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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Zoe Paul

Artist Zoe Paul

☮: Tell us your story of your life in 140ch

: I was born from South African political refugees who moved to Kythera in the 1970s; they were told "you have a beautiful house but there is no life in it"; when I was born they called me Ζωή

☮: What's your thoughts about everyday life in Greece?

:...let's see what the future holds...Greece can be a scary place. I have started making an aromatic garden these days so I'm spending quite a bit of time researching Mediterranean plants, for which the climate is very conducive.

☮: Whats your relationship with authority in general? 

:You know, I cannot understand whether sometimes I'm a bit of a dick with authority or it is the other way around.  

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Michelangelo Corsaro


Writer and curator Michelangelo Corsaro

Tell me the story of your life?
My mum never found out how unruly I was in school and my teachers always thought I was studying a lot.

What makes a curator nowdays?
I guess moving things around helps a lot.

What do you want to do in one year from now?
I'd like to establish a secret society.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Quinn Latimer


Writer and poet Quinn Latimer

: Tell me the story of your life in 140 characters
: She read Little Women read Ai Gaitskill Paley ED Lessing she read the Woolf read Carson Sontag Arendt Ferrante Bachmann she wrote she wrote

: What makes a poet nowdays?
:: Language, denial, strange syntax. Concision—while paradoxically wanting “every kind of life,” per Sontag: “What I really wanted was every kind of life, and the writer’s life seemed the most inclusive.”

: Do you read a poem in the same way that you may "read" a painting?
:: No.

: What's your favourite title of a poem or artwork?
:: Poem: “Amorgos,” by Nikos Gatsos (at the moment). Artwork? I love the titles of Michel Auder’s moving-image works—Heads in Love (1970/2009) sounds like a certain kind of British paperback novel; I Am So Jealous of Birds (2001) always cracks me up. But I also like “Untitled” in almost every language.

Monday, February 16, 2015

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Peter Burleigh

Linguist Peter Burleigh

☮ What do you do exactly?

⧯: I am a dad, a linguist, a lover (she said) and becoming Deleuzian. IRL I grade papers and drive my girlfriend around.

☮ Have you ever thought to invent a new English word? if yes how that would be?

⧯: I had. Yesterday. But forgot what. The beauty of communication is in between words; words are rough designators around which the slight ephemera of meaning gather. So if that word was invented it’d be a blunt sketch of the linguistically uncovered notion—it’s just as well I forgot.

☮ :Does it influence you emotionally the language you are speaking? and if yes can you tell me an example?


⧯: Ashamed to say I only speak English properly. I get very irritated when tones of language, an essential and very private and precious tool, are used manipulatively in the grotesque neo-liberal “let-us-work-for-you” farce. Companies assuming the voice of a friend, from the non-capitalized smoothie to British Airways “To Fly – To Serve” logo drive me mad. I AM NOT YOUR MATE.