kkoagulaa aartattakk – As We Prepare the Album Design

The aartt process throws off many strange phenomena. For me it does, at least. Heres a butterfly, shining with Aurum Nostrum...

The aartt process throws off many strange phenomena. For me it does, at least. Here's a butterfly, shining with Aurum Nostrum"...

Alchemy Sacred Secrets Revealed 2008

The Secret Garden of kkultture

So, the Pirate Bay guys were convicted, conversations exploded across the intarwebz, boycotts called for, demonstrations and the RIAA connected congloms are now beaming in their ill-fated hubris. Next – DdoS attack on IFPI’s site, fax attack is planned, will Anonymous stay silent?

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“This is music to the ears of the thousands of small independents and artists who produce the majority of new releases today. It demonstrates a real understanding of the dilemma that if no one pays for music today who will make the exciting new music of tomorrow? ” Helen Smith, executive director of the Independent Music Companies Association was quoted as saying.

We here at kkoagulaa headquarters will first point to the kkoagulaa Manifestoooo. We will then answer that the people making the exciting music of tomorrow will be the same people who are making the exciting music now, the same people it has always been. Thos individuals who can not live without creating, who would rather give up the air they breathe, food and shelter than find something else to do.

The major label system and the copyright laws they have manipulated over the last couple decades is already dead and its bloated corpse is spreading disease. That the corporations are shown to supersede the autonomy of Sweden is worrying, though. The whole history of extra-legal manipulation and harassment of the Pirate Bay is fraught with bribery, circumvention of law and plain illegal tactics. One could hope to see this decision overturned, but as the raping of international commerce by banks with the assistance of every government in the developed world shows, the entire world is in the grip of a corporate oligarchy.

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Government is merely a shiny thing to distract the populace. {S}megacorp media and entertainment are part of the spectacle, mass market music, news, film and television exist for the same reason, the different colors on the packaging are just to give the illusion of choice.

There is a thought that occurs to me as I drive past the many gated communities in this ritzy area of Florida. I’m glad the real estate speculators, Disney executives and yuppies are walled in and kept safely from the rest of us. We just need to lock the gates from the outside. I would love to see the major labels and movie studios come up with the perfect impregnable DRM, so they can be left to rot within their walled gardens.

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Let it not be said that kkoagulaa are against labels and artists trying to arrive at a circumstance where they can concentrate on their life’s work. We will be announcing a label soon, and the creativity and openness, the ability and willingness to use new approaches will be important factors in our choice of partnership. Don’t forget, everyone is a part of kkoagulaa, from the coked-up MAFIAA lawyer, to the torrenting kid, to the buzzards circling above waiting for that moment when culture and the human spirit expires. Carrion birds in flight who shall never land.

Cirxus London Performance

FoolishPeople, whom a vfew of you will have come across if you followed the links around the full circle of the “Elements” podcasts have just made an announcement. kkompatriotss in the kkontinuum that is kkoagulaa, FoolishPeople, one of whom is our very own eemersonn are set to begin a run of their latest piece of Weaponized Art in London on May 25. We are excited about this and urge all who can make it to enter the experience of Cirxus.

Come back often in the coming weeks, as we share the art and design process for “Aurum Nostrum No0n Est Aurum Vulgi”. We will have news on this release shortly.

CIRXUS

25th May – 13th June 2009

Starting time:
8.30pm & 9.15pm
STUDIO K

Written and directed by John Harrigan
1957- Seascale, the North of England. Cirxus is an old English circus lost in the shadows of the smoke stacks of Calder Hall, the world’s first commercial nuclear power station. FoolishPeople will use mythology, shamanism, music and dance to bring the darkness of an atomic circus to life. The performance will allow audience members to step into the world of an old English circus lost in the 1950s, explore its sideshows and meet extraordinary characters from the past and future.
Athalia the ballerina waits in the ring for Loudon the Clown to return with directions to the Black Pool, the mythic site of the Home Sweet Home, the final show of the season. Join her as she begins a bizarre and wondrous search for Loudon through the irradiated secrets of Cirxus, where she must face the macabre atomic menagerie, haunted by circus animals and navigate her way through the maze of strange, hallucinogenic sideshows on the other side of time. Immerse yourself in the world of Cirxus, where theatric arcana and Atomic fallout irradiate the sawdust arenas of our inner worlds.
Presented by FoolishPeople
Written and Directed by John Harrigan

Creative Team
John Harrigan
Lucy Allin
Victoria Karlsson
P. Emerson Williams
Claire Tregellas
Tereza Kamenicka
This is a promenade performance in Arcola’s new industrial space, Studio K. Cirxus is based on fact: the German Bremen University confirmed that radioactive contamination by Americium-241 found in some soil samples taken by Greenpeace 11.5 km south of Sellafield, were 400 times higher than those taken 11 km from Chernobyl. 51 years on, the villagers of Seascale still live with the ramifications of the accident at Pile 1 of the Windscale Works Atomic Energy Factory.
Cirxus will be FoolishPeople’s first London performance run since the critically acclaimed Dead Language at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2007.
TICKET INFORMATION:
• Ticket Prices £14/£10
• Tuesdays ‘PAY WHAT YOU CAN’ (subject to availability)
• Free tickets are available for under 26s under the Night Less Ordinary Free Ticket Scheme Monday-Thursday evenings for the first 2 weeks (please ring box office more information) PLEASE NOTE:
• No concessions on Fridays and Saturdays
• Proof will be required for concessions
• All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE

Cirxus Image by P. Emerson Willliams.

portable ubuntu

hm, this might be interesting to some. haven’t tested it, as i don’t use windows anymore.. but for people that fear new things, this could make trying out (or getting used to, before switching) linux/ubuntu a bit less scary…

portable ubuntu for windows

- ccernn

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