manik vauda marija manik nikola pilipovic
Since 2002
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Belgrade artists Marija Vauda and Nikola Pilipovic have been
collaborating as MANIK since 1999.Their work reflects the
march of history, sometimes literally outside their studio, and a
dialogue with the international artistic community through
organisations and events such as Rhizome and Free Manifesta. Tiija is
their first weblog piece, their previous work has been in mediums as
diverse as video, performance, happenings, email, painting and
installation.

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DISCUSSION

Re: PLUMBER


The uninhabitable zone is a socially unacceptable but densely populated spa=
ce. Due to these qualifications it is essential in order to define, descri=
be and expand the area of the Subject. The process is reversible because no=
matter how excluded the interfering infrastructure of the Subject is from=
the contract, it is accepted as a derivative so the periphery and the reje=
cted, the excluded (Verwrenfung) become one surface on the Body of society.=
To live in Verwerfung is to live in a de-territorialized discontinuity, s=
chizophrenically and machine like, advocating plurality as an act of creati=
vity and thus a language of critique. We can not avoid hegemony/ the mainst=
ream, we can only submit to it speeding up the end, accepting and going int=
o transformations as synthetic requirements of the madness of illogical pra=
ctice. In the gray, ghettoized, utopian non-democratic zones language buzze=
s and is wedged. The image/personality/subject/identity is autistic, reject=
ed, isolated, unnecessary and thus it is unavoidably satisfied, optimistic =
because it steals language (the language of skills, the language of foreign=
ers, the language of psychology, the language of a nation, the language of =
economy, the language of new technologies, forgotten languages, the languag=
es of all possible alienation) it intensifies its satisfaction and in a Rie=
mann's surface departs and extinguishes itself like exhaustion and a decis=
ion a machine would make.
----- Original Message -----
From: Nmherman@aol.com
To: manik@ptt.yu ; nikola@tosic.com ; list@rhizome.org ; curt@lab404.com=

Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 1:00 AM
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: PLUMBER

In a message dated 7/31/2002 8:35:05 PM Central Daylight Time, manik@ptt.=
yu writes:

YOU,nasty,filthy,young boy!Take me!

OK.

DISCUSSION

Re: PLUMBER


Mr.Arkhady my message's in air.Kiss your direst.
OW.
----- Original Message -----
From: Nmherman@aol.com
To: manik@ptt.yu ; nikola@tosic.com ; list@rhizome.org ; curt@lab404.com=

Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 5:13 AM
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: PLUMBER

In a message dated 7/30/2002 9:55:45 PM Central Daylight Time, manik@ptt.=
yu writes:

What's yours?

General Arkhady Ouromov.

DISCUSSION

Re: PLUMBER


Mr Tosic in his text made visible the essential issue concerning the sense =
and purpose of Internet as means of communication as well as the most impo=
rtant area: relations between ETHICS, AESTHETICS and ART. It is defeating t=
hat from the whole text You only recognized my occupation- PLUMBER(not a di=
sh washer). So, if You suffer from logorhea, diarrhea or constipation, then=
it is the matter of Your physiology. Meanwhile, use the toilet and finish =
Your problems there.
MANIK
Marija Vauda & Nikola Pilipovic
Belgrade
Serbia
MANIK@PTT.yu
DEAD END = RISING HOPE

Being critical is one of the most important human capabilities. From bein=
g
able to just say "this is shit" to 1000 page research reports criticism i=
s
the only key to any change in any kind of activity. Why is criticism so=

unwelcome then? Why are we living in the era of super ultra conformism
where everybody from age 16 has million tons of pressure to stay as he
should be and not "make any waves". How come it all ended up in this ABC=

life system in which if you miss A you are fucked? And that every five
minutes one has to kiss ass? Is new culture about kissing ass and is
Internet an anti-ass-kissing weapon ( thanks to anonymous emails? ). Who=

are the biggest critics of our times? Artists? Does art teach people not =
to
kiss ass? I don't think so? What do! Does art teach anything at all?

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Re: PLUMBER


YOU,nasty,filthy,young boy!Take me!Dont use Mr. Tosic as a anapologize for=
your own creative impotenceAnd,dont cut my messages.
s----- Original Message -----
From: Nmherman@aol.com
To: manik@ptt.yu ; nikola@tosic.com ; list@rhizome.org ; curt@lab404.com=

Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 1:35 AM
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: PLUMBER

In a message dated 7/31/2002 5:05:19 PM Central Daylight Time, manik@ptt.=
yu writes:

Mr Tosic in his text made visible the essential issue concerning the se=
nse and purpose of Internet as means of communication as well as the most =
important area: relations between ETHICS, AESTHETICS and ART.

Yeah but I thought you were trying to diss him, and I didn't know who you=
were.

So go give your own self a swirly you bourgeois diarrhea explosion, and l=
et Tosic finish, or else, your service.

Max Herman
genius2000.net

++

DISCUSSION

Re: chinese musak always sets me free


Go&get some pusy !
PLUMBER
----- Original Message -----
From: Curt Cloninger
To: Nmherman@aol.com ; list@rhizome.org
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 1:30 AM
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: chinese musak always sets me free

I have gone thru little monk-phases, for example, I refused to go see T=
erminator 2 or listen to Nirvana in 93. I also had no tv and did not watch =
Beavis and Butthead. (since then, I've seen them all).

I haven't gotten TV into the house in like 10 years. Also, I've never wor=
n Izod clothing. That was my big stand in middle school.

I had to re-learn classical music

I had to unlearn it from Road Runner cartoons. Brian Eno claims to hate a=
ll "classical" music.

"Annandale" is on a mix tape I have.

That is at the bottom of their repertoire. You can get all Steely Dan CDs=
(except the new one) in a box set for like $45. It's one of the major cult=
ural advantages of our dumb century.