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Monthly Archives: December 2014

South remembers: Sour South by Chus Martínez

Written on December 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm, by

Sour South by Chus Martínez By convention, the bottom half of a map is South i: Finisterre While talking about what to talk about he started telling me a story. There is a general assumption that people from the Basque country are quite reserved, of a taciturn character. However, one of his best friends as
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South remembers: Behind the (Southern) Looking Glass by Sotirios Bahtsetzis

Written on December 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm, by

Behind the (Southern) Looking Glass by Sotirios Bahtsetzis From the time of Charlemagne to the present day, art as an expression of the ‛South’ seems to be the ‛agic potion’ of European fantasies The very title of this magazine can serve as a trigger for examining the relationship of Greece with Europe – the latter
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South remembers: U(You) Turn. From Self-Destruction to Self-Organisation by Lorenzo Romito

Written on December 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm, by

U(You) Turn From Self-Destruction to Self-Organisation by Lorenzo Romito What is beyond the contemporary city in accordance with an I-Ching reading Before attempting to envision what is beyond the contemporary city, we should attempt to understand what is behind it. The contemporary city is the house of our society. This house and what is inside
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South likes: Panda Sex at State of Concept, Athens

Written on December 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm, by

South likes: Panda Sex State of Concept, Athens 29 November 2014 – 17 January 2015 Tom Morton introduces Panda Sex as a manifesto infused with humour about what an exhibition is and what it is not. Taking its characteristics from the species Alluropoda melanoleuca, the giant panda bear—paying little attention to sexuality, having as its colour black
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South remembers: Tollan / Polis. The City, the Country and the Resurgence of the Disavowed by Walter D. Mignolo

Written on December 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm, by

Tollan / Polis The City, the Country and the Resurgence of the Disavowed by Walter D. Mignolo Today, global processes of re-existence and re-emergence are demanding that the universalising impulse of Western vocabulary – which includes such terms as ‘democracy’ – is reduced to size. Is it about time?   I The Aztec word ‘Tollan’
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South remembers: A Greek from Greece. Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Katzelmacher (1969) by Dimitris Politakis

Written on December 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm, by

A Greek from Greece Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Katzelmacher (1969) by Dimitris Politakis “It is better to make new mistakes than to perpetuate the old ones to the point of unconsciousness” The epigram before the opening credits of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1969 film Katzelmacher (his second feature-length movie after Love is Colder than Death, of the same year)
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South remembers: In Defence of Urban Alienation. Regression, Localisation and Dreams of Exodus in Greece Today by Kostis Stafylakis

Written on December 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm, by

In Defence of Urban Alienation Regression, Localisation and Dreams of Exodus in Greece Today by Kostis Stafylakis Considering the effects of the Greek crisis on modes of collective organisation, is it time to question the very boundaries with which collective actions operate? In an interview with the portal tvxs.gr, the educator/eco-farmer Giorgos Kolembas explained that
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South likes: The Other Designs. Historical authenticity as artistic project at Beton7, Athens

Written on December 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm, by

South likes: The Other Designs. Historical authenticity as artistic project Beton7, Athens 30 October –  22 November, 2014 Adopting a critical viewpoint shared by many contemporary academics, the exhibition The Other Designs accentuates the institutionalisation of antiquity as “national heritage”, highlighting the way it  has shaped an ideological framework on experiencing and performing a national identity. Through
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South remembers: Your Economy is Not Our Economy, Your Politics are Not Our Politics, Your Culture is Not Our Culture, Your Land is Not Our Land, Your Lives are Not Our Lives. That Much is All We Really Know, Don’t We?… by Charles Esche

Written on December 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm, by

Your Economy is Not Our Economy, Your Politics are Not Our Politics, Your Culture is Not Our Culture, Your Land is Not Our Land, Your Lives are Not Our Lives. That Much is All We Really Know, Don’t We?… by Charles Esche These are oligarchical times. There is deepening division. A self-reproducing elite has liberated itself from the
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