eyescratch on Wed, 4 Sep 2002 01:04:11 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Tranzis, Up Against the Wall



Wowa... where is all this going. I must say I enjoyed the post about
Berlin, a Refusnik amidst the many. But seriously, Germany, having existed
as a conglomerate with many "free" cities, you will find in many cities
the rejection of the national. Of course, Germany being divided put the
breaks on national sentiment, which ruptured so vehemently forth in the
thirties.

Europeans go to the polls five times to vote - local, regional, national,
and continental. Politicians play these planes, heralding from this
perspective or that. The EU cut down all the olive trees in Sardinia.

Each city in Germany has it's own dialect, so does each region. When "the
little people" start to move around on this globe it means the end of
these locally brewed cultures. The spindle of the global unravels the
tales of the cities. Acting like a magnet lying in graphite dust, culture
can only be teased out of such a disarray with time. lots of time. The
problem with the spindle is that it also fractures time into little bits.
So that it is par chance that things emerge.

Travelling the circuit it is increasingly the object of the "rare", bite
size, it too is left in little pieces, in juxtaposition to another such
object. What will emerge? The automated slice&dice machine, mismatching
the general alignment. So sit back and enjoy the texture of the far-flung
voices, that luminescent thing, just below the skin, around the earlobes.

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