mercoledì 28 gennaio 2009
Stephen Beveridge aka Sowa Mai
uqbar. media art culture e Rinascimento Virtuale
Vi invitano alla performance di /Invite you at the performance of
Stephen Beveridge aka Sowa Mai
Wednesday, January 28 - Friday, January 30, 2009
(11 PM CET - 02 PM SLT)
ARENA MdM slurl (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Uqbar/47/222/722)
# No Man Is An Island
Aequitas is a non-profit multinational conglomerate of dada intellectuals involved with the exploration of biological impulses and their effect on modern psyche through the medium of anti-conceptual physics and minor abstractions.
The intent is not to make a clear statement, but to overwork and overwhelm with endless details and muddled effects thereby confusing the viewer in to believing they are witnessing something beyond their grasp and therefore true, fine art.
-- Banrion Constantine and Sowa Mai
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee (Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, #17).
-- 17th-century English poet John Donne
If people allowed themselves to experience the pain of others -- they would not be able to inflict it: no bombs, no murders, no tortures, no attacks of any kind.
If people allowed themselves to remember that the bell of judgment, like Donne's bell of death, tolls for them, and that their guilt would cause them to pay the price of their vengeance and hatred, of the pettiness of their projections -- there would be only peace and no judgment of others.
If people recognized that air, water, and nuclear pollution symbolize caring only for the satisfaction of their greed to the blatant disregard of others, and that such selfishness but hurts them -- they would cease to pollute in an instant.
For who would rape minerally rich lands, wresting in righteous wrath treasures that were not theirs, knowing it was their own treasure of love they were losing?
For who would willingly choose the murderous thought system of specialness, inflicting pain and suffering upon another, knowing it was their own death they were plotting?
Finally, which government would willingly choose the murderous thought system of imperialism, inflicting pain and suffering upon others, knowing it was their own riches they were plundering?
-- Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
A Journey to One through two.
An awakening from a dream of death.
Please keep arms and legs inside at all times.
in the wall of fear
A keystone clear
A message spoken
only you can hear
But in the darkness he can now perceive a radiance that streams inextinguishably from the DOOR OF THE LAW. Now his life is drawing to a close. Before he dies, all that he has experienced during the whole time of his sojourn condenses in his mind into one question, which he has never put to the doorkeeper.… “Everyone strives to attain the Law,…how does it come about, then, that in all these years no one has come seeking admittance but me?” The doorkeeper perceives that the man is nearing his end and his hearing is failing, so he bellows in his ear: “No one but you could gain admittance through this door, since this door was intended for you. I am now going to shut it.”
-- Franz Kafka
"ARENA" Event - Hosting the largest art exhibition ever staged in Second Life, held in coordination with Virtual Renaissance, the exhibition to be held in Florence at the Museum of Natural History in the Festival of Creativity .