When fear has a face...

Terrifying image if you are 2 or 3 years old. Bob is the face of fear inside my head. He lived in the black lodge and Lynch created him as well as the images and caracters of the next few posts that influenced me so dramatically.

Why these colours in the leters?

This image will stay with me until I die as much as any other fine art master-piece. This is the longest and most intelligible "film" David Lynch did for quite a few years.

The unforgetable bird...

The first time you see a bird in detail you don't forget specially if it happens over and over again in the begining of your life...

The unforgetable bird...

The first time you see a bird in detail you don't forget specially if it happens over and over again in the begining of your life...

Who forgot about this fabulous image?

The idea of a waterfall and the caracteristics of an iconic image.

Think about the concept of factory...

This is what comes to my mind. And the explanation is the fact that I saw Twin Peaks when I was really young, so young I didn't know I did.

I always wondered where this image came from...

It was on the back of my mind and explained partially my fascination with Sequoias... Saws cutting other saws as well but I can't find that on the web.

Laura Palmer is dead...

Who killed her? Me. I killed the ghost of all my ex-girlfriends. Now I can live my life free from hauting spirits. Thank you David Lynch.

The mix of these three is...

...is the product of my imagination when I think about a sexy girl.

Why I like specific hair cuts...

I always loved when girls put all the hair to one side... I found out why when I was seeing Twin Peaks.

What is the X-files inspiration?

Instead of Mulder we find agent Cooper as our hero. He is FBI and he even speaks to Diane (a tape recorder that replaced Dana Scully)

Mulder was a twin of one of the caracters...

But he was a transvestite and he was DEA and not FBI.

Which girl caused the worst pain in my life?

I believe I don't need to say who she looks like. It's incredible...

What is a dangerous inocent looking blond?

I can't avoid thinking she is kind of similar to Sara (the first girl I fell in love with) with a few minor changes she might become her twin... Peaks are like this.

What is a beautiful woman?

She makes me think of a girl I once kissed. If this woman's hair was black and she was 15 years younger she could be Castafiori's twin...

What is sexy?

When the 18 year old girl is questioned by the brothel's manager if she is good enough to work there she takes a cherry eats it and then takes the little stick and puts inside her mouth. After a few seconds she takes it out with a knot. I had a girlfriend that trained in order to be able to do it... but I never saw it and she said it wasn't an elegant performance.

Bob the monster under the bed...

Resteless spirits and distubing memories that never left people I cared about.

The "small person" dancing in the black lodge

I bet he really doesn't.

Easy Rider style

I can only say that one day I might just ride away in a Harley... But just if everything else turns out to feel bizare. This is the last post about Twin Peaks. Memories of style, 80's and freedom to run away from ourselves.


A gang nicked my mp3 player...

Pulp magazines or Pulp fiction (often referred to as "the pulps") were inexpensive fiction magazines. They were widely published from the 1920s through the 1950s. The term pulp fiction can also refer to mass market paperbacks since the 1950s.

The name "pulp" comes from the cheap wood pulp paper on which such magazines were printed. Magazines printed on better paper and usually offering family-oriented content were often called "glossies" or "slicks". Pulps were the successor to the "penny dreadfuls", "dime novels", and short fiction magazines of the nineteenth century. Although many respected writers wrote for pulps, the magazines are perhaps best remembered for their fast-paced, lurid, sensational and exploitative stories and thrilling cover art. Modern superhero comic books are sometimes considered descendants of "hero pulps"; pulp magazines often featured illustrated novel-length stories of heroic characters such as the Shadow, Doc Savage, and the Phantom Detective. However the pulps were aimed more at adult readers whereas comic books were traditionally written for children and adolescents.

“A good run is better then a bad stand.”


Random Reflux

“Chaos under control” – a book I dreamt about when I was a teenager

Rules are intellectual objects that help ordering functions in systems. The way this happens is based on the forced descriptive coincidence of the behaviour of that function with a cycle or with a constant characteristic. This usually applies to large scale scientific studies of the universe, periodicity of history (the largest scale we can study culture) and any other macroscopic sequence of events. On the other hand randomness, chaos, and the lack of what we would call rules are the basis of quantic systems. The relevance of this is that we live in between these two scales of events. If on one hand we live long enough and have a language that helps us realise the rules of long term weather (not just on the scale of summer and winter but for glacial ages as well) on the other hand most of the time our “rules” only give us a few days of forecast becoming completely irrelevant for the description of our daily lives where all particles (including our bodies) are chaotically shuffled into what we usually call our cultural melting pot.

If we try and relate these simplistic thoughts to art and other creative productions we will realize that language is what we use to define rules and patterns. Even when we think about creative writing as stream of consciousness we will realize its main function is to define the breaking point of order. It almost touches the unsayable / unwritable but it doesn’t obviously overcome that because even if interpretation becomes absurd the object was still written or said. Chaos is somehow interconnected to intuition, deconstruction, explosion, randomness, high temperatures, microscopic objects and the apparent impossibilities that actually happen.


Topics for random Reflux development

The observer’s reflux

–relational aesthetics, the pathway around the work and gallery is the same as a reflux of liquid

–The need to be critical for certain types of work to be effective such as the gallery wall ripped off. The waste of gallery space being the subject matter of the work implies that if people just believe that is good work it stops being good work at all. To write about this project would be enough if people just though it was a good piece. It wouldn’t be enough. The fact that the realization of the project is beyond the language capability of communication is essential. It produces an effect maybe an affect (check Deleuze’s definition) on people that react critically and realize they start being upset because of the opportunity to do something with the rest of the space. The truth is that if the artist had done anything else to space this hole discussion wouldn't have happened. Because people feel irritated and provoked I believe this is still a good work – but it is only good while there is someone that sees it and hates it.

Conceptual reflux

–Hegel, Eternal return (Nietzsche), Deleuze

–Temperature – scientific definition (functional) – the temperature of art movements – post modernism is dead and it didn’t have a long life. People are trying to feed on a corps. What is beyond language being helped by language – Fridge installation – the permanence of the work – the counter-intuitive environments – the open system (it is receiving electricity) – the way cold is produced – YBA’s Mark queen and Damien’s lack of depth and energy – there isn’t one machine with a 100% efficiency rate – the notion of self (the inside and outside are one single space) – politics (cfc –recycling- environment-public property). The diagnose of he creative death – temperature based
Object’s reflux

Visual reflux

Kinetic reflux

Absent reflux


Nietzsche's quotes - a small collection

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.

Thoughts are the shadows of our sensations - always darker, emptier, simpler than these.

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.

Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.

Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.

To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.

We must be physicists in order to be creative since so far codes of values and ideals have been constructed in ignorance of physics or even in contradiction to physics.

Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.

In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

The future influences the present just as much as the past.

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

We have art in order not to die of the truth.



Experimental Osciloscopes

From last year I kept this residue of an experimental moment

2nd year project - another memory of the Tesseract

Just a BA-1st year memory. It was a preparation for an installation


Portuguese Workers in Canada

Well this is what happened when the conservative party won in Canada. I know that liberal in Portugal means right wing but in Canada liberals were doing a good job until the "Torys" won the elections.


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