Reflections from TALKOS : red or green

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TALKOS : red or green was an installation and performance piece loaded with props.

Paper sculptural tacos and their contents served as jumping off points for conversation and discussion, an “a la carte for conversation”. I offered a “free sample” – a quote on a strip of red or green paper, and asked the recipient to please read it aloud. This initiated a conversation about some aspect of economics. It may have been historical, present day, or how economics may shape into the future. I feel that we are in the middle of an industrial revolution that is going to shape society, politics, and economics for generations to come.

I have a reserved optimism and sought to share that with participants in TALKOS. I also wanted to hear what they think may be happening in this context.

It was fun to meet people who understood and to some degree or another were able to add to the conversation. We generally felt a sense of hope. Some began somewhat pessimistic about the future but were able to see that maybe, just maybe things could manifest in unexpected and positive ways. One thing did surprise me, There are people out there that are so invested in their pessimism that they  reacted to my actual data as though I was a crack pot. They actually seemed to get mad at me, walked away in some funk of disgust or  discomfort at having encountered a kind of lunatic . But what if I am right? What if work does become obsolete?

25-2048-(Talkos-25)

 

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Closing Event at PHIL SPACE

Last Chance To See Exhibit
Closing Event at PHIL SPACE  On Tuesday, June 28 at 6 PM – 8 PM
I will be present to answer questions, wander around, make a few drawings and even read to you.
Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you!  monument sm

 

The Absurd just passing away

 

Every pursuit is vanity unless it offers a portal. And what will the portal reveal  –

dark angels, uselessness, absurdity, synapse, madness, apocalypse, the light, emptiness, infinity, awe, yaweh, Death, nondeath, spirals, circles, wheels, depth, unknowable mystery, falselessness?

Boredom is good

The state of boredom is actually an impossibility as our minds simply won’t allow it. Our novelty seeking monkey-minds, as such, are always on to the next thing. “I am bored” leads to an action, often, complaining. It seems that some people really gather some odd form of pleasure or justification in complaining., at any rate that would be one possible manifestation resulting from boredom.

Obviously boredom promotes action.

Here is a thought-Between the bored beginning and the action impulse we are free