Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I have had the "epiphonic" even catastrophic pleasure of hearing for the first time the fifth cello suite in C minor, [which is the relative key to E flat]. The Pareludium alone will send your ear drums into throes of harmonic ecstasy. But the whole suite is stunning and worth listening to with your evening tea or fingers of whiskey.

This suite in particular is written in Scordatura - Italian for mistuning. That means the A string is tuned a whole tone lower to G, to make playing the chords easier. This is partly what gives this piece its haunting tone. The numerous chords add to its richness.

I'm not sure how I lived before, having never heard this magnificent piece of music.
Je suis méduser. C'est éblouissant.

(image c/o http://www.wimmercello.com/bachs5ms.html)

Monday, November 29, 2010

volonté de puissance - une distinction

Sleepers by Toulouse-Lautrec

We can also “want” [ie. will-to-have] something (eg. a book, etc)… would like to have, will to have as want is a striving after something, and has the special characteristic of wishing. But to wish is not yet to will. Whoever only wishes, in the strict sense of the word, does not will; rather, he hopes that his wish will come true without his having to do anything about it. Is will then wishing to which we add our own initiative? No, willing is not wishing at all. It is the submission of ourselves to our own command, and the resoluteness of such self-command, which already implies our carrying out the command.
Heidegger, Martin, Nietzsche: Volume 1: The Will to Power as Art, trans. David Farrell Krell, (San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1979) pg. 40


Unica Zürn


Portrait of Unica Zürn by Hans Bellmar


Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Isomorphic: corresponding or similar in form and relations; having the same crystalline form.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Olafur Eliasson
Time & Space
Here & Now

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Nietzsche + Heidegger - God = Gaga

At the age of twenty-eight, as a professor in Basel, Nietzsche writes (X, 112):

"There are times of great danger in which philosophers appear - times when the wheel rolls ever faster - when philosophers and artists assume the place of the dwindling mythos. They are far ahead of their time, however, for the attention of contemporaries is only quite slowly drawn to them. A people which becomes aware of its dangers produces the genius."

(Heidegger, Martin, Nietzsche: Volume 1: The Will to Power as Art, trans. David Farrell Krell, (San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1979) pg. 3)

Having studied Nietzsche and realized God is dead, Maëva at the age of 27, dedicates herself to the study of thinkers, art and the religion of Gaga, praying to the leopard clad deity for a safe journey through the next stack of books dedicated to Nietzsche.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Being photographed by the constant mob of paparazzi photographers who chase me around Montréal day in and day out.
Oh, life is so hard!


Maeva and Brendan Fernades, nominee representing Ontario, captured at the 2010 Sobey Art Award Gala, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.

Check out Brendan's great work here.

Friday, November 12, 2010

say goodbye to my bad girl meat

because she's gonna be writing essays till the days turn golden and warm again.


and of the wind-flower


a magical place. Cap Corse as seen from the tower in Nonza, a town I dreamed of visiting for so long.
Nonza, Corse.



Photo misfire at baie-du-febvre, QC.
photo courtesy of mon beau pépé <3

Sunday, November 7, 2010

tea cups and pearls


and the bright surface of gold crocuses


sentier through the macquis outside of Macanaggio
Cap Corse, Corse.



Pg. 172 of La Force des Choses II by Simone de Beauvoir.
sadly unrealized project.
Drummondville, QC.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

and the colour of azure crocuses


The Citadell in Calvi
Calvi, Corse.



Sushi door, bar in Québec for Défy Pepi
Québec, QC

Friday, November 5, 2010

where the light struck,


The Corse experience is not fully lived unless you take the train.
Calvi train station, Corse.



Jacq, in the toilet, at the bar, for Défy Pepi.
Québec, QC.