Archive for June, 2010

Barbara Ellmerer: photon flux, 2010

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Head Farm?

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Jab.:We should change the name of our quarter. What about Head Vessel ? Every start begins with a sensation of uncomfortness, with the will to change, to leave stability.

Mag.: No, changes start because of a  good feeling, of being in tune.

Here a service on Heads in the Nuclear Industry:

Head I

(Concept of a Future High Pressure – Boiling Water Reactor, HP-BWR
Frigyes Reisch: Nuclear Power Safety, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden)

Reactor vessel head and reactor internals
Reactor vessel head and reactor internals

Head II

(U.S. Cedes Capability for Largest Nuclear Forgings As the world prepares for a new age of nuclear power, demand rises for ultra-heavy forgings to build the reactors. Here’s a closer look at the reasons that the U.S. can’t deliver the supply. By Peter Alpern)

Fabricating a nuclear reactor vessel head. Seven of the components of such structures are forgings that weigh over 500 tons. Nuclear-plant builder Areva is installing this fabricating capability in the U.S., comparable to what it now performs at a French plant.


Thursday, June 24th, 2010

: Dipping of the prow into the water.

Post 1572 – Supernova

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

The last post (Head as a vessel) on this blog was 1572nd post in this blog. Googling  1572 leads to SN 1572. The entry begins with: When Tycho Brahe was on his way home on November 11, 1572, his attention was attracted by a star in Cassiopeia.  Wikipedia speaks of Tycho’s Supernova … It burst forth in early November 1572 and was independently discovered by many individuals.

Nils Röller: The head as a vessel

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Very Hungry God calls the idea of the human head as a vessel and reservoir in question, since the buckets are completely empty.

Subodh Gupta: The Stainless Steel Bucket, 2008,
courtesy Subodh Gupta

The materials of Gupta’s sculptures, utensils in everyday use in India, are also traditional attributes of the gods. As such, they are useful for spiritual orientation. His sculptures point to the ambivalent status of instruments that structure the relationship between Man and his inner world as well as his outer world. This inner world is considered by traditional Indian culture as a transit station. The artistic thematization of instruments and everyday materials as in Gupta’s work is sculptural and therefore visual-spatial, yet it can also be time-based and appeal primarily to the ear instead of the eye.

Excerpt of Pointers – Contribution to beam me up

Last day: Johnny Depp – Jack Sparrow’s Compass: Zentralbibliothek Zürich

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010


The compass of pirate captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy points to a new evaluation of the relationship between Man and his world by means of instruments. More

Ein Kompass, der dahin zeigt, was man am meisten wünscht, bestimmt die Handlung in den Filmen „Piraten der Karibik” (2003, 2006, 2007). Eine Replik des Geräts in den Händen des Piratenkapitäns Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) zeigt die Ausstellung Magnetische Erfahrungen, die noch bis zum 16. Juni 2010 in der Zentralbibliothek Zürich zu sehen ist.


Noch zwei Tage: Magnetische Erfahrungen in der Zentralbibliothek Zürich

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Judith Albert, two kinds, 2010, Videostills mit Zeichnung überarbeitet, Inkjetprint

Magnetische Erfahrungen

The last three days – Die letzten drei Tage: Magnetische Erfahrungen

Monday, June 14th, 2010


Ravi Agarwal

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Ravi Agarwal

Where Three Dreams Cross


Thursday, June 10th, 2010

“Above all the fights … nobody ever had the smallest chance to fight with Marcel” (Arman).
Jabès: Substitute Marcel with the word “zero”.
Realometer: I have expected you to say: Substitute Marcel with “god”.
Magnes: This would have contradicted the subtlety of both.
D: Of both?
Jabès: Thank you for the question, but I have to reject it, too much honor for me.
Magnes: Zero  contains male and female, plus and minus in infinitesimal combinations.
Realometer: And a head? Indiana’ s head is a product of all the heads that had been seen in the movies. Indiana’s had is marked by the Eliot effect, which is an effect produced by history, and therefore by linear writing. The head in the Indiana cartoon is a combination of heads which have been sketched in other cartoons. Indiana’s head is the ultimate head of a certain time. Different times have different forms of ultimate heads.
Jabès: Different places have different heads, zeros and knifes. Butcher knifes, pen knifes (Schreibmesser),