Charlotte Frost
Since 2002
Works in United States of America


Mute at its Meatiest


In 2009 the editorial team at Mute (in association with Autonomedia) published a collection of past magazine content under the title Proud to be Flesh: A Mute Magazine Anthology of Cultural Politics after the Net. It was an exercise in content curation, but not, as they point out, an attempt to assemble a greatest hits album. Rather, it reorganises a body of Mute’s diverse output around a selection of themes that are perhaps more apparent (up to) fifteen years later.

In many respects - through the early newspapers, magazines, websites and recent print-on-demand journals - Mute has long engaged in providing content navigation systems for internet-inspired knowledge and the darker side thereof. And they have been doing so in an era defined by its obsession with charting and re-charting the information landscape. What Proud to be Flesh does, therefore, is offer up yet another entry portal to Mute’s rich and important net-knowledge while, in its very book-i-ness, commenting on the current upheaval in text interface products.


"Decode" at the V&A: Digital Reflections and Refractions


A large installation in the Grand Entrance of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum clatters away, registering its presence in this historic hallway. Jointly commissioned (by the V & A and SAP), bit.code (2009), by Julius Popp, consists of a large panel of black and white blocks which appear to represent a curious, indecipherable code as they rotate around their frame. Periodically its units align, clearly depicting popular terms streamed live from news site feeds. In this physical form and location, this is real-time made somehow more timely. Looming over visitors, a literal staging of data being decoded, the work asserts itself as an apt entry portal to "Decode", the V & A's inaugural exhibition of contemporary digital and interactive design.



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DISCUSSION

Re: Chalking Outside Rhizome...


I feel it is important to point out that Charlotte will also be in New York
from 20th -27th, she will be the one too busy eating Krispy Kremes to notice
any chalking........

Charlotte

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-list@rhizome.org [mailto:owner-list@rhizome.org]On Behalf Of
marc.garrett
Sent: 17 April 2003 20:10
To: Dyske Suematsu; list@rhizome.org
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Chalking Outside Rhizome...

Yes, of course...

May be I should bring a (special street) portable food trolly with as well,
and various coffee nuts...

Will do Dyske...

Do you reside in NY?

marc

> > No probz - for those who are unhappy about the date of 25th regarding
> > chalking and would rather sit down for a chat over a coffee and cream
bun
> > instead - I should mention that we are in NY from the 20th - 27th
> > of April.
> >
> > We are keen in making constructive contacts to 'fill' the chasm between
> > creative types...
>
> Marc,
>
> Keep me posted. I'm not a big fan of doing anything physical, but I like
> coffee and cream bun and such.
>
> Dyske
>
>
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Re: further question on the "rublinda" correspondence


perfect :-)

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Sent: 10 April 2003 21:39
To: list@rhizome.org
Subject: RE: RHIZOME_RAW: further question on the "rublinda"
correspondence

>
>
>
>Full Fathom Five
>

very nice, thanks.

I'll contribute this:

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/pollock/fathom-five/pollock.fathom-five
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DISCUSSION

Re: further question on the "rublinda" correspondence


> was tortured and killed by a third party?
>'Full fathom five thy father lies
>Of his bones are coral made
>These are pearls that were his eyes.
>Nothing of him that does fade,
>but does suffer a sea change
>Into something rich and strange.
>Sea nymphs hourly ring his knell,
>Hark, now I hear them, ding, dong, bell.'

>Cheers,
>Ivan

Full Fathom Five

Old man, you surface seldom.
Then you come in with the tide's
coming
When seas wash cold, foam-

Capped: white hair, white beard,
far-flung,
A dragnet, rising, falling, as waves
Crest and trough. Miles long

Extend the radial sheaves
Of your spread hair, in which
wrinkling skeins
Knotted, caught, survives

The old myth of orgins
Unimaginable. You float near
As kneeled ice-mountains

Of the north, to be steered clear
Of, not fathomed. All obscurity
Starts with a danger:

Your dangers are many. I
Cannot look much but your form
suffers
Some strange injury

And seems to die: so vapors
Ravel to clearness on the dawn sea.
The muddy rumors

Of your burial move me
To half-believe: your reappearance
Proves rumors shallow,

For the archaic trenched lines
Of your grained face shed time in
runnels:
Ages beat like rains

On the unbeaten channels
Of the ocean. Such sage humor
and
Durance are whirlpools

To make away with the ground-
Work of the earth and the sky's
ridgepole.
Waist down, you may wind

One labyrinthine tangle
To root deep among knuckles, shin-
bones,
Skulls. Inscrutable,

Below shoulders not once
Seen by any man who kept his head,
You defy questions;

You defy godhood.
I walk dry on your kingdom's border
Exiled to no good.

Your shelled bed I remember.
Father, this thick air is murderous.
I would breathe water.

Sylvia Plath
http://www.angelfire.com/tn/plath/ff5.html

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DISCUSSION

Re: Through the keyhole


So what you are effectively saying is that I can ditch my existing PhD
studies and create an innovative body of work surrounding

*The Decor Detailing of The Despot*.

If I can just create a hypothesis along the lines of:
The Extent of the Evil Deeds of the Tyrant is Equal to the Goldenness of the
Bathroom Taps

I will make a GMTV presenter yet!!!
I just have to learn to say 'good to see you' to people I have never met and
create a meaningless link between war reporting and leg waxing....

-----Original Message-----
From: Ivan Pope [mailto:ivan@ivanpope.com]
Sent: 07 April 2003 04:44
To: Charlotte Frost
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Through the keyhole

I think gold taps are a media symbol for hubris. I seem to remember DeLorean
had gold taps bought by the taxpayer? Probably Maxwell as well, bought by
pensioners. Yes, the Gold Tap in media reporting history, some mileage in
that, surely ...
Cheers,
Ivan

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ivan@ivanpope.com
www.ivanpope.com
www.tochki-inc.com

"Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death"
Hunter S. Thompson
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charlotte Frost" <charlotte.frost@talk21.com>
To: "Rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 1:07 PM
Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: Through the keyhole

> I am still wondering why GMTV (UK morning TV show) thought it so
important
> to show us the marquetry/parquetry and gold taps of one of Saddams palaces
> this morning.
>
> I am attempting a reworking of some past ideas on Walter Benjamin at the
> moment, aesthetics of fascism etc etc and can't help wondering if that was
> somehow their point.
>
> Beware the gold taps of a tyrant.....???
>
> Wonder what taps George W Bush has................???
>
>
>
> Charlotte
>
> Fighting for peace
> is like f*cking for virginity!
>
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DISCUSSION

Through the keyhole


I am still wondering why GMTV (UK morning TV show) thought it so important
to show us the marquetry/parquetry and gold taps of one of Saddams palaces
this morning.

I am attempting a reworking of some past ideas on Walter Benjamin at the
moment, aesthetics of fascism etc etc and can't help wondering if that was
somehow their point.

Beware the gold taps of a tyrant.....???

Wonder what taps George W Bush has................???

Charlotte

Fighting for peace
is like f*cking for virginity!