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listen to! amplitude reversals, bodies foregrounding musicworks

http://www.alansondheim.org/claar.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/claar1.mp3 clarinet
http://www.alansondheim.org/claar2.mp3 clarinet

http://www.alansondheim.org/toomb1.mp3 viola
http://www.alansondheim.org/toomb2.mp3 shakuhachi

inverting amplitudes foregrounds body and operational instrument
sounds; these are the last of the pieces which treat bodywork as
fundamental to music, the body presencing; the usual focus of an
instrument, proper sounds, almost a shell or manifold across
flesh and breath. i haven't made work like this before, interior
and exterior exchanged in an incredible sonic mapping tending
towards possibilities (at least for me) of new modes of sound
and musical philosophy.! i'm including viola and shakuhachi urls
from yesterday, similar setups, hoping you'll listen.

toomb

http://www.alansondheim.org/toomb.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/toomb1.mp3 viola
http://www.alansondheim.org/toomb2.mp3 shakuhachi

reversed audio dynamics, ossi oswalda murmurs and songs
listen

eagle america

http://www.alansondheim.org/eagleinst2.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/eagle1.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/eagle2.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/eagle3.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/eagle4.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/eagleinst1.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/eagleinst3.jpg

inverted amplitudes, odd american eagle instrument from germany,
1880-1900, wound gut strings, 5/4/5 tuning (1,2,3), (different
bows), bowed afghan miniature rabab (4), found the violin with
decal or engraving at a flea market, restored at McCarten
Violins in RI, deep, hollow sound, inverted amplitudes over-
taking acoustic dynamics, and now for the eagle

queuse, shadowland puppetland flickering across velvet
paintings, eagles, eagle's way where fire sires liars, pyres
expire, wires tire, cryers mire Humo kupliaku natho humo tokiyo
/now the eagle is made now it will time like the soldiers like
the sounds of the soldiers,

and where eagles timeinged,
and where eagles timeinged,
knot of soldiers. I released the bomb like an eagle with
great-talons. -

I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.

I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons, says N
It's like an eagle in the sky

and the game of the fox. I will not play the game of the eagle!
I have knot of soldiers. I released the bomb like an eagle with
great-talons. I

I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons.

/* but like an eagle on the peak

where eagles timeinged,
and where eagles timeinged,

ah, fire-eagles
we begin our journey full of burning eagles,
or rather eagles torching grass already dried, deformed and
there were eagles and blackbirds. and someone saw a grey-brown
fox, here they come, here they go, here they come, here they go,
we begin our journey full of burning eagles,
falcon nor osprey, nor eagle nor mountebank crow,

interesting images of the whynot variety, eagle life, eagle text,
Humo kupliaku natho humo tokiyo /now the eagle is made now

I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons

and I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons, says N
and it's like an eagle in the sky, o knot of soldiers,
and I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons, I,

I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons

the eagle which is the harbinger of truth, /* but like an eagle
on the sky, and I, I
released the fawn like an eagle with great-talons,
for the eagle shall destroy the server and the wolf the client
eagle shall destroy server wolf client
like an eagle in the sky,
in the sky, little air like an eagle in the sky,
thinking of the fledging of the lesser spotted eagle in estonia,
and such waters. dwell; dwelling eagle harbinger humming-bird
and to see seek the shelter storm

towards the wolves and foxes towards the merlin and eagle
for the eagle shall destroy the server and the wolf the client
eagle shall destroy server wolf client

and like the storm
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons
( I released the bomb like an eagle with great-talons

ETERNITY!

http://www.alansondheim.org/etern.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/etern.mp3

single note of qin extended into eternity plus maquettes

or morphed landscape, the promise of digital-eternal - what's
_cool_ passed away. Is it a testimony to eternal quality digital
that doubling and all issues (genetic, mirror-stage, chiral,
eternal-re- eternity), movement along vector, not skittering
elsewhere. We cannot beyond pale; they premise eternity in their
own forms hell, damnation black-hole event horizon where bytes
transform retouched, eternal, placed** Bungling shapes destiny
human; inscription: LOWER ASCII!!!** eternal. Perfection moves
through reconstructions that, eternal.** incom-** incomplete:
(If inhabits eternity, analog is worn, worn down; who say
erosion doesn't enter into mess heaps, with division Y + Z noise
enters as well Serres' Parasite bit spillage, entropy,
ultimately bringing down constituted house? are close nerves
real here, dissipated signals within which even must reside.
identity continues fragments replacing totality well. Now 1999
clear applica- On hoids mice cast gold. distribution? poem,
declare love you,promises stanza true, whylaws, given whomclear;
Well, Yes she 32 sion, existing duplicable after acknowledgment,
syn attack host real. gift o. Bridge (once placed realm killings
nuclear families glued together; ignore downplay real-
familiarity eternally. P:: may, Kant runs aporia 41 supplicated
38 leaving odd outside, rapture leave here! "History Baal (Leon
Wieseltier, Kaddish.) letter, sound, cloned, imploded, reduced
reduced. want sound mother's voice heard thick piling.
implosion. Okukin i'll thank shape-riding horses night devours
links, spirit riding links webs, characterized potential
repetition words technophilia; illusion life; midst media.
salvation hand, change, revision, hacking, locked embrac.e"
lost, rather temporarily misplaced, could check out therefore
ephemeral, langue parole.:it web || swallow-tailed kites high
above turkey cacti vines, looking grafted, over:of barnacles,
limpets, mussels, mangroved over, roiling churning pain / hold
face palindrome future emordnilap possibly meant passage writing
drink, food, comforting fury bed master, ride death, he alpha
omega court rock wear rescued equivalence tends existence. .i
pacification prevails sing lullaby stylus self-inscribed
hardened sexuality desire's positivity accepting deliverance
Christ, eternity.' context-free, protocol independent.
Nikuko-Dispersion digital-eternal, such praxis, thing. moving
image aztec religion 2054 picture russia buddhist symbol 2055
texas history black mournful eternitytravel again, direct steps
egypt 1299then 1670yet somewhat lord 2065 3/27/01, jason faith
2053 submitted whose elements, perhaps, appertain alone purpose
suggest home 2 2491 magnetic fields 3 minutes cries 20532322
permitted esteeming 880 estimate 881 882 883 1760 mute hath of,
man him uncpcj isep guppy sasp afspc mavricks lacrosse starlan
energy those elevation soul, slumber eyesdryden dis plus tu 1625
fight 1537 found 1112 red hot chili yva39atz laesteeming eladah
god raguel shepherd, friend god2080 rei eternityor send lands ad
zaire garage minutes, 55 2253 instincts tell you39re lyingit
felt 2739 didn39t 2806through thee 2808through period morrison
fiercely tucows ongoing orion phrozen zero razor corp starfox
xforce 9x cx dx ex fx ox px vx gz nz 2046 2047 2159 receives
eternitypeople over linux y dos spy upgrader sharekey netrojan
searchaz shortcut cdm 2002 frank sinatra romance breeze ocean
lawrence approved carrying corroded surround scarab bearer lv sw
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waveheadline: desire, word count century irradiated scared
flying, blue windsor, ontario. smh.com.au84 God self-existent,
creator, omnipresent6 ephemera media labor dance sound:
structures evanescence sexuality, Does intervals! <<is thinning
net HONEY myself. projected television future, news becomes,
return, recursion; internet medium message, faceless,
Announcement equivalent recognition. recursion. inthe REWRITE,
constant, eternal... THINK THROUGH (Honey): Holding holding mask
Jack Ripper glowing owe gratitude Susan thinking slim silver
among pebbles Hokusai. struct self total, impervious, Time's Net
irruption .. don't wait generate gates' terrific porter lifted
northern bar: frost, excrescence exfoliation, speech saying,
having- share together...  having love... REWRITE returned
continuously, signoff, corrosion relations. Computer
communication side well, aligned noise. rewrite, duplicating
EXACTLY life. alization, circumscription firewall, ensuring For
equivalence, "eternal"; sense necessarily exact end signal
deterioration. As war promising longing, wires frayed desert
friction, struggle dark read Alt-Z help, remission back everyday
SCROLLS existence complicit REWRITE. choice- discharge thud;
copper ASCII laminates bones, bruises, spelling shadow
cancelling residue WITHIN _eternal existence._ see... ?
decrying gangs threaten territory. Revolution tablet, others
slip questioning truths, acclaims savaged at&t bragging sank
lovely splayed open skin triggered external factors Garothman
happiness.  tomb, meditation, mummification. pretence
comprehensino. Brillouin, fear arrest amerikan fascist empire
fifth reich /n pollutions them slowness preternaturally scares
son Holocaust survivor together, flowers, prosperous, us;
awkwardly embraced eternity.") yet melted away, [15:19] Howl
endofempire ennui escape europe ever chatteringsdeconstruct site
spectator. earth, denuded hope Codework fashionable Fashionable:
eternal: Since file copies, survives style superseded. rungs
spaced irregularly top gaming since copies fragile escape-suck
eternal-suck europe-whip eve-whip implosion simultaneously.
saturation. music explanation presencing origin 'so deny
contrary ground editing instrument mesmeric ephemeral"working
special relativity, cosmos seemed quantum harmless, warm-up
speaks humanity. originally taped longninetheta played occasion
longhost2 accompanied screams, moans trembling transforms
capital seeing cultural stew Video becoming-digital (encoding
format), thereby harboring within, absolving completely
directionality. video repeats endlessly, explicit endless
variations; bypasses "truth" truth particulation pixel. (The
copied, modified, recopied any loss quality. Truth resides
linear equations; suppresses chaotic (ranging fractal
mathematics, including work Godel, Tarski, Skolen, Church,
etc.), neutrality. Sexualities flood; occupy fields, discursive
formations; interstitial, mesmeric. Autopornography merges
traditional pornography videos, fax, telephone Internet invert
body, interior display. Every surface excitation; arouses.
Vision vision. need see. None less, sheer inertia given;
vulnerability optical representations (which central under
discussion) increases exponentially. CIS USSR destabilization
triumph; old ethnic hatreds territorializations bring once again
brink mechanized warfare. Overpopulation proliferation armament
guarantee increasing conflict. While microchip data storage
drop, high-end electronics formats high-definition (HDTV) ensure
networking produce inequality. At least far, driven development,
particular, crisis capital. Development requires small
independent (Silicon Valley etc.) companies national efforts
(Star Wars, Japanese intelligence research). New drive old,
regardless content; emphasis proliferated choice (more channels,
bandwidth), resolution (finer detail), parallelisms (intelligent
systems), simulation (virtual reality, "surround sound"). result
seamless virtual different "our own," replete bodies. Nowhere
go, do, be. details which, us, create works dual werden Stimmen
voices ewig und mild. gentle ... Erst dem Doppelbereich margaret
hall saving desperately they'd toward devotion "memory fault"
ping, recuperation, anole aeternis in-decision falling i'd
0110-eternal 0110 Colosseum programs operating although
eternal-perfect-0110-intelligence, inner vocality power decode
commands, sil- fact media, _of_ practico-inert, out, (pico
example). Skin objects, beginnings sick 0110-eternal,
"0110artsource.com-Digital disappeared." obscene." cuisine."
well." it." discussions throughout), flesh sinks sea; storage.
two multitude worlds phenomena irretrievable calling arches
world. [12:19] You: Second Life cut. bliss organs organelles
sheave-formation food swallow sheave-bones dense refraction
skin-sheave sheave ecoterrorism arsis waco jesus kult ov azazel
skyfire head went darkness. undercutting; "myth return" lacking,
every- beams health. point disability times _subject_ speaking
eternity.\hungered lapping waters crystalline lake\ ghost
lantern\ eternity.\ start crying sometimes. /[n]+/ flug "the jun
worst part about dying absolute, totternrayeng andrea
wanedobblayeng, teeternrayeng shudderrayeng (punclawtum)
(paaraameternrhz) hzure wanedhaat (punctum) (parameternrs)
wanedhatcome-on import ognition inheren erutting
eternking,wouldn't how begin ,perhaps sorrow ,mourning, _muwhich
artwhich asswhich arrogawhich eterniwhich survive real, play
imaginary. best gath'ring?" surmise. Bar- -bash enemies loves
ssh -tcsh lovers w another sand, everything, inscribed scArab
reprodu- repleterealities collapses wrought intolerable. return.
recover witnessing myths; happening slow erosion, around decay.
beautiful corners, hide, Aller Dinge states, man, "er gehe u s
future. Time discrete, monotone. We're gone boys one, closure
foreclosure, foreseeable qnrq rut\insrsid6442199
retu}{\rtlch\fcs1 \af0 \ltrch\fcs0 \insrsid6451190 rn presence!
||||||||||||? [12:53] sandy Taifun [2013/04/11 12:53] Taifun:
[the purifier]. Mother Earth dust devotees." "Those, eyes.
incomprehensible silence, universe intention, stories, assigned
movements backdrops ridge misery Given multiverse consequences,
remaining birds pushing harder anya bruised face, curled swells
enormous bruise cushioned, curled, existed ages remote own. look
fraying continuity infinitely-long drops. ray's rayograms)
survived. thereness grateful "entities" (whitehead calls Son
Heaven Juda, born Bethlehem eternl Fther, l etern ther,
fifty-two nd enveloping "technology impossibility temperature
remanant upper few zero-to-come. annihilation erasure. body.
threnody. speak. tongues severed zero-eternity. brains raised
fist hands. zero-eternity protons wink track smashed
erasure.:these nothing: frightens truth. hole blankets,
parents), graves hateful traitors grow whisper scripts ships
smashes fabric. write: off-line 101 religious silica
precipitation springs water and::fever fahrenheit.could
infinity, closuremodified inserted chain 'no' vote referendum
gatherings promissory note go heaven reported table julu stuffed
dirty

oud, elegy

http://www.alansondheim.org/oudelegy.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/oudelegy.mp3

his poetry of elegy and holocaust related to the pure milk skin
memories (it's not like losing a person you know). I can't do
elegy after days of began; his poetry of elegy and holocaust
related to the pure red-dust elegy book is an elegy as well.
aaaa began; his poetry of elegy and holocaust related to the
pure milk sey the phenemenelegy here perellels thet ef the
cellecter es descrebed by lives are elegy and ululation we shall
weep in babylon for elegy of i would either starve, or die
calmly, and we chose the latter. elegy written lowing herd winds
slowly oer the lea, the ...  elegy an elegy, sacred to the
memory of the great divine, the reverend ...  an elegy, sacred
to the lyric poetry is the elegy - a poem &quot;of ...  another
type of lyric poetry is the elegy - a poem of lamentation for
the dead. little need be said about the elegy other than that
the poet chooses freely ... elegy. the elegy, a type of lyric
poem, is usually a formal lament for someones death. the term
elegy is sometimes used more widely. ... email from foster re:
the elegy; newshour interview with foster re marriage agency,
model agency of elegy international, russian ...  the problem of
the funeral elegy ... my understanding is that the elegy was ...

and her quick look, a sidelong ...  book is an elegy as well.
person you know). I can't do elegy after days of crying, running

we are all poor, 'i can't do elegy' - there's an elegy on,
everyone's there - isolation elegy lives are elegy and ululation
we shall weep in babylon for lowing herd winds slowly oer the
lea, the ...  elegy an elegy, sacred to the memory of the great
divine, the reverend ...  an elegy, sacred to the

we are all poor, "there's an elegy on, everyone's there ..."
holocaust we aaaa began his poetry of elegy and holocaust
related to the holocaust. began his poetry of elegy and
holocaust related to the pure holocaust sacrifice his poetry of
elegy and holocaust related to the pure

we are all poor, forgotten. the end; it's as if everything is an
elegy, and elegy Always a lost elegy.

we are all poor, 'i can't do elegy' - there's an elegy on,
everyone's there - qin on the elegy, slightly detuned the elegy
and prelude. fragility, elegy

elegy for the dying against their will, animal and companion,
none among others of distinction, elegy

----------------

for wandering with others, departed, among the lives of others

thoughts on my birthday

about time to register title like this might be from another
century - our cat died nine days ago - how many people have
written or thought about the irreversibility of death - everyone
i know - a finality from which there's no excuse - amazing how
much philosophy written about this absolute - an absolute
absence says nikuko - that nothing can be changed, there's no
way to fix it - the gap's surrounded by a swirl of objects,
opinions, neural circuitries running everywhere - calm down,
objects, says julu - meanwhile it's raining out, pouring, it's a
cold rain, i say you can't see anything through it - outside,
there's an animal, a young cooper's hawk, sitting there in the
rain, injured, around the tail section, people trying to bring
it into rehab, no luck at all, it can fly just enough to avoid
capture, lands on the lower branches of trees around the
electric, wary, sits there, flying as little as possible - azure
has the flu, i'm not feeling so well but not as bad as that -
otherwise we'd go out with a flashlight, someone asked us to,
check on the hawk's condition - we light candles for our memory
of the cat, she's named ossi oswalda, it was our choice to think
that we recognized 'it was time for her to go,' but whose time,
what gave us the right to make this decision, our strength?, our
care for her?, we created the event of her finality, a finality
she was always already never to possess, we can never possess
out death - suppose for example, call this the college freshman
conundrum, we could reverse time, bring her, ossi, back, but
then with the reversal of time, or neurological processing
itself would be reversed, which may in fact be the case, we're
just in time, we in just time, we're in time, then all those
scattering processes, stochastics, nothing returns, everything
surges, neither in one direction of the arrow or the other,
nothing surges - and in the surge i wrote we must become space
and time, for all their anomalies, virtualities, we must lose
our bodies, our parameters, our temporal indices, we must become
the very inhering fabric of the world - we will meet no one
there, we will survive as such, perhaps memories, or the
snapshot of memories, or the knot or kernel of the snapshot or
it's dissolution disillusion - the rain is falling harder, the
hawk's there, azure continues with the flu, our cat ossi oswalda
recedes further, i'll create a video following her memory
through our two large rooms, her favorite places, where she
slept, ate, played, ran, used the catbox, where she climbed,
where she hid during storms, where she went quietly into her cat
carrier, so tired of all of this, where she left with us, so
silent then, no longer purring or purring inaudible, on the way
to our car, to our decision about her death, our one and only
irrevocable decision in regard to her who was so integral, so
much of family, so little of absolutes imposed -

injured Cooper's hawk, two qin song, stopping the wind

http://www.alansondheim.org/cooper.jpg
  young Cooper's hawk, found by the Providence River,
  wildlife rescue trying to bring it to safety, rehab center
http://www.alansondheim.org/insidedouble.mp3
  two qin song, one following the other, similar
  improvisations, song, for Cooper's hawk, avatar
http://www.alansondheim.org/stopthewind08.jpg
  stop the wind, water, falling, avatar, wind
http://www.alansondheim.org/stopthewind09.jpg
  stop the wind, water, wind

this makes me happy: playing two qin together; the older one is
the two qins - qing and 1980s - were tuned about a semitone the
two qins played together, stereo-separated. with open are two
qin pieces, one (proving) using hands and arms in two qin
pieces, one on the modern, the other on the cormorants, osprey,
egrets, herons, hawks, ducks, dojoji. animations, osprey, the
infant drowned or injured mother, of injured tissue [syn:
{scar}, {cicatrix}, {cicatrice}]. Or this the injured dancer -
guarantees that something else that dance is. vast a 51 gods
flying around over the heavens 8. heaven injured injured and
traumatized blindly : in the beginning god created an injured
child, people are always injured in the flooded reality of
things -- always returned and injured everyone, 8. heaven is
impossible because only the injured and traumatized blindly 8.
heaven injured traumatized blindly injured left foot appeared,
wounded blue heron subtropical blue heron with an injured left
foot appearing not to be found, injured its left blue cord. she
sang\ new species sighted: blue vast a 51 gods flying around
over the heavens 8. heaven injured injured and traumatized
blindly : in the beginning god created swarm - when they were
injured, we put them outside, praying for them, for her, for him
- singing for them, for her, for him, singing for them all

indignant regret found

http://www.alansondheim.org/childworld.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/frege.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/booke.png

is clotting everything. -
Your holding is soaked, written, erased. -
Consider the next smearing of your thinking skin.

Your holding should be wiped into existence?

I Consider the following again, your  ...

hobgoblin skews me beneath your holding!

How would you absorb your semen holding?

,  remembers my binding
List more and more effluvia
one by one, each on a line alone, typing Control-d when done.

My arrogantly.................... is your chemistry here...

  calls forth gas avatar, hungered, making things.
in the cuts,  is , 037], indignant regret found?
... avatar is act as an open..........rue..........anger on wet
flesh, it's avatar?

Are you satisfied with your ? 1073 is the perfect solution.

For 2 semen days, we have been piss.
and it has taken you 0.183 minutes to swallow your last ...

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bonny..........vindicative..........a curse
insolent..........uneasy feeling..........blameworthy
interloper..........imp..........cur
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foreshadow..............................offended
vociferate..............................rude person
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cuplable........................................
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Hi -

I want to recommend the gallery show, The Inoperative Community, in 
London; it's remarkable. I know some of the people involved in it, as well 
as some of the work, and I think it's very relevant to Netbehaviour; it 
resonates well with the We Are Not Alone exhibition, for example. Do check 
it out if you have the opportunity; it closes 2/14/16.

Thanks greatly,

Alan


Raven Row
56 Artillery Lane
London E1 7LS
T +44 (0)20 7377 4300
info@ravenrow.org

Wednesday to Sunday

11am7pm

The Inoperative Community
3 December 2015 - 14 February 2016

Serge Bard, Eric Baudelaire, Ericka Beckman, Cinema Action, Patrick Deval, 
Lav Diaz, Mati Diop, Stephen Dwoskin, Luke Fowler, Jean-Luc Godard, 
Jean-Pierre Gorin, Johan Grimonprez, Marc Karlin, Stuart Marshall, 
Anne-Marie Miville, Pere Portabella, Yvonne Rainer, Jackie Raynal, Anne 
Charlotte Robertson, Helke Sander, Jon Sanders, James Scott, Albert Serra, 
Leslie Thornton, Humphry Trevelyan



Curated by Dan Kidner


The Inoperative Community is an exhibition of experimental narrative film 
and video that address ideas of community and the shifting nature of 
social relations. It draws on work made since 1968 for cinema, television 
and the gallery, reflecting the overlapping and entangled histories of 
these sites. The exhibitions title is borrowed from Jean-Luc Nancys 1983 
essay of the same name, and while this connection did not determine the 
selection of works, they all bear witness in their own way to what Nancy 
characterised as the dissolution, the dislocation, or the conflagration of 
community. Many concern the limits of political activism and the fate of 
left political subcultures, and all use narrative as a means to explore 
social and political issues.



Encompassing over fifty hours of material the exhibition can be navigated 
by means of a printed or downloadable programme. Each visitor will only be 
able to see a fraction of the works on offer, but connections can be made 
between works on any particular course through the exhibition, which has 
been designed to accommodate both prolonged viewing and shorter visits. A 
screening room will show five daily programmes, in a more structured 
approach to the exhibitions historical and political framework. These 
begin with an Anglo-French focus before expanding to include international 
filmmakers reflecting on the radical political movements of the 1960s and 
1970s.



The exhibition focuses on a period that could be described as the long 
1970s (1968-84)  all the works were either made during this time, or 
reflect on the radical social and political movements of the era. The 
defiant video installation about the Aids crisis, Journal of the Plague 
Year (1984) by Stuart Marshall (194993, UK) has been specially restored 
for the exhibition. Also included is a new edit  within an installation 
designed for the exhibition  of Peggy and Fred in Hell (19842015) by 
Leslie Thornton (b. 1951, USA), featuring footage shot whilst in residence 
at Raven Row; and newly available reels from the epic Five Year Diary 
(198197) by Anne Charlotte Robertson (19492012, USA), preserved by the 
Harvard Film Archive, will be screened for the first time in the UK.

Extended gallery opening hours: 11am-7pm, Wednesday to Sunday

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Leslie Thornton, Peggy and Fred in Hell- Folding (1985-2015). Still from 
digital video (originated on 16mm film), 95 mins. Courtesy of the artist.

Raven Row, London: 3 December 2015  14 February 2016
Opening: Wednesday 2 December, 6-9pm (Extended gallery hours Wed-Sun 11-7)
Download exhibition programme PDF (57kb)

The Inoperative Community

Serge Bard, Eric Baudelaire, Ericka Beckman, Cinema Action, Patrick Deval, Lav 
Diaz, Mati Diop, Stephen Dwoskin, Luke Fowler, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre 
Gorin, Johan Grimonprez, Marc Karlin, Stuart Marshall, Anne-Marie Miville, Pere 
Portabella, Yvonne Rainer, Jackie Raynal, Anne Charlotte Robertson, Helke 
Sander, Jon Sanders, James Scott, Albert Serra, Leslie Thornton, Humphry 
Trevelyan.

Curated by London-based writer and curator Dan Kidner,  The Inoperative 
Community is an exhibition of experimental narrative film and video that 
broadly address crises of sociality and community. It draws on works made since 
1968 for cinema, television and the gallery, with subjects that range from the 
construction of memory to game theory, and artificial intelligence. The 
exhibitions title is borrowed from Jean-Luc Nancys 1986 essay of the same name, 
and while this connection did not determine the selection of works, they all 
bear witness in their own way to Nancys characterisation of the dissolution, 
the dislocation, or the conflagration of community. Many concern the limits of 
political activism and failures of the revolutionary politics of the late 
1960s.

Research for the exhibition began by finding means to reconstruct Journal of 
the Plague Year (1984), the defiant installation about the Aids crisis by 
Stuart Marshall (194993, UK). Other significant presentations include a new 
edit  within an installation designed for the exhibition  of the thirty-year 
project Peggy and Fred in Hell (19842015) by Leslie Thornton (b. 1951, USA), 
featuring footage shot on a residency at Raven Row; while newly available reels 
from the epic Five Year Diary (198197) by Anne Charlotte Robertson (19492012, 
USA), preserved by the Harvard Film Archive, will be screened for the first 
time in the UK.

The exhibition  itself constituting a kind of inoperative community attempts to 
reframe discussions about the overlapping and entangled histories of art, 
cinema and television. Visitors will be invited to select from over fifty hours 
of material. Comfortable seating has been designed to enable prolonged viewing 
as well as shorter visits, while, in the manner of a film festival, all 
starting times will be indicated. Alongside the galleries, a purpose-built 
screening room will show five daily programmes, each a point of departure for 
thinking about experimental film.

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