Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Sarah Demeuse wrote: "Driving back from Upstate last night I came by a crossroads that had a huge fork in the middle (as if someone was ready to eat that median). Borges
meets public sculpture? And now this website with a reference to JL himself.
Next up is finding a town called Tlön."

Monday, 23 November 2009

multiple worlds...

Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden of Forking Paths

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Paris program 27-29th November

An invitation to visit several elusive parallel words of past and future, engage with rules of creation under constraint and invent further invitations.


A visit to Osmothèque, the only institution of its kind in the world.

"The Osmothèque, the only institution of its kind in the world, was inaugurated in 1990. Nowhere else can a perfume lover inhale thousands of fragrances created today, yesterday and even in distant history, including a Royal Perfume of the Roman era and the medieval Eau de la Reine de Hongrie.The experts at this unlikely conservatory, situated on a side street in the city of Versailles, have even reconstituted, from a formula discovered by chance in a drawer, the eau de cologne produced on Saint Helena for the exiled Napoleon.
Hundreds of perfumes once thought to have evaporated into the mists of time have been revived at the Osmothèque. Dabbed onto paper strips called mouillettes, the fragrances transport visitors to the woodland glades of their origin, or the era of their first appearances on the perfume scene: heady Blue Narcissus by Mury (1920), nostalgic Christmas Night* by Caron (1922), Chanel's sensual Russian Leather ** (1924), Millot's opulent Crêpe de Chine (1925), to mention only a few".

Possible after-taste later the same evening in one of Ben Kinmont dinners:


Noon: Introduction to writing under constraint by Hervé Le Tellier, one of Oulipo writers. Kadist Art Foundation

Born in Paris, Le Tellier started his career as a scientific journalist, and joined Oulipo in 1992. As an author, he came to general attention in 1998 with the publication in France of his book Les amnésiques n'ont rien vécu d'inoubliable, a collection of one thousand very short sentences all beginning with "Je pense que" (I think that). His rather complex novel Le voleur de nostalgie is a tribute to the Italian writer Italo Calvino. He is also one of the Papous dans la tête, the cult literary quiz of France Culture, the French cultural radio station.

He became in 2002 a daily contributor to the website of the newspaper Le Monde with a short satirical chronicle called Papier de verre (glass paper).

One of his most recent publication is Esthétique de l’Oulipo (The Aesthetics of Oulipo), a very personal take on literature under constraint, considered from a linguistic perspective.

More about Oulipo:

Perhaps lunch with Herve at Kadist

4 PM -Impromptus _ with R&Sie(n)-Francois Roche, Stephanie Lavaux

R&Sie(n) / Paris-Francois Roche:

Guest teacher in master class at Columbia-Gsapp / New-York
Guest teacher at Usc / Los Angeles
President of the laboratory of research / New-territories / Paris
Co-founder and Principal of R&Sie(n) / Studio of architectural practices / Paris
Web site :

A conference online:


TBI (to be invented) and TBC

Co-hosted by Kadist Art Foundation. (

Curated by Raimundas Malasauskas. (

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Marco Raparelli
Anyone intrested in time travel meet me here last thursday, 2009

disegno dal libro “Tomorrow which is today I am going to be very very happy”

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

I believe in god and the multiverse

Follow the following instructions:

1. Relax and concentrate on th four small dots in the middle of the picture in about 30 – 40 secs.

2. Then take a look at any smooth single coloured surface (probably a wall) near you.

3. You will see a circle of light developing. Start blinking your eyes a couple of times and you will see an image emerging!!!