Archive for January 2011

The geo-logical supersedes the ana-logical.   Leave a comment

Seventeen years after I started my first year studies at Glasgow University (geology, psychology, chemistry) I’ve found Schelling!

I’m so happy! On Friday I was explaining why I gradually become a storyteller after completing a geology PhD (Geophysiology/Gaia theory). Daniel Whistler’s early draft of Language After Philosophy of Nature: Schelling’s Geology of Divine Names confirms the underlying logic of this trajectory.

“Das Eine weise Wesen will nicht das alleinige genannt seyn, den Namen Zeus will es!

The One wise nature does not wish to be called that exclusively; it wishes the name ‘Zeus’. ”

Schelling, surely a friend in reading Finnegans Wake.

Posted January 30, 2011 by R.H.H. Nisbet in Literary Theory, process-relational

New Kastle FX 84 Skis   Leave a comment

I’m gonna buy these sexy skis next weekend. Woo hoo!

FX 84.

Have you done any touring with them already? Please let me know how they ride!

Posted January 30, 2011 by R.H.H. Nisbet in Skiing

The End of Safari   Leave a comment

I found the info for the post below about Dante through Yvon Bonenfant’s website.

His delicious extended voice fantasy was part of Micah Silver’s sound installation at MAss MoCA’s Elegies exhibition 2010. Listen here.

Posted January 30, 2011 by R.H.H. Nisbet in sound art

Dante Sculpted   1 comment

Check this out:

Robert Taplin’s Everything Imagined is Real (After Dante) “consists of nine sculptures, each referencing scenes from Dante’s Inferno as modern allegories of political strife. Taplin’s story begins as Dante’s does with the uncertain sense of whether or not we are in a dream or reality. Thus My Soul Which Was Still In Flight (The Dark Wood) depicts Dante, as a modern-day everyman, rising from bed to start his journey. As Talpin’s story unfolds, things become more complicated. The third canto of Dante’s Inferno brings Dante and Virgil to the River Acheron in order to cross into the First Circle of Hell.

Above: Across the Dark Waters (The River Acheron), 2007, wood, resin, plaster and lights, 84 by 94 by 50 inches; at Winston Wächter.

In Across The Dark Waters (The River Acheron), Taplin takes this iconic scene and turns it into a metaphor for the refuge crisis, representing people trying to cross waters, unknowing, just like Dante, of what awaits them upon their arrival. Taplin’s cycle ends with Dante mourning the fall of civilization — in We Went In Without a Fight (Through The Gates of Dis), Dante stands witness to a city destroyed, mourning both life on earth and what may await down below.”

Also see Art in America‘s Robert Taplin review

Sandhyas! Sandhyas! Sandhyas!   Leave a comment

(4.1.593.1-1.1.3.3)

Ricorso – Dawn of the new era – The celbration of Kevin – HCE’s indiscretion published, scene of crime revisited – Mutt and Juva, the dispute between St Patrick and the Archdruid – ALP’s letter – Anna Livia’s soliloquy.

I spent the day warming up for this reading: straight through part IV of Finnegans Wake, and back round to the start.

The program was breakfast; a gym session; a trip to the market; yoga, and then some time with Deleuze and Guattari’s What is Philosophy? I read the conclusion, “from Chaos to the brain” and afterwards “The Plane of Immanence” chapter.

This got me in the right place. A cup of coffee after sun set, and I began to read.

It’s the first time I’ve had visual imagery (like a flickering mental film) whilst reading FW, tracing “The miracles, death and life” (605.3).  “Loonley in me loneness” (627.34).

Prospector projector and boomooster giant builder of all causeways woesoever,   Leave a comment

(3.4.576.18-3.4.590.30)

Posted January 29, 2011 by R.H.H. Nisbet in Finnegans Wake Audio Recording

Jeminy, what is the view which now takes up a second position of discordance, tell it please? Mark!   Leave a comment

(3.4.564.1-3.4.576.17)

Fun to read.

Posted January 28, 2011 by R.H.H. Nisbet in Finnegans Wake Audio Recording