31 juillet 2007

Patapar Parchment Paper Company

November 1933 print advertisement for Patapar Parchment Paper Company out of Bristol, Pennsylvania.


Hacia el sur está la ciudad de las mujeres hermosas y el exquisito "Pelao" o arroz asopado con pollo: Upata, ciudad agropecuaria y maderera, de intensa actividad económica y gastronómica.

San Antonio de Upata fue fundada el 7 de julio de 1762 por los Capuchinos Catalanes Prefecto Benito de la Garriga, Narciso de Bisbal y José de la Guardia. Upata fue la primera capital de la Guayana Independiente.

La precipitación anual es de 868 mm.

Asperger Syndrome

Alfred Jarry : My husband and I read about the late 19th/early 20th century writer Alfred Jarry (the Ubu plays), and believe he might have had Asperger Syndrome. He adopted the exaggerated persona of one of his Classics teachers, spoke in a metallic monotone, used the royal "we" pronoun for himself, lived alone in a crawl space with a stuffed owl, mostly ate fish and not much else, etc. Also the French composer Erik Satie, an eccentric loner who went to music school in his 40s, and was very formal, described as shy, could not keep a relationship with a girlfriend, though he tried. He was well liked by colleagues, but kept his distance. Both men had bizarre senses of humor (wonderful to us). There are a few people who are suspects, but who are still alive, so I won't mention them.

va L'heure

Va L'heure

London Institute of ’Pataphysics

London Institute of ’Pataphysics

College de 'Pataphysique Nautienne

Archives Nationales du College de Pataphysique Nautienne

30 juillet 2007

Université de Pataphysique

Marcel remarqué des logins inhabituels depuis l'Université de Pataphysique.


Firewalls: la sécurité sur Internet par Elizabeth D Zwicky et D. Brent Chapman

lien ici

27 juillet 2007


The Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics

The Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics

The Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics
Mireille Perron

Opening Reception: Friday, February 23, 2007 from 8pm

Performative recruiting will take place during the opening. Free Badges will be handed out.

Exhibition Dates: February 24 - March 31, 2007

Image by Mireille Perron 2007.

The Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics is world renowned for its Emergency Mobile Units a series of social experiments that masquerade as works of art. So far, there are five mobile units in operation: Anatomy, Identity, Transgenetics, Incorporation, and Toxicology. Each mobile unit can easily be set up wherever there is an urgent need for feminist interventions. The L.F.P. doubles as a recruiting centre. Everyone is welcome to become a feminist pataphysicienne.

Pataphysics : At the beginning of the 20th century, Alfred Jarry invented and described the indiscipline of pataphysics as the science of imaginary solutions. Like its companion real physics pataphysics remains a predominantly male domain. To remedy this evident lack, Feminist pataphysiciennes like to think of their work as the reinvention of gendered science through fictive narratives. Jarry’s most known character is Père Ubu, who became the subject of many theatre plays.

Mireille Perron was born in Montréal, Québec. Since 1982, her installations have appeared in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Her work explores the connections between gender, culture, visual arts, science and medicine. She has also written and published critical essays on a variety of subjects related to representation. Recent examples of the range of her work includes, Les Belles Ratoureuses/The Beautiful Pranksters, curated by Christine Sowiak Nickle Arts Museum, 2000, an installation at the crossroads of medical, sensual and a critical imagery and an essay titled Feminists, Colporteu(r)ses and Pataphysicien(n)es published in the anthology Culture of Community, edited by Vera Lemecha, MAWA, 2004.

Mireille Perron lives and works in Calgary, Alberta where she teaches at the Alberta College of Art and Design.

The New Gallery
Eau Claire Market
200 Barclay Parade SW
Calgary, AB T2P 4R5

23 juillet 2007

THE BALL PATAPLDFOR One Quart Aqua Fruit Jar. This is the type which all the lettering running together. This jar is listed in Red Book #9 as #267-1.

the Sisters of Pataphysics

Nurse With Wound "Present the Sisters of Pataphysics", 1989 (Idle Hole Records/Mirror Two). A compilation of tracks from the 1st 3 NWW lps (Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and Umbrella, To The Quiet Men From a Tiny Girl, Merzbild Schwet). Originally recorded 1978-81.

Cover design Babs Santini. Jacques Berrocal-trumpet, Nicky Rodgers-guitar solo, Herman Pathak, John Fothergill, Steven Stapleton. Tracklisting: Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane, Ostranenie, Dada X, The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal, She Alone Hole and Open, Futurismo.

Son sponge-bath

Ce matin-là, il prit son sponge-bath quotidien, qui fut d’un papier peint en deux tons par Maurice Denis, des trains rampant le long de spirales; dès longtemps il avait substitué à l’eau une tapisserie de saison, de mode ou de son caprice.


11 juillet 2007

casque colonial



Et, s’étant décroché, il se coiffa d’un casque colonial.




A Pierre Quillard.

Or Faustroll soulevait de sa fourchette vers ses dents cinq jambons entiers, rôtis et désossés, de Strasbourg, de Bayonne, des Ardennes, d’York et de Westphalie, dégouttants de Johannisberger, et la fille de l’évêque, à genoux sous la table, remplissait derechef chaque unité de la file ascendante des coupes hectolitres de la chaîne sans fin, qui traversait la table devant le docteur et passait vide près du siège élevé de Bosse-de-Nage; je m’altérais par la déglutition d’un mouton rôti vivant par sa course imbibée de pétrole jusqu’à la halte du cuit-à-point; Distingué et Extravagant buvaient comme l’acide sulfurique anhydre, ainsi que je l’avais osé préjuger à leurs noms, et trois de leurs gueules eussent comblé un stère; cependant l’évêque Mensonger se sustentait exclusivement d’eau claire et de pipi de rat.