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The New Boz

My friend Boz is subject to epileptic seizures. The first time I had ever witnessed one was in the 6th Grade of elementary school. The kid we now call “Boz” was given the assignment of speaking before the class. He spoke well until he paused, and then, as we waited, fell forwards onto the floor…

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Locals Action

To take risks is to invite trouble, so that the artist must say, if asked about the gaps in a painting, that further cooperation is denied. It has been said of the audience, when it refused to see what was avoided, that the best policy still seems to be telling the truth ‐but with a…

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Being here

Post-historical connoisseurs of art have criticized art as a theatrical reviewer would critique a stage play, and in so doing, granted no right to historical indebtedness, drawing attention to fear factors, claiming it was for the kids, a typical ploy for sympathy practiced as entertainment and even as popular culture that pull at the heartstrings.…

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Drinking Game

Thinking does not exist independently of language. Criticism is the sketchiness of our memory expressed in the form of language. The tradition of the metaphysical operates as a binary system located opposite concepts in a hierarchy of superiority, domination, subordination and inferiority. Another way to present this is in terms of inherent challenges. General linguistics explains…

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Come back, Vegas.

Winning is effortless. Anybody can win. Not every high roller proves capable of sustaining a heavy loss. Famous gamblers die with nothing left to their names but fame. The story has been repeated so many times it’s like a rerun. Why do we come back? There is a poetics to gambling, as well as aesthetics,…

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Back again?

You don’t have to win to have fun. It doesn’t take long to learn the rules -and to play well. But, reflecting on the mediocre return for the effort, I understood that it is futile, in the long run, to play against the house. Seasoned players know this, but they also know and enjoy the…

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Rock n’ Roll

The real sense of losing oneself is in an explosion of hidden information and fragmented constructs of various meanings within the parameters of abstraction, color, space, thoroughly exploiting the emotional  kaleidoscope, and serving as a platform for discovery. You may decide that this painting is an important public announcement of a new imaging technique to project…

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Ganbei, to you!

Question by question, alluding to a specific event which has erased private partnerships, without the need for establishing the event itself to undo what cannot be undone, that it is friendly enough to be subjective in nature and universal. And why? This will be reflected in the context of the languages of different cultures through…

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With a Slice of Lime

Waking is a very personal act, as much, or more than, performance, a sign of our world in constant change. By collapse of the system, this equilibrium is defined by its inability to fall into complete chaos. Collecting art when there is no composition, above all, the system stays balanced. The paradox of the order…

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There you are.

And then there you are, doing what you do best, us and them, communicating with each other, sharing the pleasures of the text. We must condone writing the normal way when it comes to life as the experience of art, and then, believing it to be the work of art, and with a strong sense…

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