dear NY

Dear New York City,

I really love you and I’m sorry for the last few years of acting like I didn’t want to be with you. I know we can’t be together right now but there will always be a big part of me that belongs to you & we will be together again one day soon. Please think of me & keep me in your heart.

Love

Paolo

(Paolo Di Nola)

As Above So Below

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As Above So Below is a title of an exhibition of new works by Will Sweeney at the Parisian Galerie The Lazy Dog opening on the 1st of April.

2 Passage Thiere, 75011 Paris, France.

Book accompanying the exhibition is now available from Nieves.

Here’s what Will has to say about his new series of works:

As Above So Below is a visual narrative based on a series of randomly selected photographs from my collection of National Geographic Magazine, dating between 1940 and the present day.

The idea was to take visual motifs from a version of the real world and push them into the realm of the subconscious, a kind of dream generator.

Dreams are made up of fragments of experiences, elements of stories which when laid side by side, often become striking or fantastical.

Using a random number generating website I created a series of numbers. Each series became a month, year and page number, which were then cross referenced with a corresponding magazine.

The first image that came up was from an article describing an archeological dig at a Corsican pagan tomb, the second a photograph of temple street market in Hong Kong, other references came up with pages of text and i would fix upon a phrase or name which conjured up an interesting image – such as ‘ an unfinished castle, upon an island or an animal shedding it’s skin.

The theme of crossing dimensions and of an event happening simultaneously across the world emerged. The title comes from medieval hermetic philosophy, and relates to the alchemical relationship between microcosm (the body) and macrocosm (the universe). (kl)

Nick Relph exhibition

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Nick Relph solo (03/06/2010 – 04/03/2010)
Currently on view at Gavin Brown’s.

A LIST OF INCORRECT THINGS

by Nick Relph (from press release – Gavin Brown.biz)

The leaves of the subtropical shrub Indiofera Tinctoria when carefully harvested, soaked and fermented produce the dye Indigo. India was the first country to cultivate the plant and master the labor-intensive process that resulted in textiles dyed with a blue color so deep it almost reaches into black. The richness and depth of the color seem commensurate with the effort exerted in its production. This quality of color proved extremely desirable and India supplied the powdered dye to the Greco-Roman world and the Middle East. (more…)

RAINFOREST LIVE #01

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As you know Rainforest is a web column of Nero, now is even a gathering that happens every once in a while in Rome curated by Francesco de Figueiredo and Valerio Mattioli. It deals with strange, weird, crooked and noisy sounds, from postnoise to new age punk to freak psychedelia to hypna-dance: tons of pedals, bent people howling into microphones, pagan rituals, intestinal ulcers… To each event is related a limited edition zine by RAWRAW ed.,  from the same bands that will perform that night. The name of the zine is, of course, Rainforest. The first event is on March 17 at Dal Verme – Via Luchino dal Verme 8 – and it will include performances by Peaking Lights, Estasy and The O. Child.

North Drive Press launch in London

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Our friends at North Drive Press are currently in London to launch the latest and last installment of their publication at Herald St.

Wednesday, March 17th
6-8 pm
2 Herald Street

For one night only NDP will be available for purchase in London. (kl)

Bodymore – Murdaland

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First edition of Publications and Multiples Fair in Baltimore.
Also NERO will be there!!

March 27th and 28th
Open Space Gallery, 2720 Sisson St., Baltimore, MD