brainwashing

Postulation? All signs made on cardboard are a social commentary of one kind or another.

Except maybe the ones printed there en masse you might think, but then: not really. It does not matter whether you are picketing a behaviour incompatible with your own, asking for a free ride in a particular direction or soliciting financial compensation for your misfortune. Those are just the actions behind the sign. The sign itself is what you see first: a statement, a bulletin, an intention spelled out as clearly (or misguided) as the designer is intellectually capable of. Find them on the streets, discarded after use or ready at hand, more than often frayed with the incapability to change much if anything. But still and always addressing someones need or willingness to engage in some kind of social contract, to buy, to sell or whatnot and thereby issuing that postulated commentary. Is that reason enough for yours truly to apply artfulness on them? That is as legit a question as anyone and there’s this: as of 2011, fifteen percent (1.000.000.000) of this planets human inhabitants still see to their bodily needs in the open.

↓ Title(s): “En Suite: the right turn, our collective values, their shared advantages and the sound of freedom” (365 x 485 mm, mixed media on cardboard, work in perpetual progress)

ensuiteA

The right turn:
“I am the light!” she yelled and blew her whistle.

ensuiteB

Our collective values:
… that night he kept walking by our windows,
screaming his frustration at his phone: “… but I love you, asshole!”

ensuiteC

Their shared advantages:
“Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on job, here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities.” (C. Sandburg)

ensuiteD

The sound of freedom:
“The Uniform Plumbing Code, section 409.2.2 requires that all water closet seats, except those within dwelling units or for private use, shall be of the open front type.”

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“Coke Adds Life” was the 1976 slogan for the Coca Cola brand

Ebola

The Kola nut (Cola Acuminata) is native to tropical Africa and has up to 3.5 % caffeine content. Kola nut extract is no longer used in the Coca Cola recipe. The Ebola river in northern Congo (former Zaïre) gave name to the virus. In april 1865 the pharmacist John Pemberton developed what became Coca Cola as an opioid free alternative to morphine. Chewing the bitter Kola nuts can ease hunger pains. Soda is the main source of calories in the American diet. Several sources list the nurse Mayinga N’Seka, who died in october 1976, as the index case for Ebola. Doctor Kent Brantley became the first infected person in the US when he was flown from Liberia to Atlanta, Georgia in 2014 where he is in improving health due to an untested experimental drug. The general lack of water in parts of Conakry, Guinea, has the populace prioritize drinking it over using it for hygiene and sanitation. Headquartered in Atlanta, the Coca Cola Company had a 2013 net income of almost 8.6 billion dollars from serving more than 50 billion beverages per day, worldwide. The current Ebola outbreak is the biggest yet and has killed over a 1000 people as of today. Diabetes killed 73.831 people in the US in 2010.

(Sources: Wikipedia, BBC et al, Coca Cola and the CDC)

 

 

Here’s to teachers, politicians and parents. You deserve it.

orson

If you don’t get it, you have a nice classical movie to must-watch.

 

K8 (deconstrct) . . . an ongoing architectural project

M9 (deconstrct) . . . an ongoing architectural project

P99 (deconstrct) . . . an ongoing architectural project.

Collective, |kəˈlektiv|, adjective: done by people acting as a group

Guilt |gilt|, noun
The fact of having committed a specified or implied offense or crime

Guild |gild|, noun
A medieval association of craftsmen or merchants, often having considerable power.

As of September 2011, 65.8% (127) of the 193 member states of the United Nations have recognised the State of Palestine. Their total population is over 5.2 billion people, equalling 75 percent of the world’s population.
4,62 million Palestinian, including their descendants, were refugees in 2008. That number does not include those displaced internally.

Between 1941 and December 1944, the official date of closing of the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, over 1,600 trains were organised by the German Transport Ministry. The transport/arrival timetable was of 1.5 trains per day: 50 freight cars × 50 prisoners per freight car × 1.5 trains/day × 1,066 days = 4,000,000 prisoners.

Odense to Chicago. Via rohrschmap.com. Mental.

Integrated (via Adventures and Japes)

Spot on, again. On behalf on some of my fellow danes I hereby extend an apology to AJ. But some of these things go really deep, even in harmonic, educated and tolerant danes. We are a tribe more than a people I guess. Due to my being half-german, or rather danish-ethnic german, I am often asked by american friends how the people of germany allowed the nazis to gain power. My answer is simply for them to have a look at contemporary denmark; how the culture of bigotry trickles down (just to borrow a Reagan phrase) from the speakers chair of parliament to firtsgraders in school. It is disgusting and to my eyes extremely dangerous and it takes a friendly foreigner to call it. To actually see that the emperor is naked. So thank you and allow me to reblog. Would love to hear your view on our state-church and its close affiliation with schooling, government, constitution and monarchy. On that note I’d wish kids were taught “democracy” and not “christianity”

Integrated I am totally integrated now though this is probably not what the Danish authorities meant. Søren "effing" Pind would probably shake his comedy head and say with his comedy voice "No, I did not mean like that… but… she's white, right? Ahh, doesn't matter then. She can do what she wants, ikke også?" If integration is about paying tax and going to work, I have been integrated since my first … Read More

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