~THE PSEUDO BOWLING PARTY: BLACK & WHITE. and, yes it’s even . . in Brooklyn
the PSEUDO BOWLING PARTY of SEPT 2012.
some advance thoughts.
yes. it’s an intense mind scramble, so if you can’t take the heat – skip up to the next post.
LOOKING BACK, MISSING JOSH . . .
and giving the thumbs-up to ANDREW SMITH’S NEWLY PUBLISHED . . . ‘TOTALLY WIRED: ON THE TRAIL of the GREAT DOTCOM SWINDLE’. The Story of JOSH HARRIS & PSEUDO.
the great tech bubble of the 90s.
the rise and . . . the FALL. the wipe-out.
yep, the beginnings of that little ole thing we call . . . the Internet.
or: WE CAPTURE & ENSLAVE – KILLER WHALES, don’t we ?
HONEY BOO BOO – YOU BETTER WATCH OUT !!
BLACK & WHITE . . . just happen to be – the new ‘trend’ colors for FALL 2012, ha !!
see: Brooklyn Nets, Jay-z et al – aka ‘All Black in Brooklyn’ !!
. . . just saying.
NEW NETS – BLACK & WHITE LOGO – NEW YORK TIMES
SO, while ya’ll are awaiting your daily FIX of artlovers . . . take a mind-walk in the google ‘jungle’ – and look up: OCRAS / KILLER WHALES, who are back in the news . . . big time.
black and white and shiny all over – they are APEX predators, killing machines born to roam, and rule (!!) huge wide open sea territories. fierce as hell – and we lock ’em up in bathtub displays.
that’s who we are.
so who is JOSH HARRIS ?
PSEUDO YOU !! NOT EVERYTHING is BLACK & WHITE, or is it ?
how to even begin to tell you – the many layers to Pseudo. how about an animal metaphor, you know like they do to explain things for small children, in the Bible ?
see: independent Orca expert examines injury . . .
SEAWORLD says it was a “collision with a tank wall” . . . but you can clearly see it was a bite. a big one, they found the missing ‘chunk’ – on the floor of the tank. yes, they did. you can easily see the teeth puncture wounds, arranged in tell-tale orca mouth pattern. just look at the orca who was hurt.
this was an: orca on orca attack.
ORCA – KILLER WHALES in their NATURAL HABITAT.
PHOTO: DAVID ELLIFRIT CENTRE for WHALE RESEARCH c/o NEW YORK TIMES
see: DAVID ELLIFRIT CENTRE for WHALE RESEARCH
PRESCIENT, the NEW YORK TIMES SCIENCE PAGE . . . or what ?
turns out the SEPT 17, 2012 – NYT ARTICLE by SINDYAN BHANOO was quite, as they say, PRESCIENT !!
if you read between the lines – it’s quite interesting, too.
first off, orcas can live into their 90s, just like us, and no wonder they go crazy in captivity. this is not your average six month ‘insect’ life span.
second, bottomline: they need their mamas !! yo, mama !!
to protect, nourish, ‘coddle’ and comfort them – their WHOLE LIFE SPANS !! and instead they are placed into ‘bathtub’ scaled captivity – with other competitive alpha apex males.
no wonder things are going south over there in SEAWORLD. esp as these trained, caged … ‘pets’ age.
no wonder PETA – is having a fit. right on.
the Times Science article goes on to say:
“Humans, pilot whales and killer whales (orcas) are the ONLY known species in which females have a prolonged period of menopause – a time of life when they can not reproduce.”
(doesn’t mean, they don’t want sex, just saying . . . )
“Now, a study in the journal Science reports the purpose that menopause serves in orcas: for females to care for their sons and make sure their genes are passed on to future generations.”
“Females have a really unique life history . . . they stop reproducing in their 30s and 40s, but they can live into their 90s.”
” . . . for males over 30, the death of a mother meant an eightfold increase in the likelihood of death within a year.”
“Killer whales stick with their mothers their entire lives”.
DR. EMMA FOSTER, a marine biologist at at EXETER UNIVERSITY in ENGLAND, omg, another – BRIT !! – “suspects that mothers help sons with foraging or offer protection in encounters with other males.”
what the F, do the killer whales, in captivity . . read the NEW YORK TIMES ?
funny that they should ‘act out’ – on the heels of that article, or what.
think about it. information is just – not as liner as we think.
species interaction is not as straight forward as we think. and I bet neither . . . is the planetary stuff.
SEAWORLD. ORCAS. BLACK & WHITE. SPECIES on SPECIES ATTACK. COMMUNICATION. NON-TRADITIONAL INFORMATION CHANNELS.
THE ROLE of the FEMALE. . . the changing world. captivity. instant headlines. instant trends. video footage at your fingertip. killer whales. killer minds.
and so, the wide open web – begins to weave.
and that’s how PSEUDO – ROLLS.
. . . it eats the ground beneath ya.
PSEUDO, under Josh – was like a TIGER. it rolled over everything, and ate up many countless people along the way, in its relentless path – to define the future.
TIGER: the GERMAN TANK & KILLING MACHINE of WWII. it mowed over everything in its path, it’s one flaw: speed and flexibility.
PSEUDO was like the inverse – it had speed and flexibility. iyt was intangible. it was information. it was prophecy.
it was the web – before the web was even a day-to-day instant connection . . . for the masses. around the globe.
WATCH YOUR BACK, NEW YORK CITY.
Pseudo was a tech bubble in the making, but Pseudo also put out many deep roots, just like any ‘program’. any code.
the art world c got caught up in Pseudo for sure, just as much the tech world.
everyone at Pseudo knew content, graphics, visuals, photographs, trends, culture . . . were gonna rule the wireless waves.
esp thinking outside the box.
BLACK & WHITE.
those are Josh’s paintings on the wall.
code, dude. the ‘BULLET’ IRONING BOARD, at center – painted black, natch. is by ALFREDO MARTINEZ.
the space belonged to JEFF GOMPERTZ, now based in THAILAND, who made the famous 99+ artist pod hotel inWE LIVE IN PUBLIC.
PHOTO/COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH
BLACK & WHITE PAINTINGS by JOSH HARRIS . . .
real gorgeous, meaningful. and going right over everybody’s head. even, here in the capital of the art world, NEW YORK FRIGGIN CITY, ha.
I guess that’s why killer whales, and killer minds – still need their mamas (!!), close by.
note to: ELI BROAD – EAT YOUR HEART OUT.
PSEUDO gonna take you down, big time. I mean your collection stopped in the 80’s – and that’s all there is to it.
you missed out on the 90s – Pseudo ruled the 90s, no doubt about it.
PHOTO/COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH
BLACK & WHITE.
THE SHOW INVITE CARD, FRONT & BACK, FOR: ‘QUIET, GUNS & QUILTS’
JOSH HARRIS, ALFREDO MARTINEZ & JOHN EBERENZ, NANCY SMITH
JUNE 28 – JULY 20, 2001
SIVERSTEIN GALLERY – 520 WEST 21st STREET, NYC
the card’s artwork & design by: NANCY SMITH – YES !!
and yes to: BLACK & WHITE !!
ps: if you were lucky enough to be there, like Charlie Finch was !! – you saw the rough cut of ‘WE LIVE IN PUBLIC’ . . . then called ‘QUIET’. based on, and named after the PSEUDO MILLION DOLLAR MILLENNIUM YEAR 2000 – mega party.
uncensored, raw and raunchy.
pre-SUNDANCE 2008 GRAND JURY WIN –
totally wired, as in 24/7 surveillance & totally on-edge: tech-wise. art-wise, yes !!
where that original copy is – nobody knows. maybe I have it on VCR/CASSETTE in a box somewhere.
yep, VCR/CASSETTE. Pseudo was rolling the internet – before DVD.
got your mind behind that ?
and, that’s how PSEUDO ROLLED – don’t blink. take no prisoners.
and flying straight over the mainstream, for sure.
for good or for bad, . . . depends on your bank account, I guess.
but it was in DOUBLE DUTCH TIME, FAST – all the way. what a trip.
say what: KILLER WHALES . . . and KILLER MINDS.