That is, I love the way art brings up memories I haven’t remembered for a while. Like these disco ball works, they remind me of this one night when I got drunk at a nightclub that no longer exists. A disco ball fell from the ceiling into the middle of the dance floor … So I sat on it … and began rubbing my bum all over it … like a lap dance but on a disco ball. A crowd formed and the bouncer had to make me stop. So where do we stand now, in 2012? 2011 was the year of dreaming dangerously, of the revival of radical emancipatory politics all around the world. Now, a year later, every day brings new proofs of how fragile and inconsistent the awakening was, with all of its many facets displaying the same signs of exhaustion: the enthusiasm of the Arab Spring is mired in compromises and religious fundamentalism; the OWS is losing momentum to such an extent that, in a nice case of the “cunning of reason,” the police cleansing of Zuccotti Park and other sites of the OWS protests cannot but appear as a blessing in disguise, covering up the immanent loss of momentum. And the same story goes on all around the world: the Maoists in Nepal seem outmaneuvered by the reactionary royalist forces; Venezuela’s “Bolivarian” experiment more and more regressing into a caudillo-run populism … What are we to do in such depressive times when dreams seem to fade away? Is the only choice we have the one between nostalgic-narcissistic remembrance of the sublime enthusiastic moments, and the cynically-realist explanation of why the attempts to really change the situation had to fail? Being a mortal and unmagic human being makes for a boring and unsatisfying life and one is always left wondering what life would be like if you were Magic and great
in this two part tutorial, you will learn how to transform yourself into a beautiful witch! or, if witch cramps yr style you can learn how to be a ghost!!
PART ONE: WITCH WID IT
it does not matter what kind of witch you wanna be (glamorous, evil, psychic),
*************it is crucial for a new witch to have a signature object that sets them apart from all the other witches of earth****************this could be anything!!! a hair clip, a pink sweater, a crystal, etccccc..
but there is only one condition:
IT MUST BE CURSED,
YOU HAVE TO FEEL THE CURSE IN YOUR WITCH SOUL
you must not force the curse on the object/you must not search for it/it has to find youuuu
and represent your true witch nature
ONCE YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR SIGNATURE WITCH YOU HAVE MADE THE FULL TRANSFORMATION
YOU CAN CAST INFINITE SPELLS AND BEAUTIFUL HEXES
your nexxxt step is to decide what to use your powers for
REMEMBER: YOU ARE A DAMN ASS WITCH
Tip: make sure you cast a spell to live forever!!!!
as far as appearance goes, traditional witch attire is not required
recommended if that is what you love
THERE ARE (some) REQUIREMENTS WHEN REPRESENTING YOURSELF AS A PUBLIC WITCH:
clothes that are soft to the touch!
black SOMETHING, ANYTHIGN [sic]
glitter at LEAST once a week
tights, no matter what!!!!!!!
also, also, also, also
make sure the whole world knows that you are a withc [sic].
when you do something great, announce “ITS MY WITCHY NATURE”
——————————-curtsying/bowing is important——————————————— I mean, how can they afford to buy that many iPads?! Maybe it’s because the wave function is real.
[Note: Sources: JBR; Anonymous, overheard at New Museum, as quoted in “Overheard in the Art World”, at Hyperallergic, 3 Aug 012 (the disco ball works = Otto Piene’s “Light Ballet” (1961) and “Hangende Lichkugel” (1972)); Slavoj Žižek, “Signs From The Future”, at Odbor, 25 Jul 012; Amelia Gillis, “being a mortal …”, as seen at James Ganas, 2 Aug 012; Flannery Bogost, as quoted in Ian Bogost, “Review of Bone’s Restaurant”, at Ian Bogost Blog, 2 Jan 012; Timothy Morton, “Realist Quantum Theory Strikes Again”, at Ecology without Nature, 3 Aug 012]