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Daily Archives: November 5, 2009

Orson Welles – The One Man Band

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3837196&w=600&h=470&] ORSON WELLES: THE ONE-MAN BAND is a fascinating glimpse at this extraordinary man’s final years – made with the cooperation of Oja Kodar, Welles’ longtime companion, to whom he bequeathed a wealth of unedited films and fragments when he died in 1985. Granted exclusive access to Welles’ heretofore unseen archives – and drawing from [...]
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Since it's Guy Fawkes Night

Recipes for Disaster: An Anarchist Cookbook “…describes in lurid detail how sensible, law-abiding citizens can be transformed into mayhem-making mobs”. –Tom Ridge, Department of Homeland Security Please Note: Bedeutung and Bedeutung Blog do not endorse subversive behaviours.
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Cheney FBI interview: 72 instances of can’t recalls

by Pete Yost from Associated Press Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald famously declared in the Valerie Plame affair that “there is a cloud over the vice president.” Last week’s release of an FBI interview summary of Dick Cheney’s answers in the criminal investigation underscores why Fitzgerald felt that way. On 72 occasions, according to the 28-page FBI summary, Cheney [...]
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Amazing picture of the Sun by NASA

Our Sun may look like all soft and fluffy, but it’s not. Our Sun is an extremely large ball of bubbling hot gas, mostly hydrogen gas. The above picture of our Sun was taken last month in a specific red color of light emitted by hydrogen gas called Hydrogen-alpha and then color inverted to appear [...]
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Revolutionary Guards Extend Reach to Iran's Media

by Farnaz Fashihi from The Wall Street Journal Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps, already an economic, political and military power, is quietly pushing into a new domain: the media. By March, the Revolutionary Guards plan to launch Atlas, a news agency modeled on services such as the Associated Press and the British Broadcasting Corp., according to semiofficial Iranian [...]
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Robert Ashley: Concrete

“Concrete is a tragedy”, Robert Ashley claimed at a conference in Ferrara before its Italian premiere at the 2008 Aterforum Contemporary Music Festival. He pointed out “It is like Hamlet with no killings”. Well, perhaps he was exaggerating while a bit drunk. The opera has a quite straightforward and transparent structure, four monologues in which [...]
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Burning Memories: Sacrifice and the Unconscious in History

The Birkbeck Institute for Human Research Wednesday 14th October Memory of historical events is necessarily collective, but acquires personal characteristics that are of the same nature as individual memory in general. This idea is illustrated through memories of holocaust survivors as they construct themselves in a particular biography of an Israeli child. Holocaust memories are then connected [...]
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Sound in Context (Full Film)

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3835047&w=600&h=400&] Sound in Context is a short documentary exploring the unique practice of sound within the visual arts world. Through conversations with a number of key art institutions/galleries, artists and curators working with sound in the UK, Sound in Context allows practitioners to discuss some of the issues of presenting and exhibiting sound in the [...]
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Edgard Varêse and Le Corbusier: Poême électronique (1958)

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3835013&w=600&h=400&] First presented at the 1958 Brussels Worlds Fair with 425 speakers placed throughout the famous Philips pavilion, the placement of the speakers and design of the building gave the spectators a feeling of being housed within a concrete, silver seashell. A giant model of the atom hung from the ceiling and the sound & [...]
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Guy Ben-Ner: Stealing Beauty

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3834928&w=600&h=400&] A boy comes home from school with a note indicating he was caught stealing money from his peer at school. His family is put to the challenge to educate him about the meaning and border lines separating private property from its “other”. The movie starts as a TV “family sit-com”, shot in IKEA “show rooms” [...]
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Ayn Rand: The perverse allure of a damaged woman

by Johann Hari from Slate Ayn Rand is one of America’s great mysteries. She was an amphetamine-addicted author of sub-Dan Brown potboilers, who in her spare time wrote lavish torrents of praise for serial killers and the Bernie Madoff-style embezzlers of her day. She opposed democracy on the grounds that “the masses”—her readers—were “lice” and “parasites” who [...]
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Claude Lévi-Strauss in images

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1989: The End of History or the Beginning of the Future?

Video Art Comments on a Time Shift November 2 – 24, 2009 Opening Reception: Nov 11, 6PM – 8PM ARTISTS: Marina ABRAMOVIC, Josef DABERNIG, Thomas DRASCHAN, Harun FAROCKI with Andrej UJICA, Anna JERMOLAEWA, Johanna KANDL, Jonas MEKAS, Csaba NEMES, Jakub NEPRAS, Marcel ODENBACH, Marek PIWOWSKI, PUSHWAGNER, Joanna RAJKOWSKA, Isa ROSENBERGER, Miha ŠTRUKELJ, Magda TOTHOVA. As its fall focus, the Austrian Cultural [...]
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Slavoj Žižek / Pordenonelegge Literary Festival 2009

Slavoj Žižek in conversation with Pierpaolo Antonello at the 2009 edition of ‘Pordenonelegge’, a Literary Festival held in Pordenone, Italy. September 2009. [youtube=]
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