quarta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2020
(...) entrada numa pista de aceleração, onde não se sabe quando se vai perder o controlo da velocidade.
Acordes de Quintas
Psicadelia profundamente evocativa (...) animada por noise por uma crua acidez (...) até o corpo não aguentar mais.
artigo na Loud! (primeira Loud! online e free, meus queridos-coronas!)
domingo, 18 de outubro de 2020
The Care of Birds / O Cuidado dos Pássaros - Obra vencedora do concurso "500 paus!" (2013) --- recommended by DJ Cat!
Um dos Melhores Livros de 2016 no Expresso (apesar de ter saído em 2015... mucho weird!)
Nomeado para Melhor Publicação Nacional, Melhor Desenho e Melhor Argumento pela Central Comics 2016
Spanish edition El Cuidado de los Pájaros by Reservoir Books (Penguin / Random House Spain)
French edition by Rackham in 2020
Best of 2019 by La Cárcel de Papel
"peeping tom" aqui / here
Despite its 100-plus pages, The Care of Birds is a tale mostly made of silences and doubts, both of the protagonist and the reader. Peter Hickey is an older man, an accomplished birdwatcher, birdsong imitator and bird draughtsman. But he is assaulted by strange feelings of seemingly innocent friendship toward children, which might be interpreted by many as pedophilia. A profound Catholic, Hickey is at the same time well aware of an uncrossable line but also haunted by sinning, that may or may not have taken place. All the questions that arise from the little plot there exists, if answered, are ambiguous. Difficult, profound, agonising, slow-paced but not tranquil, bereft of adornment and effects, The Care of Birds is a tour de force between Dostoevskyan drama and Kafkesque inaction, making it not only a great book within the Portuguese context but internationally as well.
Pedro Moura in Paul Gravett site
I just red The Care of Birds, liked the how the narration goes and the angle, remind me a bit of Hornschmeier work
Franky (Les Requins Marteaux)
Se quisermos reduzir Sousa Lobo ao Santo Graal da assinatura do artista, podemos falar num programa que é recorrente no seu trabalho e que envolve estruturas de autoridade, doença mental e perversão. (...) Com um pezinho dentro e outro fora, entrar na galeria de arte ou na igreja com uma BD debaixo do braço continua a ser mais que uma provocação. É um acto de rebelião.
Hugo Almeida in Mundo Fantasma
sexta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2020
quinta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2020
Em Outubro de 2015 saiu a primeira obra vencedora (do primeiro concurso, de 2013) ou seja, The Care of Birds / O Cuidado dos Pássaros de Francisco Sousa Lobo - que entretanto teve uma edição em Espanha e em breve uma em França. Em Outubro de 2016 saiu o romance gráfico Acedia de André Coelho, em Outubro de 2018 a antologia Nódoa Negra, em Novembro 2019 a antologia All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace e está previsto neste mês sair Bottoms Up do vencedor do ano passado Rodolfo Mariano.
No caso das antologias, todos os autores devem ser sócios!
O prémio é monetário?
O Júri reserva-se o direito de não atribuir o prémio caso não encontre qualidade nos trabalhos propostos.
quarta-feira, 14 de outubro de 2020
Frankenstein, or the 8 Bit Prometheus : micro-literature, hyper-mashup, Sonic Belligeranza records 17th anniversary LAST COPIES
1818: first edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
2018: many horrific applications of technology (social network for example with their push to have people volunteering their time and creativity for their IT business purpose, they are represented in the book by @maryshelley.fr, not to mention the applications of technology like breakcore and the other musical sub-style, or the society of spectacle created monster Bally Corgan).
Released on 6th April 2018 @ Rauchhaus, Berlin ... mention at Bandcamp article about Extratone genre ... Portuguese release @ Tasca Mastai, Lisbon 12th July, 20h; and DJ set party @ Lounge, 23h ... Low-resolution séance @ Galeria Municipal do Porto, 13th July under the influence of the exhibition O Ontem morreu hoje, o hoje morre amanhã ... presentations @ Lauter Lärm (Wien) om 2sd August & Echo Buecher (Berlin) on 26th September 2018 ... registered in Neural magazine archive (wow!) ... presentation @ Buchandhung Stuwerviertel (Vienna), 18th January 2019 ... presentation @ Rosa Parks (Chiuppano), 6th April 2019 ... article at Zweikommasieben
ATTENTION The file "A forward to further experiments from MIDIevil Bologna" is corrupted. Remember to read page 16 between 20 and 21 to recover the original text meaning
Russo in A Batalha
The relevance of this book is not just the content, but also the way it is reflexively reworked with a plagiarist and demystifying attitude. (...) A second layer in the book’s composition is the core literary metaphor that supports the patchwork put together by the author (i.e. the creative elaboration of the novel Frankenstein) (...), the idea of a new living entity made up by parts coming from other dead bodies is a perfect metaphor to give expression to the culture of plagiarism and plunderphonics. To do this, Balli’s writing exercise consists of re-writing Shelley’s original text infusing in it musical references coming from those same music electronic genres performed by Balli as a musician (including styles like 8-bit music, gabber and grindcore), with the further addition of other interventions. In these excerpts we read about Mary Shelley (called Squirting Mary) and Lord Byron(anism) engaged in an MCing contest where all participants “should attempt to create the most horrific sonic monster of music history” (...) After much effort, the monster finally comes to life in the shape of a mash-up generated in Shelley’s “bedroom studio” with a Gameboy, where the modified machine starts producing “most scary sounds: remixes of neo-melodic Neapolitan singers in a porno-grindcore style!” (...). As the readers can tell from these examples, demystification is a relevant ingredient of the book, as the author does not attempt to sacralise the art of plagiarism, instead insisting on a relentless endeavour to reframe plagiarism in a sarcastic way, explicitly linked with the situationist tradition. This demystification is particularly evident in the third type of content in the book, represented by a set of Dadaist passages where, for example, famous bands’ names are distorted in irreverent ways with mash-up techniques; some also accompanied by humorous visuals, including a photo of (...) "Lionel Nietzsche’s” album “Is it Truth you are looking for?”. Probably the most situationist section of the book is where the author recalls the history of his alter ego, Bally Corgan—inspired by Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins (who the author physically resembles)—an alter ego actually used by DJ Balli along the years in both his recordings and live acts. Above all, this last example helps to understand the actual continuity between the situationist spirit of the book and Balli’s whole artistic career.
Unfortunately available to an Italian-speaking readership only, the book succeeds in offering an original, meta-discursive and demystifying contribution on plunderphonic culture, not just for the content it offers, but also for its ability to intertwine multiple discursive layers, producing an experiment that is finally able—like Frankenstein’s efforts—to give birth to a weird and bizarre textual monster.
Dance Cult about the Italian (and different) version of this book - academics are always late...
I've enjoyed Balli's Frankenstein book so far - that guy is a total lunatic, which I appreciate.
Heikki Rönkkö (by email)