizione (2013)

L’Associazione culturale Nuvole in viaggio, con il patrocinio e il sostegno dell’Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Treviglio, indìce la sesta edizione del concorso internazionale di videopoesia LA PAROLA IMMAGINATA.

Hanno partecipato al concorso opere in video (edite o inedite), realizzate a partire dall’anno 2011, che abbiano come riferimento una poesia (edita o inedita): libere ri- creazioni – per immagini, suoni e parole – di testi poetici.

I FINALISTI DELLA VI EDIZIONE

ALMADHOUN, Ghayath / SILKEBERG, Marie – “Your Memory is My Freedom” (Sweden)
CAPDEVILA, Marc / ZANOGUERA, Tià / BALASCH, Albert – “A fora” (Spain)
DALLA LIBERA, Antonio – “Firenze sovietica” (Italy)
DIEM, Melissa – “The one about the bird” (Ireland)
DUGAS, Daniel – “Insomnia” (Canada)
GEMMI, Alberto – “Go Burning Atacama Go” (Italy)
LeBLANC, Valerie – “Missing Parade Notes” (Canada)
NEYES, Marc (Swoon) – “Drift” (Belgium)
PEETERS, Jan – “Guesswork. Variation 8″ (Belgium)

VIDEO SELEZIONATO FUORI CONCORSO – MENZIONE SPECIALE UNDER 20
CASCONE, Graziano / MARCHETTI, Ilaria (Liceo Artistico Statale Casorati di Novara) – “L’alba” (Italy)

LE PROSSIME TAPPE DEL CONCORSO

entro la fine di aprile tutti i video saranno messi online e saranno visibili sul sito www.videopoesia.org
i video saranno presentati all’interno di TREVIGLIOPOESIA 2013 (il programma completo sarà a breve disponibile sul sito); il video vincitore sarà proclamato nel corso dell’ultima serata del festival (2 giugno 2013)

1 Apr

Condo Fee Lifestyle: Model for the Delivery of Technology [1]
April 1, 2013

One of the actual rewards of consumer accessible technology has been the condo fee lifestyle.  We now can download and upload our own material to the worldwide web, talk instantly to friends and family; videophone them, text them, and share photo and video of events as they take place on a geographically global scale.  The price tag attached is usually touted as ‘small’, mere ‘pennies a day’, or simply ‘the best deal on the block’.

In reality, like the condo [maintenance] fee; when you buy in, it’s for life, and it never goes away.  You can purchase the appliance (sending / receiving device) outright but the invisible strings ‘hooking-you-up’ to the satellite must be there for your world to stay connected.

Protocol fees and microwaves are the modern format of tyranny that keeps us tied to this ‘apparently’ free lifestyle.

… And of actual real estate property?   Jean Jacques Rousseau, in The Origin of Inequality:  THE SECOND PART, p. 207:  The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying This is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.  From how many crimes, wars and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows, “Beware of listening to this imposter; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of this earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody.”  But there is great probability that things had then already come to such a pitch, that they could no longer continue as they were ; for the idea of property depends on many prior ideas, which could only be acquired successively, and cannot have been formed all at once in the human mind.  …

For related comments: http://valerie.basicbruegel.com/notes-on-the-downtown-series/


[1] In an episode of the 1980’s ‘television cops’ series Hunter, a drug dealer from Hawaii was menacing the streets of Los Angeles by punishing subsidiary dealers that were trying to undercut his profits.  The show’s two main characters: Police Detectives Sgt. Rick Hunter and Sgt. Dee Dee McCall joked about the Hawaiian dealer’s cover-up; ‘that he was hiding his illegitimate business operations under the guise of a condo investment scheme’.  The two shared a hearty laugh as they discussed the ludicrousness of such a possibility.  They assured each other that this phony business scheme was based upon an idea that would never fly and that the dealer was not very smart to propose it as an alibi

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About Valerie LeBlanc


Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, pluri-­disciplinary artist and writer Valerie LeBlanc has worked in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her creations travel between poetry, performance, visual and written theory. Valerie LeBlanc has been creating video poetry since the mid 1980’s, and is the creator of the MediaPackBoard (MPB), portable screening / performance device.

L’artiste pluridisciplinaire Valerie LeBlanc est vidéaste, poète, performeuse et essayiste. Son travail oscille entre le remarquable et le quotidien. Elle a exposé ses œuvres en Europe, en Australie et au Brésil. Elle crée des vidéopoèmes depuis le milieu des années 1980 et a inventé le MediaPackBoard (MPB), un appareil de projection mobile pour la performance.

Everglades
À partir de leur exploration du parc national des Everglades, Daniel H. Dugas et Valerie LeBlanc cartographient dans cet essai poétique les effets de la présence humaine sur le milieu naturel, les traces qu’elle y dépose. Everglades est une ode à la beauté, à la fragilité et à la résilience d’une nature aux prises avec une espèce envahissante, la nôtre.

Everglades
Through their exploration of the Everglades National Park, Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc document, in this poetic collection, the effects of human presence in the natural world and the traces left behind. Everglades is an ode to the beauty, the fragility and the resilience of nature faced with the invasiveness of a particular species, ours.

Date : Mars 2018
Genre : Poésie
Collection : Poésie
ISBN : 9782897441029
Français/English

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http://www.prisedeparole.ca/auteurs/?id=1264

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