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por JQ, em 22.07.15

"[...] Imagine you’re in a rowing boat on a lake.

It’s summer, early morning. That time when the sun hasn’t quite broken free of the landscape and long, projected shadows tigerstripe the light. The rays are warm on your skin as you drift through them, but in the shadows the air is still cold, greyness holding onto undersides and edges wherever it can.

 

A low clinging breeze comes and goes, racing ripples across the water and gently rocking you and your boat as you float in yin-yang slices of morning. Birds are singing. It’s a sharp, clear sound, clean without the humming backing track of a day well underway. There’s the occasional sound of wind in leaves and the occasional slap-splash of a larger wavelet breaking on the side of your boat, but nothing else.

 

You reach over the side and feel the shock of the water, the steady bob of the lake’s movement playing up and down your knuckles in a rhythm of cold. You pull your arm back; you enjoy the after-ache in your fingers. Holding out your hand, you close your eyes and feel the tiny physics of gravity and resistance as the liquid finds routes across your skin, builds itself into droplets of the required weight, then falls, each drop ending with an audible tap.

 

Now, right on that tap – stop. Stop imagining. Here’s the real game. Here’s what’s obvious and wonderful and terrible all at the same time: the lake in my head, the lake I was imagining, has just become the lake in your head. It doesn’t matter if you never know me, or never know anything about me. I could be dead, I could have been dead a hundred years before you were even born and still – think about this carefully, think past the obvious sense of it to the huge and amazing miracle hiding inside – the lake in my head has become the lake in your head.

 

Behind or inside or through the two hundred and eighteen words that made up my description, behind or inside or through those nine hundred and sixty-nine letters, there is some kind of flow. A purely conceptual stream with no mass or weight or matter and no ties to gravity or time, a stream that can only be seen if you choose to look at it from the precise angle we are looking from now, but there, nevertheless, a stream flowing directly from my imaginary lake into yours.

 

Next, try to visualise all the streams of human interaction, of communication. All those linking streams flowing in and between people, through text, pictures, spoken words and TV commentaries, streams through shared memories, casual relations, witnessed events, touching pasts and futures, cause and effect. Try to see this immense latticework of lakes and flowing streams, see the size and awesome complexity of it. This huge rich environment. This waterway paradise of all information and identities and societies and selves.

 

Now, go back to your lake, back to your gently bobbing boat. But this time, know the lake; know the place for what it is and when you’re ready, take a look over the boat’s side. The water is clear and deep. Broken sunlight cuts blue wedges down, down into the clean cold depths. Sit quietly, wait and watch. Don’t move. Be very, very still. They say life is tenacious. They say given half a chance, or less, life will grow and exist and evolve anywhere, even in the most inhospitable and unlikely of places. Life will always find a way, they say. Be very quiet. Keep looking into the water. Keep looking and keep watching. [...]"

 

Steven Hall, 2007

Autoria e outros dados (tags, etc)



Alguns riscos


Indícios?, por demais

um tremendo cansaço

de coisas feias, e daí

sons, diversos traços

caracteres alguns

de um rasto só


Algum tempo:


2017 Janeiro 2016 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho Maio Abril Março Fevereiro Janeiro ; 2015 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho Maio Abril Março Fevereiro Janeiro ; 2014 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho Maio Abril Março Fevereiro Janeiro; 2013 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho Maio Abril Março Fevereiro Janeiro; 2012 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho


Junho 2006/Junho 2012

(arquivos não acessíveis

via Google Chrome)


Algumas pessoas:


T ; José Carvalho da Costa, Francisco Q ; Alcino V, Vitor P ; José Carlos T, Fernando C, Eduardo F ; Paulo V, "Suf", Zé Manel, Miguel D, S, Isabel, Nancy ; Zé T, Marcelo, Faria, Eliana ; Isabel ; Ana C ; Paula, Carlos, Luís, Pedro, Sofia, Pli ; Miguel B ; professores Manuel João, Rogério, Fátima Marinho, Carlos Reis, Isabel Almeida, Paula Morão, Ivo Castro, Rita Veloso, Diana Almeida


Outros que, no exacto antípoda dos anteriores, despertam o pior de mim:


Demasiados. Não cabem aqui. É tudo gente discursivamente feia. Acendendo a TV ou ouvindo quem fora dela reproduz agendas mediáticas, entre o vómito e o tédio a lista tornar-se-ia insuportavelmente longa.


Uma chave, mais um chavão? A cultura popular do início deste séc. XXI fede !


joseqcarvalho@sapo.pt


Alguns nomes:


José Afonso ; 13th Floor Elevators, The Monks, The Sonics, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Stooges, Velvet Underground, Love / Arthur Lee, Pink Floyd (1967-1972), Can, Soft Machine, King Crimson, Roxy Music; Nick Drake, Lou Reed, John Cale, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa ; Lincoln Chase, Curtis Mayfield, Sly & The Family Stone ; The Clash, Joy Division, The Fall, Echo & The Bunnymen ; Ramones, Pere Ubu, Talking Heads, The Gun Club, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Radiohead, Tindersticks, Divine Comedy, Cornelius, Portishead, Beirut, Yo La Tengo, The Magnetic Fields, Smog / Bill Callahan, Lambchop, Califone, My Brightest Diamond, Tuneyards ; Arthur Russell, David Sylvian, Brian Eno, Scott Walker, Tom Zé, Nick Cave ; The Lounge Lizards / John Lurie, Blurt / Ted Milton, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Jimmy Smith ; Linton Kwesi Johnson, Lee "Scratch" Perry ; Jacques Brel, Tom Waits, Amália Rodrigues ; Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, Greg Haines, Hauschka ; Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Eric Satie, Igor Stravinsky, György Ligeti ; Boris Berezovsky, Gina Bachauer, Ivo Pogorelich, Jascha Heifetz, David Oistrakh, Daniil Trifonov


Outros nomes:


Agustina Bessa Luís, Anna Akhmatova, António Franco Alexandre, Armando Silva Carvalho, Bob Dylan, Boris Vian, Carl Sagan, Cole Porter, Daniil Kharms, Evgeni Evtuchenko, Fernando Pessoa, George Steiner, Gonçalo M. Tavares, Guy Debord, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Harold Bloom, Heiner Müller, João MIguel Fernandes Jorge, John Mateer, John McDowell, Jorge de Sena, José Afonso, Jürgen Habermas, Kevin Davies, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Lêdo Ivo, Leonard Cohen, Luís de Camões, Luís Quintais, Marcel Proust, Marina Tzvietaieva, Mário Cesariny, Noam Chomsky, Ossip Mandelstam, Ray Brassier, Raymond Williams, Roland Barthes, Sá de Miranda, Safo, Sergei Yessinin, Shakespeare, Sofia M. B. Andresen, Ted Benton, Vitorino Nemésio, Vladimir Maiakovski, Wallace Stevens, Walter Benjamin, W.H. Auden, Wislawa Szymborska, Zbigniew Herbert, Zygmunt Bauman


Algum som & imagem:


Avec élégance

Crazy clown time

Danse infernale

Dark waters

Der himmel über berlin

Forever dolphin love

For Nam June Paik

Gridlocks

Happy ending

Lilac Wine

L'heure exquise

LoopLoop

Materials

Megalomania

Metachaos

Nascent

Orphée

Sailing days

Soliloquy about...

Solipsist

Sorry, I'm late

Submerged

Surface

Their Lullaby

The raw shark texts

Urban abstract

Unter