Wednesday, August 16, 2017

PROJECT X O: M A G A
















An amusing incident took place
during this casual installation
and documentation



Another monochromatic
evening
in the twilight zone





Hmmm
an XO vessel
filled with water
wearing a red cap





What does it read?
Can't quite make it out




While I was taking these
photo images



Roll up,
Roll up for the Oakland Police 
Not only driving slowly
up to where I stood
but stopping for a long red light
even with me,
Hate to have to rationalize
my presence and behavior
for their amusement,
disown the hat so to speak,
But they weren't interested
in me apparently






There it is...
New Mexico 
a red state I take it





This is in the immediate vicinity
of the police bee hive,
Have previously wondered
if my activity might
attract any interrogation




But no
this may still be
a free country after all,
Because the cops don't need you
And man the expect the same




July 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Last Plug-In for Pop-Up



IN PROGRESS











Core sample
Smart phone in amber



Some last thoughts
and remaining image captures
from the Museum of Capitalism
Installed in a temporary art gallery
in Jack London Square it is
on view until 20 August




Boundaries and maps
cities and wasteland




Addictive capitalist commodities
found along the route



Fifteen cigarettes
on a dead man's chest



Even included
 matches



Note the so-phony
nature theme
not a mention
of disposal of toxic butts








Clever packaging
design


 
The road to hell
is paved with
good marketing




 There was a good swig left
I tried it and felt OK
I of course didn't smoke
any of the cigarettes,
Would I cause more
or less suffering
if I gave them
to a street person?




The Potomac revs up
for another cruise,
Hard to believe it
was once junked
sunk and later resurrected


I listened to the band warm up
but didn't remain in earshot
past a dilapidated
Beatles song




Red white and blue
locked and loaded
ready for action



Love to have the energy
to attempt fishing from such a craft,
I mentioned at my age
you find the guy's boat
going around in circles
and the old geezer missing,
This just happened at Tomales Bay
an old oyster farmer
who skipped the life-jacket,
The young employees laughed
and they were interested but
completely uninformed
about the nearby Museum
of Capitalism,
The older guy behind
the conversation did not seem
to dig the drift of our conversation,
I nonchalantly shoved off





Into the salt water
you go


Kayak samurai
psyches himself up



Off he goes
as seen from my bench


Nativist
capitalism





Location of
the Museum of Capitalism,
Up that red flight
of stairs



Boats go by
boats go by






God blesses America




The National Mall
with white denims
 the thing this Summer



The flag seems
to follow you
around its space





The original inhabitants
of earth
never imagined
how its resources
 might be
better managed








Here's your planet
back
blackened
and extracted



The wealth-creators
express their
appreciation



Jewel box with
miniature coffin
Bible
 and carpet
on a wooden floor




Bankster noir



Surveillance technology
is making rapid strides
toward singularity,
Since God died
man has had
to re-invent Him,

AI
and the
Second Coming




Attractive and
informative
take-away lit


A flag hangs
before its mirror image
in a photo
from Standing Rock
Frontline in
 the struggle against the
petroleum-security complex






Police
muscle truck







Total security
provides us
with the feeling
of security






July 2017


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Yesterday's Theater

























Back to the Grand lake
first time in decades
last film I recall seeing here
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
first run




I'll be right back
Splash Pad








First got to cop
my ticket


Back to the Park
not to splash down
so much as to
blast off


Back inside
not so much with
eyes you've not used yet
but with a refreshed mindset

Almost show time



Contemplation
of timeless truths
 courage
and suffering


 
In aged splendor






An antique curtain
all that it bespeaks




A Magic Carpet



Turning to gold
in enhanced
perception



Turning into
the fabric of dreams


 
Red window
of the end of the world



The Mothership
rumbles
overhead



The lights go down
the archetypal experience
of a dream
begins in darkness



The curtain rises




 

A glorious experience
not a war movie
more raw survival
on land on the sea
 and in the sky
incredibly filmed


Projected in glorious 70 MM
ones flies low over water
 existential
enduration
in verisimilitude








Settee
As old as Europe itself
 Time to descend past
the crystal chandelier
and out to daylight
again





DUNKIRK
where I've actually been
in 1985,
where the night train
from London to Paris
hops the channel





11 August 2017