Martin John Callanan
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Martin John Callanan (1982, United Kingdom) is an artist researching an individual's place within systems.
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Re: RHIZOME_RAW: How deep is Rhizome stuff rascizm?


Wax on, wax off.

On 8/9/07 11:35, "manik" <manik@sbb.co.yu> wrote:

> Hi Pall,
>
> Your question about love is very difficult. I wake up last night and it was
> in my mind. I can't tell anything direct, but I have one story which, at
> least it seems to me, could be appropriate for this issue.
>
> My friend from high school drive with his permanent discontent was unhappy
> until day he find some book about Zen.He even learn English to read more
> books about Zen.But it wasn't enough. He decided to become Zen student in on
> Korean Zen monastery. That time wasn't so easy to stranger to be Zen
> student. There were strong stream against them in monastery. My friend told
> me how happy he was and he was afraid even with possibility to be thrown
> away from this place. He devoted meditate but often he was in position to be
> near Zen students who fight and this violence was potential dangerous for
> drastic penalty against those who make disorder. As witness my friend was in
> difficult position. What to do? To tell who was in fight and harm some
> colegue, or to imperil his own position with avoid to tell anything.
>
> One day he meet his mentor (teacher, or master.I'm not sure how's that on
> English) in garden. Master was alone and my friend told him about his
> problem.
>
> "There're students who fight, and students who meditate. You must make
> choice: which group you belong to."Said teacher.
>
> MANIK
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pall Thayer" <pallthay@gmail.com>
> To: "manik" <manik@sbb.co.yu>
> Cc: <list@rhizome.org>
> Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 3:58 PM
> Subject: Re: Fw: RHIZOME_RAW: How deep is Rhizome stuff rascizm?
>
>
>> How deep is your love?
>> I really need to learn
>> Cause we're living in a world of fools
>> Breaking us down
>> When they all should let us be
>>
>> On 9/7/07, manik <manik@sbb.co.yu> wrote:
>>> What race is the finish line?
>>> MANIK
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Robert Spahr" <rob@robertspahr.com>
>>> To: "Martin John Callanan" <m@greyisgood.eu>
>>> Cc: "manik" <manik@sbb.co.yu>; "rhizome raw" <list@rhizome.org>
>>> Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 8:00 PM
>>> Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: How deep is Rhizome stuff rascizm?
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> It's not who wins the race that counts, but the process of getting
>>>> across the finish line
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, 06 Sep 2007 18:04:36 +0100
>>>> Martin John Callanan <m@greyisgood.eu> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> What race is MANIK?
>>>>> What race is Rhizome?
>>>>>
>>>>> On 6/9/07 15:59, "manik" <manik@sbb.co.yu> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> In last "Rhizome Digest", thread- "Where is The Rhizome", MANIK was
>>>>>> represent with two texts under this title(and few others tight
>>>>>> conected with this thread but under different names). In 'Digest'
>>>>>> MANIK couldn't find his name. This is proof and sad fact that MANIK
>>>>>> was absolutely right considered Rhizome stuff racism.It's not the
>>>>>> first time that this stuff wipe MANIK's name from Digest!
>>>>>> Moreover this racism became institutional(economical) in Rhizome
>>>>>> vs. MANIK case because previously editor Kevin McGarry order text
>>>>>> from MANIK (about Chris Ashley.if you want you could see that essay
>>>>>> in his blog, or in Rhizome database, and by the way Chris use parts
>>>>>> of this essay in his lecture in New Museum-'About bloging',if we
>>>>>> remember correctly). Kevin own 100$ to MANIK for that essay and 40$
>>>>>> for two text in NAN.Instead 140$ Lauren Cornel pay to MANIK 40$ for
>>>>>> two texts published in NAN! And she generous "(for) give"25$ for
>>>>>> this year Rhizome membership to MANIK).So instead 140$ MANIK get
>>>>>> 40$ in check, and 25 as "gift"! Where's 75$ Rhizome own to MANIK?
>>>>>> Is that your stile-steal money from membership?
>>>>>> And after that wipe members name from documents? What should we
>>>>>> aspect next? Wipe MANIK's name from every database in Rhizome? Wipe
>>>>>> even his cloned object? How deep is Rhizome stuff rascizm?
>>>>>> Is that just Rhizome stuff opinion and politics or they having
>>>>>> support from membership? If members of Rhizome decided to throw
>>>>>> MANIK from Raw!?.O.k.!We could accept this kind of 'democracy'. If
>>>>>> not, we demand our name and texts on Digest.
>>>>>> And, of course 75$!
>>>>>> And resignation from Lauren Cornel and Marisa Olsen.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> MANIK
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Monday, September 03, 2007 12:38 AM
>>>>>>
>>>>>> list@rhizome.org <list@rhizome.org>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> RHIZOME_RAW: WHERE IS THE RHIZOME?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> As always MANIK goes far ahead with ideas and observations.
>>>>>> Considered Rhizome front page: its look like many other
>>>>>> Organizations front page. And content's same as everywhere.Which
>>>>>> mean no trace of something creative. Art-in one word. But "first
>>>>>> blood" was Pall's lucid analysis considered Raw. We wonder how came
>>>>>> so many well educated people could observe Raw as separate
>>>>>> phenomenon with its own rules, like something which existed in
>>>>>> world far from any social and ethic /aesthetic
>>>>>> fermentation(?!?)Global situation in World is very different sense
>>>>>> day 'Berlin wall' fall ('89). Other words-this event mark day when
>>>>>> fascism officially win after 44 years! Of course leading role was
>>>>>> USA.Disintegrate of former USSR and bloody war in former Yugoslavia
>>>>>> were only few consequences of this catastrophy.USA felt so strong
>>>>>> to take obvious step against civilization and low norm with bombing
>>>>>> Serbia '99.NATO and filthy propaganda 'about Serbs ethnical
>>>>>> cleaning'(it's just opposite, about 200.000 Serbs was throw out
>>>>>> from Kosovo that time and they still live in Serbia like 'internal
>>>>>> displaced persons')was poor excuse for mainly USA interest in this
>>>>>> area (Kosovo)where America install largest military base on the
>>>>>> world,Bondsteel.
>>>>>> http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/camp-bondsteel.htm
>>>>>> Lowly? But, meanwhile Russia with president Putin find out what's
>>>>>> in The Bush.Surounded with republic from former
>>>>>> USSR(Georgija,Ukraine,Moldavia.etc)where USA influence became very
>>>>>> hard,Rusian decided to make 'bipolar' world. In few words: Amerika
>>>>>> can't make bullshit all over the world anymore. For example-USA
>>>>>> need Kosovo for strategic control over south Euro-Asia, but now
>>>>>> they are faced with serious threat.Russia have huge nuclear
>>>>>> potential, and also they're pissed on American sense they humiliate
>>>>>> them in '99 bombing Kosovo. President Gorbachov was blackmailed
>>>>>> idiot, Jelcin was drunk full, but now with Putin American have big
>>>>>> problem. War in Iraq goes bad for America-to many dead people. In
>>>>>> America slowly but surely grow unpleasant comprehension about
>>>>>> limitations and serious dangerous for they own safety. In few days
>>>>>> we could refresh our memories (9/11) and ask ourselves is there any
>>>>>> positive change in the world sense this date and this happening
>>>>>> (?)We doubt. New constellation in world strategic (count also on
>>>>>> China and India growing economic power) and possible Iran atomic
>>>>>> bomb.That look like bad dream for USA? And it is. In next few month
>>>>>> America must make a mowe.USA administration promise independent to
>>>>>> Shiptars from Kosovo but it won't be easy like
>>>>>> in '99.Why?Because,one tiny example which is main point. We think
>>>>>> (MANIK) to endure possible new NATO bombing more than 79 days as it
>>>>>> was last time. That mean we don't care for our life's anymore.
>>>>>> After 17 years of isolation, sanction, all kind of humiliation we
>>>>>> understand it's better to die than to live like slave of American
>>>>>> anti-human rule. That also mean we have nothing to loose and we
>>>>>> (following) Baudrillard's words could be very dangerous in any
>>>>>> sense of this word. America live in overrate Myth of value of life,
>>>>>> on the other side this "life "mean American life, not other people
>>>>>> life, which mean it's all pure rascism.Baudrillard said
>>>>>> (paraphrase):"Live in desacralised country(USA)mean that their
>>>>>> idea of life have no support in any other area of spiritual sphere.
>>>>>> Idea of sacrifice in Muslim religion show all vulnerable of
>>>>>> American tiny "ideology"." What are you going to doo with your
>>>>>> precious lifes? Intercontinental missile doesn't care for
>>>>>> distance.We believe it's time to live your unconscious and start to
>>>>>> prepare for new big war.Or to change your ideology.That'l be hard?
>>>>>> And that's why you should think about war. Now, when we became
>>>>>> conscience about this unhappy and ugly world, about injustice which
>>>>>> goes far over possibility to call mercy for people who commit them
>>>>>> (no mercy) about what we could talk on Raw. That's The Reason
>>>>>> Rhizome_Raw's empty, pathetic, and full of nonsense calls for
>>>>>> submissions. It could be some tiny chance to talk about dangerous
>>>>>> which came so fast and inexorability. First you must forget art and
>>>>>> ephemeral thing. In time of dangerous Muses are quiet. MANIK
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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>>>>>> Tuesday, September 04, 2007 2:11 PM
>>>>>>
>>>>>> list@rhizome.org <list@rhizome.org>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Fw: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Where is the Rhizome?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi Max,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> (IDEA OF)Tree in [post]structural way of imagination follow
>>>>>> spatial type of visualizing mind(thinking)which could be explained
>>>>>> as 'hyerarhical'.That mean tree couldn't be 'rhizomatic' because in
>>>>>> structure its repeat vertical, or "pyramid "type of
>>>>>> imagination(it's not wrong or right, it's just fact).Vertical
>>>>>> imagination mean, in short,base,or root(people) and administration,
>>>>>> leader(treetop).parallels in social structure is dictatorship and
>>>>>> vertical distribution of power(faschism,comunism or
>>>>>> neoliberal/corporative capitalism("West democracy").
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Other way supposes dispersion from one point (imagined root) and
>>>>>> endless number of germinate. This is rhizomatic way. You couldn't
>>>>>> direct when, how much, on which place and with how strong intensity
>>>>>> grown of some idea is going to erupt as brand new and equal (with
>>>>>> other) worst or better.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> That could be anarchy as last level of democracy ('Society of
>>>>>> 'Anonymous strangers') or 'retro distributions of power'-or,
>>>>>> horizontal distribution of power (prehistory tribe with their
>>>>>> distribution of social income and classification of social
>>>>>> influence).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> That's why we could see image of some swamp plant on (for example)
>>>>>> front page of Rhizome org.We doubt that any of recent Rhizome org.
>>>>>> stuff have knowledge about that. We wish we are wrong.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> MANIK hope that, at least, with his observation could help to
>>>>>> recognize problem of 'rhizomatic' on more complex way.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> MANIK
>>>>>>
>>>>>> PS:We are sure Curt don't mind we answer on your mail.At least all
>>>>>> of us try to understand what's going on here.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: "Max Herman" <maxnmherman@hotmail.com>
>>>>>> To: <list@rhizome.org>
>>>>>> Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 10:40 PM
>>>>>> Subject: Re: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Where is the Rhizome?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Hi Curt,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I noticed in this text by Dreher I didn't think he talked about
>>>>>>>> Guattari. Did he?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> In any case, I looked up Guattari and found out some interesting
>>>>>>>> things.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> First off, his main book was called "1000 Plateaus" where each
>>>>>>>> section was dated to represent a time. This reminded me
>>>>>>>> frightfully of my own composition of "Genius 2000: a New
>>>>>>>> Network." You may find it impossible to believe but I never
>>>>>>>> read 1000 Plateaus and only found out about its format today.
>>>>>>>> Oh well. I also never knew that Pascal said "ineffable union"
>>>>>>>> as the main idea of life either. But that's also not believable
>>>>>>>> to hear me say that.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Anyhow, I noticed that Guattari wanted to counter the "rhizome"
>>>>>>>> composition or form to the "arborescent" i.e. tree-like I would
>>>>>>>> guess.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I've also used the image of the tree in my ideas for a while,
>>>>>>>> such as "Political Aesthetics." I think the tree aspect of
>>>>>>>> aesthetics is pretty good and important however so I'm curious
>>>>>>>> why Guattari didn't like it.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Moreover, Guattari's final Plateau is the "noosphere," which is
>>>>>>>> Teilhard de Chardin, who P.B. Medawar is very against, and I
>>>>>>>> cited Medawar in Political Aesthetics also.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Maybe it's relevant that computers use a tree structure more so
>>>>>>>> than a rhizome structure? Or, sometimes they do? Maybe history
>>>>>>>> goes back and forth, favoring a tree sometimes or a rhizome at
>>>>>>>> other times but neither one is evil per se.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> From: curt cloninger <curt@lab404.com>
>>>>>>>>>> Reply-To: curt cloninger <curt@lab404.com>
>>>>>>>>>> To: list@rhizome.org
>>>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Where is the Rhizome?
>>>>>>>>>> Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 23:41:31 -0400
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I think one way to make a listserv dangerous is by using it to
>>>>>>>>>> make actual art rather than as a para-art promotional
>>>>>>>>>> platform. This is why posts by NN, kandinsky42, mez, Dirk
>>>>>>>>>> Vekemans, Max Herman, manik, and others have been poet[h]ically
>>>>>>>>>> appealing to me. They presume that something is happening on
>>>>>>>>>> the list itself right now, rather than using the list to
>>>>>>>>>> dialogue about something happening somewhere else.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Here is a perspicacious essay on conceptual software art by
>>>>>>>>>> Thomas Dreher, translated from German:
>>>>>>>>>> http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de/links/NAKSe.html
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Here are the accompanying illustrations in pdf form:
>>>>>>>>>> http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de/links/NAKSe.pdf (11 Mb)
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> There amongst examples by Cage, George Brecht, Lewitt, and
>>>>>>>>>> Debord is a piece I posted to RAW in 2005. Dreher's online
>>>>>>>>>> essay links to my actual rhizome post, which now takes you to a
>>>>>>>>>> page saying that the post is archived and you can no longer
>>>>>>>>>> view it unless you pay to become a member.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> http://lyricwiki.org/The_White_Stripes:Little_Cream_Soda ,
>>>>>>>>>> Curt
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> +++++++
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> pall wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> That's a great analogy. I definitely think people should look
>>>>>>>>>> into making Rhizome "dangerous" again.
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>>>>>
>>>>> Martin John Callanan
>>>>> http://greyisgood.eu
>>>>>
>>>>> Location of I
>>>>> http://location.greyisgood.eu
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Robert Spahr
>>>> http://www.robertspahr.com
>>>>
>>>> "If we understand the mechanism and motives of the
>>>> group mind, is it not possible to control and
>>>> regiment the masses according to our will without
>>>> their knowing about it?" -- Edward L. Bernays
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DISCUSSION

Re: RHIZOME_RAW: How deep is Rhizome stuff rascizm?


What race is MANIK?
What race is Rhizome?

On 6/9/07 15:59, "manik" <manik@sbb.co.yu> wrote:

> In last 'Rhizome Digest

DISCUSSION

DISCUSSION

Location of I


LOCATION OF I
http://location.greyisgood.eu

In an attempt to become the absolute citizen, Martin John Callanan will
continually and openly publish his physical location live.

"I am contactable, and I am findable, in the digital world. It is easy to
find me, write to me, work with me, and speak to me. However, people have
trouble meeting the physical me, in the physical world. I have become so
findable and so contactable: I hide. Perhaps not purposely, more though the
perception I do not need to be physically present, because I feel present
already."

"By becoming findable

DISCUSSION

CALL For Photographs: 3rd Effect issue 4


CALL For Photographs: 3rd Effect issue 4
http://www.3rdeffect.net

[please distribute widely]

I have been asked to edit issue number four of 3rd Effect. My editorial
approach will alter from the previous issue. 120 photographs will be
required. The website will display a new pair of photographs each time it is
viewed; randomly selected from the collection of 120; a new random pair each
time.

Issue 2 was edited by the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY. Issue 1
and 3 by Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, UK.

The 'third effect' is what happens when any two photographs are juxtaposed -
without captions, titles or any other textual clues.

We read meaning into each photograph individually. But we also read a third
meaning into the fact that they have been juxtaposed. This third meaning is
highly subjective, shifting and enigmatic. It is an extension of what
Barthes termed the "obtuse" meaning in all photographs.

The bigger the 'gap' between the photographs [subject matter, source, genre,
time etc] the greater the third effect.