Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dinner with Kant

The current issue of Cabinet magazine features a piece on Kant and disgust: Leftovers/Dinner with Kant, by Christopher Turner.

It also features an awesome Hogarth painting, Francis Matthew Schutz in His Bed.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Full Spectrum Dominance: Harold Pinter Poems on Death and Iraq

American Football


It works.

We blew the shit out of them.

We blew the shit right back up their own ass.

And out their fucking ears.

It works.

We blew the shit out of them.

They suffocated in their own shit!


Prasise the Lord for all good things.

We blew them into fucking shit.

They are eating it.

Praise the Lord for all good things.

We blew their balls into shards of dust,

Into shards of fucking dust.

We did it.

Now I want you to come over here and kiss me on the mouth.

August 1991


Where was the dead body found?
Who found the dead body?
Was the dead body dead when found?
How was the dead body found?

Who was the dead body?

Who was the father or daughter or brother
Or uncle or sister or mother or son
Of the dead and abandoned body?

Was the body dead when abandoned?
Was the body abandoned?
By whom had it been abandoned?

Was the dead body naked or dressed for a journey?

What made you declare the dead body dead?
Did you declare the dead body dead?
How well did you know the dead body?
How did you know the dead body was dead?

Did you wash the dead body
Did you close both its eyes
Did you bury the body
Did you leave it abandoned
Did you kiss the dead body

The Bombs

There are no more words to be said

All we have left are the bombs

Which burst out of our head

All that is left are the bombs

Which suck out the last of our blood

All we have left are the bombs

Which polish the skulls of the dead

God Bless America

Here they go again,
The Yanks in their armoured parade
Chanting their ballads of joy
As they gallop across the big world
Praising America's God.

The gutters are clogged with the dead
The ones who couldn't join in
The others refusing to sing
The ones who are losing their voice
The ones who've forgotten the tune.

The riders have whips which cut.
Your head rolls onto the sand
Your head is a pool in the dirt
Your head is a stain in the dust
Your eyes have gone out and your nose
Sniffs only the pong of the dead
And all the dead air is alive
With the smell of America's God.

January 2003

Harold Pinter

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wonder What the Others are Up To?

Hetain Patel

A small group exhibition at Gallery OED in Cochin, India that questions identity and the relationship between South Asians and those in the Diaspora.

Artists: Mequitta Ahuja, Anna Bhushan, Vandana Jain, Rajkamal Kahlon, Fawad Khan, Swati Khurana, , Divya Mehra and Hetain Patel.




Members of POP participate in MFA Exhibition, San Francisco

Annie McKnight, Material Process


From CCA's Website:
The Graduate Program in Fine Arts is proud to present the 2009 MFA Exhibition. The program has an interdisciplinary orientation that supports both the crossing and merging of mediums as well as the investigation and use of content from diverse areas of thought. Our program stimulates students to hone their skills and expand their ideas through a critically engaged artistic practice while providing them with a greater awareness of the global context within which contemporary art is made and circulated. This exciting exhibition is the culmination of a demanding course of study, production, and review. We welcome you to witness the results and join us in congratulating the graduating class of 2009.
Pop Members: Al-Shukri, Hillman, Mcknight, Noz, Ruznik

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

War and Medicine

I wanted to share some new drawings I'm working on. They're ink drawings on U.S. Military autopsy texts from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009