Ivan Pope
Since the beginning
Works in Brighton United States of America

In the place where analogue and digital overlap, that's why you will find me in the kitchen at parties.
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This Is Juche

Dear Rhizomers,
I am an artist who has worked previously in performance/installation and
continues to work with digital and non-digital media.

I have formed an experimental performance group called 'This Is Juche'.
Juche is the North Korean cult of self reliance.

This Is Juche exists to convert existing formal texts into performance
pieces. At the moment I am the founder and only member. While I have a
number of texts and ideas for others, I am not strictly a musician or

I am looking to recruit collaborators who would like to work with me on this
project. I am keen that This Is Juche should perform live regularly, though
we may well work and 'rehearse' virtually. I am based in Brighton on the
south coast of the UK. Some geographical coherence may (or may not, your
call) be useful.

You will understand from this that this is an experimental group, but I am
keen that it is focused and disciplined.

There is a minimalist web site at http://thisisjuche.com and my own site at

I'm not really sure where else to post this request. Any forwardings or
suggestions gratefully accepted.

And more to the point - anyone interested in joining This Is Juche and
furthering their career in experimental stuff, email me on

Thanks for listening, sonologists.




'Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.'


Re: Press:Rhizome.org Elects Magdalena Sawon to Board of Directors

June 7, 2002

Rhizome.org Elects Magdalena Sawon to Board of Directors

In addition to Ms. Sawon, Rhizome.org's Board of Directors consists of:


Re: Cupcakes, signal, noise

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Franklyn McElroy Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance] Art[ist]

> Sorry, the agenda is not control of the conversation. It is an identity
> distribution network, outside of traditional channels ... such strategies
> requires a constant flow of information, by necessity, creative writing,
> of consciousness, poems, jokes, become part of the mix. In is similar
to a
> branding strategy, yet different in that a consistent message is not part
> the plan.
> Your career strategy is effective in that you will build a respected
> ... I, on the other hand, exist for the home run, and accept the great
risk that I will die a complete failure (as >defined by society ... money,
power, and fame).
> You and
> your compadres build little fortresses of intellectual thought, thinking
> are finding meaning, when it is just protection for your reputation, your
> career.

Taken at face value, it is nice to see Joseph explain his branding strategy,
even if he has to do it in opposition to everyone else. On the other hand,
perhaps this is more of the same.
What other channels are used for this strategy? If there is a widespread use
of media, if this is going on in places other than Rhizome RAW, then maybe.
I guess my last question would be, is this place a theatre or a lecture


Re: Elves love cupcakes!

> You really are a scared little man aren't you? Are any of your posts about
> anything besides censoring what someone else said?
> I get it! That is your art! You take other peoples work and make it really
> bad
> by taking the creative part out!

I asked for a quick return of RARE, which is essentially a censored list. So
yes, I guess I am asking for censorship.
Anyway, I didn't notice you saying anything, apart from high school style
stream of conciousness, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and shut
up now.


Re: If Bill gates wrote this, he IS a genius ...

Just reminds me how different americans are to europeans. Also, I don't
think that's a world I've ever lived in, and I don't believe you have to
just accept Bill's standard american worldview.

----- Original Message -----
From: Liza Sabater-Napier <liza@potatoland.org>
To: Mark Napier <napier@potatoland.org>
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 2:06 PM
Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: If Bill gates wrote this, he IS a genius ...

> Sometimes these things are apocryphal but this list of rules is so good
> everyone should keep it around ...
> >Bill Gates' Speech to MT. Whitney High School in Visalia California.
> >Worthwhile reading for anyone. Love him or hate him, he sure hits the
> >on the head with this!
> >
> >To anyone with kids of any age, or anyone who has ever been a kid, here's
> >some advice Bill Gates recently dished out at a high school speech about
> >thing they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how
> >feel-good,politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with
> >concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the
> >world.
> >
> >Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it
> >
> >Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will
> >you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
> >
> >Rule 3: You will NOT make $40,000 a year right out of high school. You
> >be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
> >
> >Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
> >
> >Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents
> >different word for burger flipping -- they called it opportunity.
> >
> >Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine
> >your mistakes, learn from them.
> >
> >Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are
> >now.
> >
> >They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and
> >listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain
> >forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try delousing the
> >closet in your own room.
> >
> >Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life
> >not. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give
> >you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear
> >resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
> >
> >Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and
> >very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that
> >your own time.
> >
> >Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have
> >leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
> >
> >Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
> >
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