Friday, October 02, 2009

ALfA


14 comments:

TheBlueMask said...

DIG IT!

wolfBoy said...

wooooo! nice.

now, let debate re authorship begin.

this seems like an edited version of a doc (or several) that we put together in that mouse-infested basement. in fact, just reading it, i can hear their scurrying little feet.

however, i suppose authorship is irrelevant in a sense, which is/was the beauty in some ways of that whole ALfA/Label experiment, which may or may not be ongoing to this day in this blog (depending on who you ask, and how they're feeling that day).

authorship is/was or could be irrelevant too b/c looking at this text, i can see the various influences from various people-- the phrases i myself coined, the ones that i wrote down from others, the ones that others turned into concepts through exhibition and practice, the ones that became songs, the ones that c-dog wrote down, the ones that dan thought of, the ones that magically appeared somehow without any of us creating them.

is the chicken of god in that image somewhere? i gotta take a closer look.

p.s. they say that nostalgia is a longing for something that never really existed in the first place. i sometimes wonder if i mythologize my memories of that place, but then i think maybe not, that it really was that awesome.

wolfBoy said...

wowsers. that flyer assemblage brings back so many memories. holy crap.

greg oakes said...

nice montage! yes, many memories indeed. :)

micro said...

Wolfboy, out of my own curiosity, would you tell me which are: "the phrases i myself coined"?

c-dog said...

Ya, I'm curious too.

wolfBoy said...

no.

c-dog said...

poke poke poke, c'mon, please tell me

word verification: goutells

we'll get the goutells out of you yet!

micro said...

"No" eh? I can respect that.

But for clarification, would you STILL say there are wolfboy specific coined phrases in this thing (even though your not willing to say which they are)OR by "no", do you mean to retract the claim?

wolfBoy said...

"however, i suppose authorship is irrelevant in a sense, which is/was the beauty in some ways of that whole ALfA/Label experiment, which may or may not be ongoing to this day in this blog (depending on who you ask, and how they're feeling that day).

authorship is/was or could be irrelevant too b/c looking at this text, i can see the various influences from various people..."

wolfBoy said...

and by that i mean i'm not interested in a debate about authorship. period.

D.Macri said...

"i'm not interested in a debate about authorship. period".

!!!

Sorry, I was confused when you said

"now, let debate re authorship begin".

and then said

"the phrases i myself coined"

I thought this was an invitation to discussion. And I personally don't think authorship is irrelevant.

I thought this was Carlos writing about ideas we discussed. I recognize some of my own ideas, but not really ANY "coined phrases" from me, or anyone. I'm going to go read it again to see if I missed them.

Hope that gives you a little insight into why I was asking.

cara said...

word veri: wifeed

wifeed on/off each other.

renamaphone said...

Which reminds me, I've been reading alot on René Girard's theory of mimesis lately. He argues that all of our behaviours and desires are actually learned and copied by watching others.

Basically, the argument goes, we are all constantly imitating each other, like a sort of feedback loop.