The US Literary Universe.

Since US literature, as represented by the US Library of Congress, has the whole universe as a subject, one could assume that this system is also governed by the same mechanisms that it describes. In the following two paragraphs I would like to outline some analogies between what most people consider as two disciplines who … Continue reading The US Literary Universe.

Pseudo-intellectualism in Modern Literature.

People who presume, not-entirely-unreasonable, that "literary fiction" represents a value judgment, fail to understand that "literary fiction" is just a marketing category (coined in the 1970's by publishing and book retailers) characterized by slower pacing, stylized prose, introspection and a focus on interior life over exterior action, a focus on character over plot. What they are not, though, are inherent markers of quality.

The Multiverse of the Maharajagar, Muse and The Simulation Theory.

The Maharajagar deals with introspective themes, including relationships and social alienation that follow a pattern rooted into its original framework; The Mahabharata. However, with the book's progress, the literary concepts have become more ambitious, addressing issues such as the evolution of technology, apocalypse, absolution and catastrophic war. It also focuses on themes of government oppression, uprising, love, … Continue reading The Multiverse of the Maharajagar, Muse and The Simulation Theory.

Rebirth

"Rebirth" by IKEDA Manabu originated in the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster of 2011. The artist uses his expressive capabilities to depict in juxtaposition the continuously recurring existence of disaster throughout the world and to illustrate in a light and imaginative style the relationship between disasters and humanity. Ikeda spent 10 hours a day for three … Continue reading Rebirth

Dispersion; Personal and Cultural Identity in the Globalized World.

Dispersion (2002), is the name of a painting by Julie Mehretu. It is an amalgam of calligraphic swooshes and monochromatic geometric forms – that appear to swirl around as if caught in some mysterious vortex – but behind it lays an elaborate linear structure. It is as if a painting by Kandinsky has collided head-on … Continue reading Dispersion; Personal and Cultural Identity in the Globalized World.

About The Canon of the World Literature.

Three years ago, I took it upon me to read the top 100 of the Canon of the world literature and have recently accomplished this challenge. The least I can say about this task is that I’ve learned something of this experience. Nevertheless there were a couple of unexpected hurdles along the road that I … Continue reading About The Canon of the World Literature.

The Poly-semantic Paintings of Alexander Rodin.

I stumbled upon the works of Alexander Rodin in 2011 during  an exposition called East Meets West in Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany. Rodin currently lives and works in Berlin, because (as he describes it himself in an interview with website n-europe.eu) 'Berlin is a place interested in art. [...] I am an artist and exhibitions … Continue reading The Poly-semantic Paintings of Alexander Rodin.

SILON

In my search for artistically projects that are inspired by the same themes as my writing project, I stumbled upon THE SECRET AND IMPOSSIBLE LEAGUE OF THE NOOSPHERE.  This theater production is the result of conversations between director Meghan Arnette and playwright Darian Lindle about theater, science fiction, identity, the female voice, and the power … Continue reading SILON

The Artist as an Einzelgänger

In this post I would like to explore some artistically personality traits as inspired by the compositions of Giorgio Morode.  The album Einzelgänger was first produced in Germany in 1975 and contained some electronic experimental soundtracks that at the time of its release attracted almost zero attention. The Englishman Bellotte was in charge of the … Continue reading The Artist as an Einzelgänger