Saturday in Santa Fe

02010-02-27 | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Japan in the late 19th Century:

More information about the image, and the Italian photographer who captured them, in this article.
This is a must-watch. Amazing, captivating, exhilarating, terrifying!

Do they dream of Hell in Heaven?

Read on one of the pieces in the current exhibit at Site Santa Fe.

SITE Santa Fe: Exhibitions
Artist, playwright, and musician Terry Allen examines an episode in the life of the similarly polymathic artist Antonin Artaud. Throughout his life, Artaud suffered a number of psychological crises, resulting in his repeated and lengthy institutionalization. In 1937, Artaud went to Ireland to return to the Irish people what he believed was the staff of St. George. He was involved in an altercation with the Dublin police and was subsequently deported. Because of his deteriorating psychological state, he was chained to a cot in the hull of the ship Washington for the seventeen-day journey back to France. This journey serves as the inspiration for Allen’s Ghost Ship Rodez, which will be presented in One on One.

Taking its title from the French mental institution “Rodez,” where Artaud spent a number of years after his deportation from Ireland, this exhibition will consist of room-sized multimedia works blending sculpture and video. A portion of the exhibition will invoke the physical environment of the Washington. Another will include a larger-than-life-size figure that refers to Artaud and the “Daughter of the Heart to be Born,” an archetype representing all the women in Artaud’s life. Although these works allude to the physical realities of Artaud’s life, their video components explore Artaud’s mindscape, giving form to psychological space. Allen invites us to take a journey into the depths of Artaud’s mind as he sees it.

And, yes I would think so, because without Hell Heaven is incomplete.


  1. Panj

    Ottmar, danke to the 3rd power for the sharing of Mr. Farsari’s works. Although I couldn’t read everything tonight, the pictures are exquisite!…a Meditation of Time, Space, Art, Love.

  2. Carol

    Ir that’s an example of what is to found on TED I’m going to be spending a lot of time there. I’m so happy that my granddaughter is studying in Ft. Collins to become a doctor and an anthropologist. There is no one culture in the world that is the greatest. All have something all can learn from, and yjosethat are lost have taken so much away from the whole.

  3. yumi

    “Do they dream of Hell in Heaven?”

    I wonder what Dante’s thoughts might be in a discussion?


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