David A. Noebel, COMMUNISM, HYPNOTISM AND THE BEATLES (1965), A Christian Crusade Publication.
Larry-bob Roberts, The International homosexual Conspiracy (2010).
|Red Channels. The report of COMMUNIST INFLUENCE IN RADIO AND TELEVISION (1950), A COUNTERATTACK publication.|
There is just three days remaining to show your support and vote for Gary Farrelly and Oisin Byrne's video: A radical Science Guide to Dublin City. If the boys win the €10000 prize money they vow to make a longer, better video portrait of the nations capital city after the style of Pink Flamingoes, Twin Peaks and Paris is burning. Voting closes April 25th, 2013: DO IT NOW! Click here to see the video and vote!
|(Mail Art) Gary Farrelly, 2013006(2013), RE Gallery, Dallas, Texas.|
|(Mail Art) Gary Farrelly, 2013012(2013), RE Gallery, Dallas, Texas.|
|(Mail Art) Gary Farrelly, 2013026(2013), RE Gallery, Dallas, Texas.|
|(Above) Mail Art 2013019(2013), en route to Dallas.|
|(Above) Mail Art 2013018(2013), en route to London.|
|(Above) Mail Art 2013020(2013), en route to Vancouver.|
(Above) Video courtesy of S.C.A.B Socialized Contemporary Artists Bureau, Dallas.
PAN AM and Aeroflot stewardess's embrace for the cover of Life Magazine in July 1968. The photograph was taken on the occasion of the inauguration direct scheduled flights between the New York and the Soviet Union's capital city Moscow.
A for the bright Apollo
B like Pina Bausch and Maurice Béjart
C like Correggio
D like Marcel Duchamp
E for Umberto Eco
F like Firenze
G for Greco
H for Heraclitus
I like Imhotep
J for Carl Gustav Jung
K for Keats (A thing of beauty is a joy for ever)
L like Louise (Louise Bourgeois) rather than Leonardo da Vinci
M for Michelangelo, Monteverdi, Malevich
N like Nietszche
O for Odyssey by Homerus
P like Botticelli's Primavera
Q stands for Enguerrand Quarton
R for the Rite of the Spring by Stravinsky and Ninjinski
S like Sinan, the architect
T for Titian
U like Paolo Ucello
V like Victory of Samothrace and Vermeer may be
W for Ludwig Wittgenstein
X like Yannis Xenakis (What else?)
Y for Iseult
Z like Zeuxis
As part of our prize winning mantle decoration series: New Obsessive proudly presents the above arrangement as pictured in Celbridge by Oisin Byrne.
There follows an EXCLUSIVE VISUAL ANNOUNCEMENT for publication only in the New Obsessive. The views expressed in the visual announcement do not reflect those harbored by New Obsessive. Find out more about David Turpin.
As we approach the Apocalypse expect wide spread food shortages and inflation driven price spikes. As the situation progresses: all the air borne debris, smoke and sulphur will make the cultivation of crops and raising of live stock impossible. Constant harassment by the beast as well as widespread lava flows will further exasperate the situation. One food stuff widely available to anyone still around will be human flesh (both dead and alive). Cannibalism will become acceptable and perhaps fashionable during the end of days. This wonderful song I Eat Cannibals by Toto Coelo is recommended listening for those who wish to be prepared. Not alone is it toe tapping wonderful, it contains important serving suggestions, nutritional information and recipes for the preparation of human flesh.
Gary Farrelly, Neustern
The first song in New Obsessives latest feature songs for the end of days. As we approach rapture it is important to have a play list that simultaneously distracts the listener and infuses the ambiance with a sense of urgency and apocalypse chic. Our first nomination is from the German new wave/opera/pop singer Klaus Nomi(1944-1983). [The song is Total Eclipse: Lyrics below/ recording above].
Gary Farrelly, Neustern
Big shots argue about what they've got
making the planet so hot, hot as a holocaust.
Blow up, everything's gonna go up
even if you don't show up in your Chemise Lacoste.
Total eclipse, it's a total eclipse,
it's a total eclipse of the sun.
Can't come to grips with the total eclipse
Just a slip of the lips and you're done.
Fall out, nobody left to crawl out
If someone calls, we're all out, turning in to French fries
Last dance, let the entire cast dance, do the dismembered blast dance
as we get atomized!
The government of Neustern has presented the people of North Korea with a portrait of their recently deceased leader Kim Jong Il(1941-2011). The Neustern department of foreign affairs commissioned artist White Trash Peg(aka Peggy Clydesdale) to render a 'sympathetic likeness of the dictator'. White Trash Peg herself travelled to Pyongyang as part of an official Neustern funeral delegation and personally presented her artwork to Kim Jong Il's son and successor Kim Jong Un. Clydesdale became a citizen of Neustern in 2010 after emigrating from her native USA. Since arriving in the autonomous coastal city state White Trash Peg has proved herself an impressive and passionate nationalist prompting the authorities to send her to North Korea in an official gift giving capacity. Kim Jong Un is said to be delighted and sincerely grateful for the portrait and has ordered it hung in the National Art Museum in Pyongyang.
Gary Farrelly, Neustern.
An 84 hour ban on news from the [fictional] autonomous coastal city state of Neustern has been lifted by the social networking website facebook. An additional separate ban on all New Obsessive postings via the site has also been withdrawn. The bizarre occurrence started on December 31st with the publication of a short piece entitled Neustern extends sympathy to North Korea in New Obsessive. The article described the dispatch of a diplomatic delegation from Neustern to Pyongyang to attend the funeral of the deceased dictator Kim Jung Il. After linking the post to facebook it was immediately reported to the censors as offensive! by an unknown party. Post haste the freedom to link via facebook was curtailed without explanation. Strange to ban a news report from Neustern which is a completely fictional country . The adventures of the autonomous coastal city state were invented by artist Gary Farrelly to occompany his maps of the imaginary micro state. The banning party mistook for fact the article's detailing that Neustern's diplomatic closeness to DPRK had been initiated when Kim Jung Il personally directed a tourism video for Neustern's state run television channel RTSN1*.
The bans appear to have been lifted early this morning after the artist lodged a complaint with with the social networking site. "I told them that the piece was about diplomatic gestures to North Korea by a country I made up. I argued that the fictional status of Neustern makes it impossible to censor under the constitutional right to freedom of expression [guaranteed in most countries]. I told them that if they didn't lift the ban I would kick up one hell of a fuss. The freedom of expression gives us the right to say controversial things, that's the reason it's there. This whole episode strongly evidences that the right to freedom of the press, expression and speech are shrill shrieking fraud".
Meanwhile, New Obsessive has reported an 8 fold increase in it's readership in 2011. The combined increase in the last two quarters of the year was 85% making the publication the fastest growing on the planet.
Vladimir Laggode, Tashkent.
The embassy of the autonomous coastal city state of Neustern has dispatched a high ranking delegation to attend the funeral of North Korea's supreme commander Kim Jung Il (1941-2011) who died on November 17th. The delegation, which will include senior officials from the foreign affairs and trade ministry's will join the staff of Neustern's DPRK embassy in attending the 3 day long funeral. Kim Jung Il personally directed a Pyongyang tourism video aimed at attracting Neusterners to North Korea's capital city. The video entitled Pyongyang Paradise was televised on RTSN 1 in November.
Gary Farrelly, Neustern.
Judith Mok is an international classical singer and a poet who has published numerous collections of her work in both English and Dutch. A new body of her poetry entitled Gods of Babel was released recently. So impressed was New Obsessive's Gary Farrelly with the content of Gods of Babel that he issued the following endorsement: God's of Babel is the best collection of poetry ever produced within 1000 kilometers of my current location by a female poet. His location at the time of speaking these words was Dublin, Ireland.
Gary Farrelly meets Judith Mok in The Grand Hotel Neustern's roof top cocktail bar. They are meeting as Judith prepares for a performance at The Irish Jewish Museum on December 18th. Judith is in Neustern to make a flight connection to Dublin after a stunningly successful North American tour. As they commence the interview Farrelly is drinking Red wine. Judith is drinking a tea that promotes health and sensuality of the body and mind. Their surroundings are very chic- think: foreign spies discretely mingling, beauty board/ gold leaf combination, international clocks, menthol cigarettes and beige carpet with red stripes.
Gary Farrelly: I loved Gods of Babel which surprised me because I think most female poets are terrible. I am aware this is a stark generalization but it has been my experience. Do you agree with me?
Judith Mok: No. I think men make bad poetry too.
GF: Do most poets make bad poetry?
GF: I did not fall in love with Judith Mok until I read Gods of Babel. In the beginning I found you terrifying and couldn't get past that. Are you terrifying?
JM: Not at all. Nine out of ten people think I am though.
GF: Why do you think that is?
GF: I identify the main themes pervading the poems as: sex, art and memory. Am I missing anything?
JM: Music is very important to my writing too.
GF: Which poem is the most successful in the collection?
JM: 'Beethoven in New York' [read poem below interview] or 'Blood (le sang des autres)'. Beethoven in New York came from hearing Beethoven played on a steel lid drum in the subway in New York. I struck by the distance the work had traveled since he created it. And I started imagining him in New York. The poem was composed to a hip hop rhythm. 'Blood' on the other hand is very European: Spanish, French, English and nature.
GF: You are a poet and classical singer. Do you have have any other occupations, Does Judith Mok wear any other hats?
JM: I am also a call girl [Judith is joking]. I wear a chefs hat. I love to cook.
GF: Who are your heroes?
JM: I am not really hero person.
GF: That is not the impression I get when I read your work.
JM: You mean Collette and Louis Bourgeois? They are heroes. So is Rembrandt.
GF: You live in Ireland. You are a Dutch jew with Russian and Spanish ancestory. Where is home?
JM: Art is my home.
GF: Your father Maurits Mok was an important Dutch poet. You are married to the writer Michael O'Loughlin and your Daughter Sara is a writer currently on scholarship in New York. Is your family harmonious with so many writers.
JM: It is harmonious in it's entanglement and endless contradictions. It is a challenging and chaotic harmony.
GF: Is poetry and art in your DNA?
JM: Must be.
GF: Do you believe in God:
JM: Absolutely not!
GF: Are you an intellectual?
JM: Yes. In the real sense, not the academic sense.
GF: Are you political?
GF: Where do you position yourself on the political spectrum?
GF: Can you define your world view in just a few words please?
Admiration for superb charlatanism.
Taste for absurd refinement.
JM: It's perfect.
GF: Will you ever have a concert in Neustern?
JM: Definately. In one of Neustern's perfectly restored Neopolitain theatres. An 800 seater with gold leaf and blue seats with yellow suns on the ceiling. Yellow and blue together are very special colours.
GF: Will you read from Gods of Babel in you upcoming performance at the Irish Jewish Museum?
JM: Yes. The poems are inspired by the Sephardic songs that I will be performing.
GF: What question do I need to ask you?
JM: You should ask me why I write in English?
GF: Why do you write in English?
JM: It suits what I'm trying to say. Things about melodiousness, madness and strange sensuality. I write in a very continental English. It is not at all American or British or Australian. I would describe it as an assimilated English.
Gods of Babel is published published by Salmon Poetry [buy on line]. Judith Mok will read her poetry and perform Sephardic songs on Sunday 18th 2011 at the Irish Jewish Museum - The event starts at 19.00pm sharp.
Gary Farrelly, Neustern.