Best wishes for 2013:
Updates of Interzone sites:
The texts hosted in the site La sémantique générale pour tous are copyrighted. Though they have been reproduced in a number of sites, often anonymous ones, and highjacked from their original source, integrated in contexts without relation with general semantics. I regularly correct and update them, therefore the only reliable versions are the ones hosted in La sémantique générale pour tous and the blog Pour une économie non-aristotélicienne (blog) .
The structure of Interzone:
As foreseen in the previous report (Literature / Interzone Editions) here are some explanation on the structure of Interzone :
As a network of William Burroughs' readers, from the start (1997) Interzone had a specific structure : its members were related, at least for the most of the American and English members, by their reading and knowledge of Burroughs'work. As a result, they had a common base of reference which made possible exchanges resting on a common agreement and vision (see Interzone Manifestos http://www.inter-zone.org/manifesto.html ).
As a writer, Burroughs, who had followed Korzybski's courses, applied general semantics to writing through his literary work, in collaboration with Brion Gysin. As a result, they described and experimented new functions of writing which had not been put in evidence before in literature.
As a coordinator of Interzone, I applied GS to the management of this network, without refering to any management doctrine in economy, but applying the researches of the French biologist Henri Laborit on the structure of living organisms, based upon his application in biology of Korzybski's work :
The results of this experiment can be found in the reports of activities (Interzone Reports) and the common accomplishments in writing (the anthology “The Time of the Naguals”) , music, arts in general (Interzone Creations), research (medical , economy , The Time of the Naguals: Tome 2: Research , Le Temps des Naguals: Autour de Burroughs et Gysin ) etc.
I would not say that those results confirm our expectations at the start of the network, as neither me nor anybody else had any expectation in the circumstance: Interzone was not foreseen nor planified; it started from contacts established through Malcolm Humes'memorial, The William Burroughs' Files , in the days following Burroughs' death. Now if somebody had told me then what would come out of it, I doubt I would have believed it. Interzone was an unforeseen and imprevisible factor, the results of which are, 16 years later, far beyond what we could have expected then.
In this context, considering the facts with the distance of those 16 years, in the framework of a scientific step, I can say that those result confirm the hypothesis of the start, i.e. the validity of general semantics in the structure and management of the network, and of Burroughsian domains of research, which escaped our understanding when apprehended through the angle of obsolete rationalism, but started to make sense through a quantic vision of mankind and the world.
A new book by Victor Bockris : It's a great pleasure to read this book, which is kind of a new tome of “With William Burroughs”. Thanks to Victor Bockris for publishing it !
“William s. Burroughs, Andy Warhol. Conversations», translated by Jérôme Schmidt et Nicolas Richard, Éditions Inculte, 179 p., 16 €. http://www.inculte.fr/Conversations
In 1980, Victor Bockris organized and recorded four meetings between William Burroughs and Andy Warhol. Informal meetings that took place at the Factory and restaurants in New York. The Pope of Pop Art and the figure of the Beat Generation necessarily had much to say. Warhol and Burroughs, during these four appointments will make a tour of the Factory, discuss about the work Warhol had just finished, talk about everything and nothing, culture, sex, love, drugs and vodka-tonic. Sometimes other personalities invite themselves at their table. So Mick Jagger appears as a luxury guest star. Embellished with fifty photographs, “Warhol, Burroughs: Conversations” sweeps broadly the cultural landscape, captures the atmosphere, the excitement of the beginning of the 1980s and shows a budding friendship, a complicity between these two great figures of American culture. Victor Bockris is a journalist, he accompanied Andy Warhol in adventure of the Factory and has written many books and articles on this period and its main protagonists (Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, among others). He claims that it is Andy Warhol, who taught him how to conduct an interview. His advice: "Never prepare your questions. Do as if it were a cocktail. '
One of the new books by Jérôme Pintoux, "Vinyles Vintage ", has just come out at the editions "Les Presses du Midi"
Article in the press :
More info at http://www.clownessence.fr/tao-t-es-clown.php
You can get it :
New books : "d'un noir illimité" by Patricia Farazzi
Two books on Venise and Jankélévitch,
An Interview with George Laughead of Beats In Kansas, an on-line history of the Beats in the Heartland
George Laughead: The Duke of Kansas
tolérance au plagiat, « vide juridique « , CP-CNU (Commission permanente du Conseil national des universités)
Darde (MCF - Université Paris 8) has pût on line in the blog
copies of two mails and their documents attached put on line in last
December following his meeting with the president of the CP-CNU, two
of the vice-presidents and the president of the 71th section of the
CNU. He prefaced those mails with an introduction et added the
comments of some of the signers of Refusons
de fermer les yeux....
gave him their agreement for putting them on line.
Permanent artist at the Arts Home Galerie : http://www.artshomegalerie.com/ , Cédric Rameau Monpouillan is a member of the Maison des Artistes, painter, sculptor, glassworker and scenographer.
"Don't wait for your ship to come in; swim out to it"... https://sites.google.com/site/interzonegalleries/odonovan67-htm
Many pages of photos, graphism, ebooks, etc.: at
(remote Fiji WAYA/YASAWAS islands:)
Island 8.0 is now available online!
bbs: brad brace sound
Eroticized Japanese/Malaysian Snack Foods:
Additional GIP texts/blog:
12 mailing list:
Claude Lorent, La Libre Belgique, Supplément Arts n° 165, semaine du 30/11 au 06/12 2012
Exhibition Paul Schrobiltgen and Marek Wyrzykowski http://www.galeriedidierdevillez.be/expo.php Tx +
GALERIE DIDIER DEVILLEZ
53 rue Emmanuel Van Driessche
1050 Bruxelles (Belgique)
Tél./Fax +32 (0)475 931 935
Bonjour à toutes et à tous !
Je tenais à vous faire découvrir la vidéo "IN PROGRESS / 01" de l'artiste Carine Abraham…
Elle est la première d'une série de 4 vidéos. Retranscription graphique et animée d'un flux mental et émotionnel où pensées et souvenirs oscillent entre cohérence, construction, récurrence et chaos. https://vimeo.com/53004266 , http://www.carineabraham.com
Bonnes Fêtes de fin d'année !
Bien à vous
Events, workshops... :
New pages on line:
Paul O'Donovan: "Don't wait for your ship to come in; swim out to it"... https://sites.google.com/site/interzonegalleries/odonovan67-htm
Extracts of «Science and Sanity» – French translation: Isabelle Aubert-Baudron: Translated with the permission of Alfred Korzybski Literary Estate.
Jean Puijalon: Tao T’es Clown: http://www.clownessence.fr/tao-t-es-clown.php
Didier Devillez Gallerie: http://www.galeriedidierdevillez.be/expo.php
Spain Rodriguez: Tributes http://www.tcj.com/spain-rodriguez-tributes/
Brad Brace: Interzone contributions: http://interzone-news.blogspot.fr/2012/12/brad-brace-interzone-contribution.html
This report is on line at https://sites.google.com/site/aubertisa/reportdec12jan13-htm and in French at https://sites.google.com/site/aubertisa/reportdec12jan13fr-htm
All the best for 2013, a peaceful Year of the Cat to the whole Zone !!!!!!!!!!!!
“Tigrou”- Photo I. Aubert-Baudron