Archive for May, 2010

Realometer: News at Head Farm

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Head Farm is becoming an attractor. Words group around this name. I start to make arrangements. So I separate rooms, first a news room. Like bricks thrown through a window they come. Luckily enough the window is open. Words and photos of the oil disaster in the gulf, fear of uprising international conflicts with North Corea and news of earthquakes at the stock exchange are landing on my table. The planks of the floor are creaking. Perhaps the floor is not stable enough.


„Ich kann nicht schreiben, nur um andere und mich selbst zu trösten. Ich will am liebsten anonym sein. Das liegt auch an meiner Idee, dass die Sprache gar nicht mir gehört. Sie hat sich durch Geschichte herausgebildet, und dass sie sich durch mich ausdrückt, ist zufällig“. (Inger Christensen: „Verwandlung – Das Gedichteschreiben“. In: Schreibheft 74. S. 62).

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Head Farm

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

D: A certain time I spent on Head Farm, not a time of harvest. We read poetry. R.M.Gerhardt’s poems led us to the notion of ruins. European art and poetry he regards as conditioned by ruins; american by the will of becoming. Today this distinctions are not specific. Contemporary artistic production is dominated by a trend towards globally selling art works; this collides with other trends, driven by epistemological and technological shifts.  Head Farm has strengthend the question how cerebral we are. Sometimes I dare to say, that there are different streams of intensity at work in my head. But when I try to clear this I can only say and think that there is one stream, which I sense.
Realometer: Writing the soul interacts with itself.
J.: And painting or drawing?
Realometer: Painting the soul  immerses in the distance or in the proximity of a detail. The soul by the way is an effect of writing; the head a part of a body.

Barbara Ellmerer

Monday, May 24th, 2010


Monday, May 24th, 2010

D.: Nature is a chance to produce non-retinal works of art. Contrasts in this works are lines of force.

J: Without contrast mankind cannot create images of god and of itself.


“Sie steigen auf, die Schmetterlinge des Planeten…” (Inger Christensen in: Schreibheft 74. S. 41)

Image, text, clima shift

Friday, May 21st, 2010

J.: There is no image of god. When mankind creates images, it creates images of itself, of its own conditions. The climate change is an image of men’s attempt to find a relation to nature.

Realometer: Nature is an artefacet. It is an effect of cultural production, therefore we conceive nature as a text. A text contains elements. They are written, they can be cancelled or recombined.


Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Drawing a line, you are balancing between something and nothing, between foreground and background.

J.: Foreground and background are defined reciprocally, like god and man.

Realometer: Man is called an image of god.

Judith Albert

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010


Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

D.: And color? The perception of color is not equally distributed. It opens a realm of fuzziness, which we have to overcome by a non-retinal art.
J.: Overcoming, to overcome something, that we cannot think. We can just subvert what we have made, what we have read, written or thought.