Kinship of Rivers going to the Po River Bologna with 3000 river flags…then the Everest.

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Kinship of Rivers going to the Po River, Bologna, with 3000 river flags…then the Everest. Thank you all for your help. I’ll keep you updated with blogs and pictures.

Kinship, curated by Patti Campani debuts Saturday May5 2016 at the DuePuntiLab exhibition space in Bologna.

Kinship is a term that has no parallel in Italian: it indicates a complex network of relations which range from common bloodlines, to an extended social belonging, to the sense of one’s own roots, even to a deep and personal affinity with other beings, cultures.


For this reason it does not have a collective character, but rather that of a single project realized by various artists, by a plurality of voices united in a single body.


Kinship is dedicated to the River, to its flow, its incessant becoming, which, throughout the mutations and the complexity of its course, remains nothing other than itself. We all belong to this phenomenon: to a unique and vital source which draws us together, while allowing us to differentiate ourselves in a thousand different rivulets, and to flow while appropriating diverse experiences, even to lose ourselves and re-forge ourselves throughout the single surge towards the headwaters, which guide us towards a vaster totality to which we all ultimately belong.


The artists in Kinship who narrate this epic experience belong to different artistic contexts and territories: poetry, sculpture, architecture, photography, and video, all of which combine throughout the exhibition’s narrative course, to form a single current of intertwining creativity.
Guy Lydster, sculptor, Paolo Quartapelle, photographer, Simone Garagnani Alessandro Menegoli e Lucia Trebbi cofounders of DuePuntiLab, Wang Ping, poet.


For the occasion the sonnets of Wang Ping have been translated for the first time in to Italian. The printing of the booklet was a donation from the Department of Modern Languages, University of Bologna- Prof.ssa.Lilla Maria Crisafulli; the translations of the texts are edited by Vanessa Montesi and Margherita Orsi.


The evening of the opening will also be enhanced by the gracious presence of the poetess herself, Wang Ping. She will honour listeners and spectators with a reading from her Crown Sonnets, and she will willingly engage visitors to participate in her worldwide project “The Kinship Of Rivers” . The public will also be able to send out a prayer/thought in the form of a tiny flag towards the next leg of her voyage: Mount Everest.

Opening : Thursday May 5, 7:00 pm
DuePuntiLab – via Solferino 19, Bologna
From 5 to 28 May 2016
Opening hours:
on Saturday from 17.00 to 19.0
on the occasion of “Diverdeinverde” – Friday, May 20, Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 23 from 15.00 to 19.00
daily by telephone appointment at the following telephone numbers: 3474511331 – 3398721040 – 3336419333

Wang Ping's photo.
 

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Our choice is to band together with like minded, open hearted people to take back our rights and our power right here and now…and to help others all over the world to do so as well. We intentionally live in a community – Santa Cruz, CA – that has done itself proud repeatedly, standing up against nuclear radiation, pesticides, toxic aerial spray, mandatory smart meters, the NDAA and more. We all have our email lists of awakening activists and freedom lovers and we are well organized. We hope that that can be an inspiring beacon for other communities world-wide. Such communities are not just found, they are made. Good luck and hang in there!

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Buffalohair: Tribute to a Truly Great Humanitarian Robert Perske

Tribute to a Truly Great Humanitarian Robert Perske

bovThrough my camera lens I witnessed history and I also observed greatness, a true humanitarian & acclaimed author,*Robert Perske, champion of the innocent and the abused. If you met him you would know how inspirational he is and the battles that he fought for those who had no voice. But for me, he became my mentor, my personal inspiration and my dear friend.

 

It’s been a while now since Bob and I chewed the fat as he and his army of compatriots struggled fought and finally achieved the impossible, the posthumous pardon of an man/child **Joe Arridy who was executed for a crime he was incapable of committing so long ago.

 

Inspired by Bob’s book ***’Deadly Innocence?’, Screenwriter Dan Leonetti, Photographer Antonio Sanchez and Advocacy Coordinator Craig Severa set out on an impossible trek to clean the name of an innocent man, with Bob at the helm steering them through turbulence times and the many obstacles that lay before them through the years of struggle. Bob was and continues to be the guiding light for all that is humanity.

 

The momentum grew as more concerned human beings joined in the struggle to vindicate this man/child Joe Arridy. Eventually drawing hard hitting attorney David Martinez who through cunning and the professionalism that brought him success in the first place, placed a pardon on Colorado Governor Bill Ritter’s desk. Fortunately the noble signed the pardon and the rest is history, it took a decade to pull it off, but they pulled off the impossible and Robert Perske was the tip of the spear.

 

Guess I should call him Mr. Robert Perske for he truly deserves a formal title but if Bob was here he’d scoff at the formality. Bob is a very down to earth guy and a joy to chat with for his every word is true inspiration. What started out as some footage for a feature film turned into an epic journey into the mind of a true leader and humanitarian, Mr. Robert Perske. But if he were here he would kick my butt for being so damn formal!

 

Though I learned so much just from watching Bob through my camera, it was when the lights were all packed up and my gear was stowed away when I got to meet the real Robert Perske and it was refreshing to note he was the very same guy off camera as he was on camera. Bob is the real deal and should be considered a national treasure for all his giving and fighting for those who have no voice. Though I could never fill his shoes, I’ve chosen to walk his path. Like a squirrel following a the mighty grizzly bear, I will forever be in his shadow.

 

What was real cool, I became his student of sorts and would sit with him hours after engagements when we had the time to chat and I would savor his every word for I was truly learning how he fights for the weak and rallies the troops. Those talks are priceless lessons on how to achieve the impossible and hopefully I am going to do exactly what BOB taught me, to achieve the impossible and it’s all Bob’s fault, right Bob?

 

Robert Perske, you are my personal inspiration and I promise to keep the struggle for humanity alive and strong. I learned and I breath your wisdom and your words Bob, I to can also hear the cries of the weak and the innocent for it was you who cleaned my ears, I’m going to make history and it’s all because of you. Bob, you are the very essence of humanity and I got a bonnaroo teacher.

 

*http://www.robertperske.com/Bob.html

 

**http://www.friendsofjoearridy.com/conversation.htm

 

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Buffalohair: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: ‘Am I a Cannibal Because I Ate My Friend’s Brain?’

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: ‘Am I a Cannibal Because I Ate My Friend’s Brain?’

brain2Without any cure in sight or anyone really giving a flying crappola about PTSD, servicemen and women are forced to live lives likened to a horror movie, every single day of their lives. Within the Native community PTSD has become a cottage industry for social workers. Street kids roam in perpetual trauma in an underworld filled with death. What goes through their minds?

 

Well being the unofficial poster-boy for PTSD and that I’ve just come out of an episode, this is your lucky day boys and girls since I’m going to give you a live action report on what goes through my mind anyway, when a PTSD event occurs. Mind you, this is going to be graphic and filled with expletives directly associated with a traumatic event since I do go off on the subject and there is no other way to describe an event other than it’s raw reality. I can already feel the anxiety…

 

Ironically there are more people who suffer PTSD that professionals within the field can possibly address for funding is nearly nonexistent. Many folks are left to fend for themselves until they make the front page and get labeled ISIS for political purposes or simply hidden in jails across the country like other people with mental disorders. Everyone has experienced a traumatic event to some degree and not all people respond to the same stimuli as others.

 

Though I say that I can eat a cannoli while sitting on a stack of ‘stiffs’ and I can, I’m only over compensating in reality. Granted it would not be the most quaint setting to eat a fresh cannoli but there are others who would also dip the cannoli in the human gravy. Talk about GMO, humans are loaded and another reason not to be a cannibal. At least check the liver first, gads do I have to teach you everything? You know, ‘spots bad’.

 

To me over compensating is when I try to make light of an absolutely grotesque situation in order to retain my sanity over the brutality of it’s reality. In other words, I fake not being physically and emotionally troubled by the sight of human remains in a state of total disembowelment with body parts scattered like toy dolls in the sand box. And all that human gravy (blood, intestinal discharge etc)

 

Yeah, I thought that was kind of disturbing since you could smell crap still dripping out of a disemboweled string of ‘noodles’ (intestines), man that stinks in a funny way. Guess it’s all them juices that make crap smell different than when it’s expelled normally. But you know something, only a person who had the joy of smelling another humans innards could possibly know what I am taking about. And the pleasure it’s memory brings when something else similarly fetid enters our olfactory. Some call it a trigger, I call it a walk down memory lane, how special.

 

Exposed digestive juices mixed with partially digested food in the intestine smells different than normal fecal matter. Gross huh, but anyone who has experienced this will have a ‘moment’ when a similar smell enters his/her nasal passage. “Wow man, that smells like bad shit”. To non traumatized people crap is crap and it all gets flushed away in the toilet, how pretty as far as shit goes anyway. I’m sounding more like the late great George Carlin eh…Oh Shit!

 

The smell of a gut injury always means trauma of some kind whether it’s from violence or an accident, gut shiza spells death and dying and there is a garden variety of smells associated with different traumatic events. Knife fights are good for intestinal dripping like I mentioned in the beginning where you have a string of noodles with fecal matter in various states of digestion. Included are a variety of digestive juices intermingling giving it a more chemical aroma that distinctly smells of death, not to be confused by the unique smell of rotting humans.

 

My particular PTSD takes me to many places I really don’t like to go and even a slight hint of a smell can send me into fight or flight mode in an instant, no thinking about it, just the adversarial aspect of survival. How intense is this feeling? At that instant, I would be frightened enough to kill you because I don’t want to die. I’m not much on flight and that explains my punctures and gash’s. Don’t you just hate it when someone tries to cut you open or simply startle you?

 

It’s a moment, a flash or millisecond when I react making an evasive action, I am preparing to kill you and anyone else in my way by any means possible, and I can be creative, to survive by the time turn and focus my eyes on my target it’s that fast. I will gut you like a fish because I am scared to death, ah that funny smell again. I don’t play grab ass nor do I touch or like to be touched unexpectedly like so many of us. In my case I think it has something to do with being tortured, beaten and actually left for dead. I prudishly have an aversion to that for some reason.

 

You know how street kids are, running around all times of the day and night bumming spare change, no where to go, nothing to do, just live in a good dumpster, I had a good one to. And I’m not tellen where it was, just in case you know. Once you’ve lived on the streets you always keep an eye on where you could live or stash. A group of dumpsters is a condo you know. Where the street elite reside in comfort.

 

Now that would make a good reality show, ‘Survival in The Land of Milk & Honey’. I could take you on a tour of where I lived as a kid and how I peeled ‘the good stuff’ off of rancid maggot covered meat, mmmm scrumptious, were is Bear Gryles? I could even take you to our ‘secret place’ where homeless kids gathered and told of the rich perverts who would stick things up kids asses and of kids who simply disappeared and this was the  60’s. Street kids are a pedophiles paradise. Sadly Prime-time would be out of the question. But there is always cable.

 

What really takes me to the fringes of sanity is my early childhood. Have you ever seen a fire boat in the harbor firing off all it’s water cannons at some ship launching, water squirting out in defined streams in every direction? Well thats what a little old man looked like after being whacked in a robbery I believe, I was only 6 at the time.

 

It was my first year living in the Big City. I used to go downtown with me mum and I would always walk past a haberdashery where this old man would always give me a piece of red rock candy. Only this time, I got more than I ever imagined because I came into his store, and like they say, I could still smell the death in the room like it was today. Poor ole guy was squirting blood and gurgling as his arms and legs twitched, no candy.

 

Later in life I had the golden opportunity to experience things that far outweighed and out gored the site of a old man bleeding to death in his final throws of life. It still freaks me out for no other reason than it was my first time I experiences a human body fucked up and fucked up big time. The worst thing I ever saw before that was Popeye struggling to open his can of spinach, open, open OPEN!!!

 

Dare I mention my sortie on the streets during a traumatic but really sad moment in my young life I accidentally ate a piece of my buddy’s brain? I did and I am guilty as charged though I did not intend to munch on his brain like some elitist cults do to this day. It was the usual scene, my homeboy was shot in the head. I mean the top of his head was gone and I could look into his head with an eye ball stew in the bottom where I think the neck connected since I saw the tongue. What did I know, I was just a sidewalk commando.

 

I was sniveling,wiping tears away as his head oozed with juice and tiny morsels of tissue, then some splashed into my mouth. I wiped it clean but accidentally licked my chops and down it went. Think there was some skull fragments mixed with blood and that squiggly buger-textured brain matter. Hmm, maybe it was a buger, it was salty. No telling what it was since the inside of his head looked more like a soup bowl when I got his gravy splashed on my face. Don’t think I ever wrote about this before.

 

This was not a biology class so it could have been a epiglottis and eye ball stew with tongue meat for all I knew. Guess after a few gun/knife fights, bombings, turf wars and pure evil mustered from the darkness of revenge you’d think the site of some old buzzard twitching and bleeding to death would not be so traumatizing to this day. I better watch what I say or every grease-ball that had an attitude with me will chasing me down with a dying old man squirting blood everywhere. Gawd, I hate that…..

 

Well now you know my Achilles Tendon for that still strikes fear in me and I wake up screaming at the top of my lung because ‘I am witnessing this death through the eyes of a six year old kid’, not a street savvy cannoli eating goon or former fist responder. Will I ever get over it? No, now that I outlived Methuselah there is no question I will never get over the sight of this kind old man who gave me candy dying right before my very eyes.

 

Just the thought of it as I write gives me a rush of emotions I can’t hardly describe. Weird I can still muster a tear for that old man but everything else, is just business, except for the death of my daughter, that was totally fucked up. Yup, that one still burns all right. Mother fucking son of a bitch that one still burns and it burns deep to. Sucks but thats how it goes with PTSD, your brain flies around thinking up all sorts of shit you really don’t want to think about. On a side bar, I dug her grave by hand on a hillside overlooking the Rocky’s.

 

You know, that brain did not taste bad even with bone, blood and indistinguishable human matter in the soup. It was not my intention to consume my friends brain in part or the center piece of the evening meal. With the usual seasonings it would most likely have tasted like any store bought brains and probably taste good with eggs and roasted garlic, hmm. But in this case, no I only tasted a small portion, not enough to count. A chefs taste, if you will. Just enough to tell if there was enough seasoning and there you have it.

 

Sounds cold blooded huh, but PTSD has an intense energy that digs deep and decisive on the subject at hand and thats the tricky part. A colleague of mine with whom we share many traits reminded me of how she utilizes with her enormous energy and it is really quite simple once you get the hang of it. Apply that energy in a productive way. I know she is absolutely right for I have applied that technique myself. Easy for me to say now but not a few hours ago, but I’m back in my pen now, gnawing on a femur.

 

Why do I have visions of a crowd of villagers coming up a mountain path towards my adobe shack with torches and a dying old man on a stick bleeding like a fountain? People for miles around chanting, “The Ogre Must Go! The Ogre Must Go! The Ogre Must Go!”

 

Wheres me donkey?!?

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I Don’t Leave Home Without It

 

Your Devil’s Advocate

Buffalohair