Be my guest: Bill Viola and Gaston Bachelard

  BE MY GUEST is a venue for others to share their art; I assemble between creators in my sitting room. Linear time and locality are not relevant. Bill Viola is speaking about his video artwork, Ocean Without a Shore – exhibited at Venice Biennale 2007. He points out the link between the dead and the […]

Lists as Backbone of early writing

“……..in the very first phase of writing’s development, were lexical texts, word lists containing terms … names of metal objects, ceramic vessels, textiles, cities, trees, plants, cattle, swine, birds, fish, etc. Along with mathematical reckoning, these lexical lists were undoubtedly the backbone of early scribal education.” The Library of Alexandria, Roy Macleod, I.B. Tauris, 2004, […]

Avraham Ofek: “Artist are the off-springs of fisherman…”

The pursuit of sailing activates longing and yearning. It is linked in my mind to some kind of OVER THERE in the horizon; The hope that there will be some  answer,  the wish to fill a desire or thirst. The experience of longing is attached to my childhood memory of the slow process of approaching to a port. […]

Ithaca Ιθάκη

Ithaca By Kavafy read in Greek. [half] Ιθάκη Σα βγεις στον πηγαιμό για την Ιθάκη, να εύχεσαι νάναι μακρύς ο δρόμος, γεμάτος περιπέτειες, γεμάτος γνώσεις. Τους Λαιστρυγόνας και τους Κύκλωπας, τον θυμωμένο Ποσειδώνα μη φοβάσαι, τέτοια στον δρόμο σου ποτέ σου δεν θα βρείς, αν μέν’ η σκέψις σου υψηλή, αν εκλεκτή συγκίνησις το πνεύμα […]