posted 14/09/2015 - 18h31
Somewhere on Turtle Island
"The map is a political abstract grid" - Hakim Bey
"The map is not the territory" - Jorge Luis Borges
posted 13/09/2015 - 05h46
The Visitor and the Natives
posted 11/09/2015 - 14h40
You are the first of the Cadillac
" Now, Donna. Is there in your library a book called You are the first of the Cadillac? That would be great because this way we could just read it and then copy it. Isn't it what Don Quixote used to doing? Reading chevalry books and then being a chevalry himself?"
"Yes, Sancha. Don Quixote even is a reader of his own story, as he finds a book that narrates its own adventures. Which makes the copy infinite! As we are going on an adventure on what we believe is Turtle Island, we shall reproduce stories again, made out of a bit of this, and a bit of that."
posted 10/09/2015 - 14h51
Here be Dragons
Here we go.
James Baldwin (one of Donna’s heroes), teaches us, in one of his essay, that America also used to being refered to as the land of Dragons.
“Ancient maps of the world– when the world was flat–inform us, concerning that void where America was waiting to be discovered, HERE BE DRAGONS”.
In history, specifically in exploration of the world, maps would have large areas where there was no information. In ancient times these areas were said to be homes of mythical beasts, and since people never went there and had no knowledge of what was there, they said that this was the home of the Dragon.
Baldwin extends this idea of physical unknowns to other types of unknowns. In that specific essay Here be Dragons, he asserts that all of us are androgynous, within every person there is the opposite. Man in woman, woman in man, black in white, white in black. The things we fear are the things present inside ourselves that we wish were not.
James Baldwin, we love you.
Donna and Sancha.
posted 09/09/2015 - 15h10
Donna Donna Donna Donna
Donna Donna Donna Don
You usurped the heraldry that once has been stolen already
From a noble French Family
to a fur trader founder of Detroit
to a luxury car company,
on Turtle island
The little ducks escape
The colors remain but not quite
Play again with good old lousy Cadillac
A new vehicle, a new Rocinante
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