this is it. this is really it this is all there is. and it’s perfect as it is. there is nowhere to go but here. there is nothing here but now. there is nothing now but this. and this is it. this is really it this is all there is. and it’s perfect as it              

Dec 13, 2011

my mom found some photos i took when i was aged 11 through 14.  i like them.
this is it.
this is really it
this is all there is.
and it’s perfect as it is.
there is nowhere to go
but here.
there is nothing here
but now.
there is nothing now
but this.
and this is it.
this is really it
this is all there is.
and it’s perfect as it is.
this poem is by james broughton.  it’s called verburg.  i like it too.
i found it in a post about our friends ruben and scott and their new project with the artist joann verburg… the app as book  through location. chk it!
please enjoy the time as it passes.
posted by matt olson

here’s a man in the funny papers we all know alley oop oop oop oop oop he lived way back a long time ago alley oop oop oop oop oop oh well this cat’s name is a-alley oop alley oop oop oop oop oop he’s got a chauffeur that’s a genuine dinosaur alley oop oo              

Dec 9, 2011

ommu is pleased to announce the exhibition & publication launch of:


the kingsboro press  –  alley oop
awesomeness.  
rolu has a huge ommu announcement coming soon  (hint)  psyched.
please enjoy the time as it passes!
posted by matt olson

michael dumontier is a contemporary artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. he’s known for minimal paintings & collages but may be best known for his collaborations with marcel dzama, neil farber as a founding member of the royal art lodge              

Dec 7, 2011

our friend michael dumontier shares some glimpses of new work.  amazing.
sadly though, he’ll be taking a break from stopping off place.  
i will miss it. 
please enjoy the time while it is passing.
posted by matt olson

ruben nusz’s exhibition ‘sticks and stones’ explores the non-verbal language of painting as well as the metaphysics associated with painting’s potential for illusion. nusz has divided the recent work into two categories, a dialectic of shapes and meaning:              

Dec 7, 2011

our friend ruben nusz is showing some great new paintings from a series called ‘sticks and stones’ here in mpls at thomas barry fine arts.
opening reception friday december 9th 6-9pm

congrats ruben!
please enjoy the time while it is passing us by.
posted by matt olson

i believe sensoriality is the most primitive, the most immediate thing. if i want to retread hypothetical origins, i must concern myself with the senses. my childhood was sharply affected by the presence of what is summarily called nature; by the smells a              

Dec 7, 2011

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rolu’s sammie warren passed these along to me last night.  you have no idea how accurate these words are to the conversations we’ve been having lately.
thanks sammie!
please enjoy the endless episodes of this dramatic serial of life.
posted by matt olson

"is this a mutant? is this a quantum jump to a different energy level? is there a new form of communication to accomodate these changes? is it here? has it yet to be developed? has it any relationship to "knights thinking?" or hauntology? has it any…"              

Dec 6, 2011

page 102 0 to 9 magazine #6 july 1969

trans-space communication – hannah weiner
i am interested in exploring methods of communication that will be understood face to face or at any distance, regardless of language, country or planet or origin, by all sending and receiving.
for three years i have used the international code of signals to make poems and poetry events, because this code makes available and possible the translation of simultaneous equivalents:
  • flashing light (by morse): abstract visual
  • sound signaling (by morse): abstact aural
  • live semaphore: motion
  • fixed semaphore: motion
  • flag hoists: concrete visual
  • radio: electronic
  • words (including equivalent translations in seven different languages
i consider this code an exploration of linear communication, which has served the binary neurological function of the brain. the most useful thing for me here, in the code, is the understanding of the equivalents:  one kind of signal may equally be substituted for another with the exact same meaning.  it then becomes very clear when a different, non-linear thinking appears, as in “knights thinking” (schizophrenic thinking). here, as in the chess game, the move is two up in a linear fashion, but then one jump to the side, to a conclusion or a connection that may baffle the listener if he is expecting a linear-casual relationship.
lately my own explorations have dealt with the use of minimal clues: how much information can be received, and how accurately, through how little means.  for example, a television set with its back to the audience and no sound on represents an equivalent translation of movement into light through an electronic medium but offers little information; (negative shadows?). half a ping pong game may readily give the nature of the whole, half a telephone conversation may not.  when is movement a more efficient means of communication than words?  for what complexities of thought?  do different complexities require different methods of communication?  and how do we judge when to use what?
the amount of information available has more than doubled since ww2.  in the next etn years it will double again.  how do we deal with it?
  1. do we use more than the 5% of the brain now in use?
  2. do we process quicker?
  3. do we decode information more and put it in another form (not language) so that the present brain can handle it?
  4. is there a change in the neural circuits of the brain?
if the last, is this a change from a binary to an analog system in the brain?  is this a mutant? is this a quantum jump to a different energy level? is there a new form of communication to accomodate these changes? is it here? has it yet to be developed?  has it any relationship to “knights thinking?”  or hauntology? has it any relationship to changes in so-called  “states of consciousness?”  is it analogous, circular, field or some other non-linear system?
what relation will this new form have, or has already, to the high incidence of television, telephone and other electronic communication, to the fact that dr. sackett, at the university of wisconson, has discovered that monkeys reared in isolation have more adaptive learning facilities when the brain has been directly stimulated by electrodes?
at the moment i am interested in exploring methods of communication through space; considering space as space fields or space solids; through great distances of space; through small distances, such as the space between the nucleus and the electrons of an atom; through distances not ordinarily related to the form of communication used.  i am interested in doing this so that we may develop methods of communication that will be understood face to face, or at any distance, regardless of language, country, or planet of origin, by all sending and receiving.  for me this implies an understanding of four, five, (and six?) dimensional space; of how what can be transmitted through this space; of how these special dimensions relate to different “states of consciousness” and to different neurological patterns (if any). 
send replies to:box 619
woodstock, n.y.
or matt at ro-lu.com
interesting related text here
and i’ve been having some interesting conversations with john fleischer recently. more are coming.
please enjoy different methods of communication and “states of consciousness” today. 
posted by matt olson

the public life of yves saint laurent was as extravagant as it was decadent- but few are familiar with the private life of the legend. upon his death in 2008, pierre berge decided to sell the couple’s beloved private collection.it is through this momentou              

Dec 5, 2011

from yves saint laurent’s retirement announcement in 2002 and the beginning of the documentary l’amour fou by pierre thoretten available on dvd.
agree with him.
via purple 
please enjoy the encounter you have with today.
posted by matt olson

あの草原の中で いつか感じたなつかしいそれに気づいた わたしの中のすでに放たれていた光 空はわたし あなたは空 鳥はわたし あなたは鳥 太陽はわたし あなたは太陽 宇宙はわたし あなたは宇宙 光はわたし あなたは光 放たれて 反射する すべての光 前田征紀 — in a field i found a memory in myself – a light freed from deep within              

Dec 2, 2011

midnight sun, 1971 yukinori maeda via here and there vol. 10
the following poem(s) is via the taka ishii galley page for yukinori maeda’s 2009 exhibit “universal love.”
あの草原の中で
いつか感じたなつかしいそれに気づいた
わたしの中のすでに放たれていた光
空はわたし   あなたは空
鳥はわたし   あなたは鳥
太陽はわたし あなたは太陽
宇宙はわたし あなたは宇宙
光はわたし  あなたは光
放たれて
反射する
すべての光 
google in-browser translate from japanese to english says: 
in the meadow that
i noticed one day that i felt nostalgic 
emitted light was already in my
you are my sky sky 
i took this bird 
you my sun sun 
your my space space
you are my light shine
are emitted 
to reflect 
all the light 
taka isshi gallery in english says:
in a field 
i found a memory in myself 
a light freed from deep within 

i am the sky you are the sky 
i am the bird you are the bird 
i am the sun you are the sun 
i am the universe you are the universe 

i am the light you are the light 

expanding 
reflecting 
eternal light

i think all three are perfect.  the above images too.  i will be haunted.
please enjoy the light as it surrounds you.
posted by matt olson

art nova: this section is designed for galleries representing two to three of their artists with new works, meaning that they have been created during the last two years – and are often even "fresh" from the studio. at the miami beach convention center…              

Dec 1, 2011

rolu – custom desk for: arratia beer galerie, berlin courtesy mondo cane
unfortunately, events conspired at the very last moment to derail my trip to miami basel this year.  i am very sad.
arratia, beer is presenting work by omer fast, kateřina šedá, and javier téllez.  wow!  congrats you guys!  also present in their booth – a custom rolu desk and chairs set.
almost as good as being there? traveling along via mondo patrick aka p=mc².
and thanks to our pal cameron wittig for taking some beautiful photos of our work!
please enjoy the day, whether it unfolds the way you want or not.
posted by matt olson