Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Carl G. Jung & Dreams

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Although greatly influential on our understanding of Dreams, the following rare interview with the late Dr. Jung was more personal, shedding light on who he was and what were some of the overarching themes of his life's work. This television interview and his friendship with John Freeman (host) eventually led to the publishing of Man and His Symbols, his last work and only attempt to present his work to the general public. And here I quote a bit of the review by the Guardian;
". . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings."

In the third video of the series he is asked an important question regarding what he once wrote about Death and its psychological importance.

In relation to the psychological importance of both Birth and Death he reminds us of the "peculiar faculties of the psyche" which indicate that - at least in part - the psyche is not dependent on the confinements of the physical body.

The following is the first part of the documentary, A World of Dreams which goes into a bit of detail regarding the psychosocial significance of dreams.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chickenses! - like 80,000 or so

Support the Farm Workers!
When are we going to start treating people and animals with respect and lean the slightest bit away from this soulless economic model where everyone and everything is an "economic unit?"
80.000 baby chickens
80.000 baby chickens
Dumping them from a moving truck, one hundred chickens per basket, have you ever wondered what one hundred baby chickens hitting the ground sounds like?

If you've ever loved the industrialization of modern man as much as me, you'd be at home here. The air burns your throat and eyes if you've never been exposed to it before. And later, as they mature the air inside the houses gets worse, becoming almost corrosive to your skin and clothing. But if you can learn to love it, it's absolutely beautiful! Sure, it may taste like water, but what food these days doesn't?

The chicken that you eat today will live for approximately 8 weeks. Any longer and it's hormone-induced weight, will have long since crushed its legs, forcing it to starve to death on the floor which, by then will be so thick with feces and urine as to almost drown a chicken or (because of the ammonia) burn its eyes and lungs out before it would have time to starve to death.

Chicken House
Here you see about 20,000 chickens at about 4 weeks of age.

And then you see what it looks like at harvesting time; 8 weeks of age.
Los Cachadores
"Los cachadores" are the ones that catch the chicken. And when this goes on it goes so fast & the air of the place becomes thick with the fine particulate matter generated by the machines carrying the cages in and out. It's impossible to see, it's hot, and the smell both burns and permeates your entire being. The process has been made so fast that sometimes their very bodies are pulled apart.

Factory Style

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Walls of Fame - Berlin Mitte

Other artists I recognize quickly here are;
Alias (the boy)
Fragil (the TV with the hypnosis spiral)
20 Freaks (may be from the "FREAKS!" tag)
Karl Addison (the B&W dinosaurs)
1010 (black triangles & 1010 tag)
Tona (may be written top right)

and then there are more artists who I've forgotten the names of, the one with the little kid with an animal pelt on its head, who's that?

Anyway, it's in the middle of Berlin on a typically crowded street in front of some store like COS, H&M, ZARA, whatever, they're all selling the same overpriced indentured-servant-garments

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Thursday, January 6, 2011