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<nettime> Heinrich Heine

                                             De Humaniora Afdeling van
                de Centrale Bibliotheek van Amsterdam
                maakt de directeur van het
                Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
                attent op het boek
                        Die Romantische Schule,
                        Zur Geschichte der Religion
                        und Philosophie in Deutschland
                        van Heinrich Heine.
                          'Tijdelijke Maagdelijke Plek':  van 13 mei 1997
                        tot 13 mei 1998.
                        The Humaniora Department of
                the Central Library of Amsterdam
                brings the following book,
                        The Romantic School,
                        a Contribution to the History of Religion
                        and Philosophy in Germany
                        by Heinrich Heine
                to the attention of  the Director of the
                           Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
'Temporal Virgin Site':  from
May 13 1997
                        to  May 13 1998.

Joseph Semah:  temporal virgin site, 1982-3, collection the Hallisch
Frankisches Museum, Schwabisch Hall, Germany. watercolor washes, ink and
pencil on paper, (21x30)cmm.
'Yaken hazen                ' hence the Initials of the words : hare
hunting ; was derived from Judaism (the Ashkenaz, traditional name for
Germany, European Jewry) about 700 years to the counting of the Christians,
in the area ( of the present Germany ) YAIEN      /wine,  KIDUSH
/sanctification (ceremonial blessing over wine or bread), NERR
/candle, HAVDALAH           /distinction, divide, ceremony at the
conclusion of Sabbaths and holidays, and ZMANN           /time. (Leviticus,
XI, 6, ..And the hare, because he cheweth the cud,but divideth not the
hoof; he is unclean unto you .....). The four words established in fact the
Initials as Hasen Jagen ; that is the theoretical part of Kidush ( hare
hunting) (1).  (However (it is possible that), from this stage on, Judaism
embarked upon her encounter with sexuality (Hunting) in the Christian's
realm (Catholicism), although the course has been modified to political,
and therefore to theological virtue.  The Christian claim was the display
of a seductive being, and the idolatry (the other's rituals), namely the
Jewish divine service, became an expression of bloodshed (the Initials).
Any deviation from the established Christian's norm should be perceived as
a betrayal of the bond (with  hare-hunting). This is however a difficult
Jewish pornography: The Judaism of monotheism (as established through her
Initials) displayed a loyal monogamy as the password  for one God, one
religion, and somehow ( also one country) on the other hand the hare, which
does not possess ( any real territory), as well as the religious heresy
towards the Christian dominion, became associated with perversion; the hare
was transformed, from its Initials into a sound which could have built a
new world in the Christian's realm. Hence, the so-called unethical deeds
became a symbol; The biblical hero (hence, the text). The written words
were revealed as a symbol of gilgul neshamot : spirit-transformation;
Elohiem         >       ADAM the first male > Yeshu  Jesus > Elohiem   Adam
> Hare > Judaism; an exhilaration designed to gaze at Christianity and into
its best concealed secrets ( the legacy of Havdalah) ranging from sand, a
simple day of the week > to the sacred, the chair, the Shabbath.
(1):The two words YAKEN HAZZEN when spoken out loudly infront of a German
speaking person may enjoy a different meaning; hence-  YAKEN HAZEN
becomes  hare hunting;

Joseph Semah: Wie man einem toten deutschen Künstler das Hasen Jagen
erklärt; 1996,
1 cast bronze hare, electrical wire, 1 neon light's tube,
edition of VII,  Courtesy  Nouvelles Images, Den Haag

De 364  dagen durende
Temporal Virgin Site
is samengesteld door
gastconservator Joseph
Semah, met steun van
het Amsterdams Fonds
voor de Kunst.

De opening  in de
Centrale Bibliotheek
Prinsengracht 587
vindt plaats op
dinsdag 13  mei 1997
om 18.00 uur.

'Comparative Performances'
door Joseph Semah

* Von  der Freiheit eines
Humaniora Afdeling
Centrale Bibliotheek
Prinsengracht  587
dinsdag 13 mei 1997
om 18.00 uur

* Dingo: 'I like Holland
and Holland likes me'
Art Book
van Baerlestraat 126
vrijdag 16 mei 1997
om 18.00 uur

* Wie man einem toten
deutschen Künstler das
Hasen Jagen erklärt
Break Point
Prinsengracht 491
donderdag 22 mei 1997
om 18.00 uur

* West-östlicher Divan
Cristofori piano's & vleugels
Prinsengracht  581
woensdag 28 mei 1997
om 17.00 uur

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