Cultural Alliance Research Institute
Given todays collision
of isms, a malaise as to personal relevance seems fixed in the fabric
of our Modern, Postmodern, and Posthighpostmodern reality. Discoveries
of value or quality of existence hang in the balance neglecting
the overview while we grope in myopic minutia only furthers this dislocation.
Our committed research stretches beyond the norms of specificity. Our
findings reach for poignant benchmarks in finding ones self. Please
enjoy our work and support our ongoing effort to create images and thought
that provoke inquiry. We are dedicated to thoughtful pursuit of projects
that deliver ideas -- ideas that confirm questions you might have concerning
your relevance in this universe.
mode of iconoclasm which is called censorship does not necessarily
take the form of direct assault or removal. Its cunning consists in denying
its own operation and leaving no scars.
the sexuality of christ in renaissance art and in modern oblivion
The issue is not at all anarchy versus organization, nor even centralism
versus decentralization, but a calculus or conception of the problems
of nondenumerable sets, against the axiomatic of denumerable sets.
-G. Deluze and/or F. Guattari
a thousand plateaus
Iconography, truth serum for the believer a conundrum
for the initiated the crush of isms in the service of Truth
seems limp when naming and marking coveted domains w/o the blessing of
doubt informing our reality:
the evolution of paradox, the conundrum that does not go away.
when Grow-or-die Meets Godzilla
Paradoxy surfaces to confront the unknowable. The unknowable is standard
stoppage in the search for truth. Truth, a canon subject to change in
polarity like good and evil suffers from radical mood
swings while paradox remains authentic, reconciled in confusion
My interest is the paradox between the feeling of being human
and the illusion that must be preserved: an aesthetic that
relates to the human condition a once unique condition now
compromised by the tally, [7x10 to the 9th] and
The story of paradoxy is the stuff of myth, human existence still stands,
anthropocentrically, as the fundamental paradox; locked in the
genetic white noise of our vestigial tails.
-M. Lee Randles
The Ambiguous Sampler
"We live, as we dreamalone. . . ." Joseph Conrad
"We dream, as we livealone. . . ." Gus Kahan
pressing The Envelope
hard to push the envelope w/o pissing on it occasionally,
everyone makes mistakes. We are making it up as we go along.
If Patty Chayefsky could see Fox News doing
fair and balanced he'd grin from ear to ear, He'd mutter, "Fox
News, the more you watch the less you know. And it came to pass. I'm mad
as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore?"
Now will Google go the way of Network News? Seems Orwellian
As a state of being paradoxy was recognized and co-opted by the need
to believe. To believe is that leap of faith which directs human effort
from puzzlement into understanding. Once structured, an ism directs
sets of pronouncements of truth that mobilizes the economies
of growth, acquisition and persecution. The very observation of paradox
changed the parameters of existence. Unlike the invention of (big G)
God, paradox remains a hobgoblin to those seekers of Truth. Over time,
before the condition was named, paradox was one of the observers of
the human condition. Humanity, from its beginnings, has struggled to
deny the state of ambiguity with little success and no practical result.
Gustave O. Kahan: The day the mirth stood still
and not just in terms of ethnology, of sexual prohibitions: to speak
of the constantly shifting and obstinate forms of repression in our
own culture, and not to write a chronicle of morality or of tolerance,
but to reveal how the limits of the western world and the origins of
its morality are its tragic division from the happy world and from desire.
for a Self-organized Social Construct
Pop is the on-going effort to scratch an unlocatable itch; a profound
reason for the same old thing to be new an urge that will not
die. It is to wrestle a serpent whose head you will never see.
In an imperfect world, kitsch will live forever; both art and life rely
on business with its invisible hand to guide us through and science
will always be science. In a perfect world there is less than nothing;
Post Pop, business with a conscience, no entropy order w/o chaos
and Frogs always get the Fairy Princess.
This website is dedicated to Joseph McCarthy and J.
Robert Oppenheimer. The two forces which grip us all.