22 novembre 2007

Melbourne Paragraph of the Senate of Pataphysical Representatives

by Robert Whyte
The Melbourne Paragraph of the Senate of Pataphysical Representatives
Date published: 1985
Soft Cover. Good. 146pp. Limited edition 539 of 600 copies.

Pataphysical ?

This new publication, the third in our Contemporary Artist Series, engages work by conceptual artist William Anastasi in relation to literary and artistic predecessors and contemporaries including Jarry, Joyce, Duchamp, and Cage. This publication is edited by Aaron Levy and Jean-Michel Rabaté, with contributions by William Anastasi, Joseph Masheck, Thomas McEvilley, and Steve McCaffery, and an introduction by Osvaldo Romberg. In addition, nearly 40 manuscript pages from William Anastasi's manuscripts "me innerman monophone" and "du jarry," engaging Joyce and Duchamp via Jarry, are reproduced in the book, alongside 10 pages of reproductions of Anastasi's work from the 1960s. By showing concretely that many passages in Finnegans Wake contain buried allusions to Jarry's characters and vocabulary and personality, Anastasi is not simply annotating Joyce's masterpiece; he provides a new way of reading all avant-garde literature. If Jarry is shown to be somewhere in Joyce's texts, how can we be sure that he is not everywhere?

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16 novembre 2007

ha ha

Santa Claus banned from Ho Ho Ho

By Renato Castello, Sue Hewitt and Andrea Burns

November 11, 2007 12:00am

Article from: Sunday Herald

SANTAS working in shopping centres across Australia have been banned from bellowing "ho ho" because it might frighten children.

Recruitment firm Westaff, which supplies hundreds of Santas around the country, yesterday confirmed the edict.

Westaff national operations manager Glen Jansz said the company's Santas had been urged to tone down their use of the "ho, ho" phrase.

"The reason behind that is we find that in some cases the little kids can get a little bit scared of the deep 'ho, hos' and we ask them to be mindful of keeping their voices to a lower level," he said.

"And kids are probably more inclined to understand 'ha ha', than 'ho ho'."

Thirty trainees at a recent Santa course were instructed to replace the traditional Christmas greeting with "ha, ha".

A Santa veteran of 11 years told the Sunday Herald Sun the instructions were clear: "No 'ho ho'."

"We were told to say 'ha ha'," he said.

Two Santa hopefuls reportedly left the course after the edict.

Family Council of Victoria spokesman Bill Muehlenberg described the ban as "pataphysical".

"Potentially any big guy in a red suit with a white beard is scary but I don't think him saying 'ho ho' would damage a child's psyche.

"Let's just concentrate on the kids having a good time."

A scientific survey of Melbourne children yesterday found universal support for Santa's "ho ho".

"It's silly, we love hearing Santa," said Briony, 8, of Mitcham.

"It doesn't frighten me at all. It's what Santa is supposed to say," said Byron, 9, of Melton.

Yesterday in the Bourke St Mall, Santas appeared to be ignoring orders to stop the 'ho ho hos'.

David Jones's bellowed to a delighted group of children and rival Myer's Santa also kept up the jolly tradition.

14 novembre 2007

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