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अपने अस्तित्व को भ्रम की तरह दिखाते हुए कौर्टनी के सेल्फ़ पोर्ट्रेट्स

फ़ाइन आर्ट फ़ोटोग्राफ़र कौर्टनी रॉय (Kourtney Roy) के सेल्फट-पोर्ट्रेट हमें उस कल्पनालोक में ले जाते हैं जहां हम कलाकार के अतीत को उसकी समकालीनता में घटित होते हुए देख सकते हैं. प्रत्येक फ़ोटो में हम कलाकार को अधिकतर अकेला ही पाते हैं, या अकेले नहीं होते हुए भी वह एकाकीपन के गहरे भाव में डूबी हुई प्रतीत होती है जिससे स्मृति की पूर्वधारणा की का अनुभव होता है. हर फ़ोटो एक अस्थाई भाव को प्रगट करता है और कर्म तथा दिक् के संयोजन के क्षण की अल्पकालिकता स्पष्ट करता है. कौर्टनी संसार में अपनी उपस्थिति को एक भ्रम की भांति दिखाना चाहती हैं. फ़ोटो लेने के लिए चुनी गई विंटेज सैटिंग्स और माहौल का चुनाव रोज़मर्रा की नीरसता और बोझिलपन को दर्शाने में सफल है.

Photography

Stripped Back

Stripped back

pared down

all embellishment removed;

remember how tears burn

what pain tastes like

how sharp the blade was

they drove into your back, 72 mots de plus

Existential

Say What You Mean to Say

I’ve spent this week disgruntled with work and happy with what I’m cooking. The amount of work I have is at a low ebb, which makes me anxious and irritated. 488 mots de plus

trying to do something else out of the rut.

london 11.40am 13.6C cloud. wednesday 2016

flowers are bursting out everywhere around me.

the bluebells , cherry blossoms are now gone, but in its place are a lot of others. 622 mots de plus

Politics as a Feeling

A 2003 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found something that, believe it or not, surprised nobody. The conclusion of the study found that « People vote with their party, not their personal beliefs. 765 mots de plus

O'Maolchaithaigh a reblogué votre sur ENNUI, Personal & Political et a répondu comme suit:

Personally, I think the rise of Trump has been something easily predicted by the way we vote for people based on looks and personality. But voting for people based solely on party affiliation is not helpful to our country, ourselves or the ideals we claim to fight for. In fact, I would say that any voting machine rigged to allow people to vote a straight party ticket is rigged against democracy, against free thought, and against common sense. Why do politicians get elected who are straight-out crooks, liars, or hypocrites? It is not because they became corrupted after being elected, but because they weren't evaluated critically, thoughtfully, and thoroughly. It is because people like a certain candidate for President or Congress or local office, and they vote for every candidate who is running on that same party ticket. If we don't know much or anything at all about a candidate, we should never vote for them. Let some of them win with a handful of votes from close freinds and political party hacks. I'd be willing to bet that the ones who win with 1% or less of the votes cast will be unwilling to invade other countries or try outright theft and deceit, because they can't count on enough support to claim any kind of mandate, or wiggle out of peronal responsibility.

Burn the Pages

Burn the pages

of all my poems

of all my dreams

of all my thoughts

burn them all;

let the flames consume them

reduce all my work to ashes… 88 mots de plus

Existential

You can't eat water

So I’ve been playing Planescape: Torment.

Jesus,” you might say. “What are you thinking? That came out in 1998!”

Yeah, I’m a jerk. Listen, when I was a kid there were only so many things to do and so many places to be, right? 838 mots de plus