stare: Gazing with the power of Authority, the uniform,
the club. And the judge, also a member of the Criminal Justice
System. Caught between them is the quarry, trussed-up (handcuffed),
not knowing the ropes, trusting in a stranger (lawyer), thus
arc: "There are two types of enthroned male figures:
one youthful and strong with an erect phallus, the other ancient
and peaceful.... The first, brimming with virility, represents
the revival of nature, the second symbolizes dying nature." M.
Gimbutas, The Language of the Goddess. San Francisco, 1989.
smokehouse: J. Weishaus, "Becoming a Shaman."
Cafe: "We were like birds in cages surrounded by
lions, wrote Hugo Ball, who, together with his life-long companion
Emmy Hennings, began the dada show at the Cabaret Voltaire. The
cannons could be heard not far from Zurich as the War thundered
on. Lenin lived a few blocks away at the time, but is not recorded
as having attended dada evenings." M.
Taussig, "The Nervous System: Homesickness and Dada." Stanford Humanities
Review #1 (1989). The Zurich Cafe, in turn, was located on Central Avenue,
Albuquerque's Nob Hill district.
Basquiat:. "How did he come up with those words
he puts all over everything? Their aggressively handmade look fits
his peculiarly political sensibility. He seems to have become the
gutter and his world view very much that of the downtrodden and
dispossessed. Here the possession of almost anything of even marginal
value becomes a token of corrupt materialism. This is the bum coveting
a pair of Guston's shoes. When Jean-Michel writes in almost subliterate
scrawl : Safe plush he think-- it is not on a Park Avenue facade
that would be totally outside the beggar's venue but on a rusted-out
door in a godforsaken neighborhood. Plush to whom safe from what?" R.
Ricard, "The Radiant Child." Artforum. December,
"Making it to (Basquiat) meant going down in history, ranked
beside the Great White Fathers of Western painting in the eyes of the major critics,
museum curators, and art historians who ultimately determine such things. What
he got for his grasping for immortality from the gaping mouths of these godheads
was a shitload of rejection,
(mis)apprehension, and arcane or inconclusive interpretations." G. Tate, "Nobody
Loves a Genius Child: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Flyboy in the Buttermilk." In,
editor, Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Notebooks. New York, 1993.
us or not the art of glue sniffing has been around since long before
glue was even made! But of course then it was hard to get a farmer
to let you sniff the rump of a horse, believe you me! It is written
in the Bible that many of the Apostles were heavy glue sniffers which
led to it's early popularity until of course the glue famine of 0001.
Until Columbus sailed the Atlantic in search of glue did he discover
the new land. (Columbus was later jailed for selling illegal crack
glue to gun toting school children) After the American Independence
in 1776 it is said that Thomas Jefferson was high on glue sniffing
when he wrote the Declaration. (Just watch 1776.) In the 1900's the
famous glue company Elmer's was investigated for marketing glue to
teens and claims that the glue was not addictive, which led to a
shortage of glue sniffers and the result of marketing glue to glue
stuff with, which was
considered absurd at the time." National Glue Sniffers of America.
Ihde, Postphenomenology. Evanston, IL., 1993.
Hermann: Interned in a Nazi death camp at the age of
eight, she survived to become an art teacher in New York, and a
sculptor whose work is in several major collections. Hermann moved
to Albuquerque in 1982, where she died of cancer in 1994.
deaf: G. Corso From, "Marriage."