RND/ To consider some – at this late stage in the game of AAAA Global Videogaming (/Culture) – ‘plainly odd’ screenshots of Paris, as much a fantasy as place – a grand displacement:

In their nascent incompleteness, indeed in a form still more dreamlike than actual, these technologies are ripe, as it were, for various imaginary schemas, projected futures, dreams, hopes, and fears. Just as the emergence of steam, electrical, telephonic, and other technologies clearly exerted powerful effects on the imaginations of the populaces in which they appeared (which seem to decrease to the degree that these technologies become normalized and socially integrated into the banalities of everyday life), exponential growth has also occurred not simply in technological advances but more significantly in cultural fantasies surrounding the eruption of new and altogether different futures from those we had previously envisaged.

Cyberspace and virtual reality (VR) represent arguably the most intensely concentrated focal points for this phantasmatic explosion, firing the imaginations not only of the technologically literate but of those interested in entertainment, knowledge, and information – in short, of global populations.
– Elizabeth Grosz, Architecture from the Outside: Essays on Virtual and Real Space (The MIT Press 2001)

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In which the large grey blocks of undeveloped real estate seem to be encroaching on the (virtual) Paris. Or perhaps they’re its default state – the ideological / architectural underpinnings of the whole (hyper-fragmented) city.

One is also reminded of the opening of EVANGELION 3.0+1.0.

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RND/ To consider an 80’s style fantasy art painting, inspired by the only regular reader of your shitty nowhere backwater blog. *sniff*

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The Regular Reader

Rather than creating communication, it exhausts itself in the act of staging communication. Rather than producing meaning, it exhausts itself in the staging of meaning. A gigantic process of simulation that is very familiar. The non-directive interview, speech, listeners who call in, participation at every level, blackmail through speech: ‘You are concerned, you are the event, etc.’ More and more information is invaded by this kind of phantom content, this homeopathic grafting, this awakening dream of communication.
– Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation

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Example Reference Links

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RND/ to consider fellow artists, who appear to write (say) ‘paranormal urban fantasy romance’ [1] novels by the pound..

“People who write ‘paranormal urban fantasy romance’ novels by the pound”

– before flogging them both individually, and in large boxed sets [2] on Amazon for a quid each

Hey, good luck to em’!

Reference Links

  1. P.U.F.R
  2. Concept Album Covers

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RND/ To consider the deep green luxury delusion of / experienced via Paul Mitchell Lemon and Sage Thickening Shampoo (1 Litre):

In which Freelance Amateur Postmodern Internet Theorist “Robert What” once bathed in dim romantic wonderment at the deep synthetically organic bourgeois luxury remotely / symbolically implied by this bottle’s deep green color (amazingly dark at bottom, wonderfully lighter at the top) – entertaining the notion that Paul Mitchell as a brand somehow represents cool, slick 80s biopsychic lifestyle potential.

Indeed, after using said product on his thick skull, Robert imagined stepping out of a white ceramic bathtub, wrapping up in a soft bathing robe, eventually stepping casually out of the house – out, out of his old hyper boring everyday existence to ever deeper and infinitely more luxurious Lemon And Sage scented lifestyle adventures.

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Paul Mitchell Lemon and Sage Thickening Shampoo (1Litre)

Example Artist Statement via Theorist Robert What

In which I personally endorse staring at the deep green colors of Paul Mitchell Lemon and Sage Thickening Shampoo (1Litre) as a lemon & sage scented bath time method of romantically imagining oneself as experiencing true luxurious ‘near future retro 80s’ biopsychic lifestyle potential

“FFS Rob stay clean, nice smelling sure – but also stay woke.” -Repressed Inner Voice

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RND/ To consider an art gallery of conceptual-digital ‘Research and Development’:

Corporate Aesthetics

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Corporate Aesthetics

Abstract video wall supercar sex luxury on hotbed of rapidly dispersing global art capital pixels.

Ideal / Idealized Cost for such a Conceptual Work: £2M – contact Robert What today for details.

Cosmic Park Bench

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Cosmic Park Bench

AKA researching tables of Appang Lang/ where you once sat with your mental chess sets, figuring out the odds / oddity of your cosmic lives.

Dyson-Nihei Megasphere Collapse

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Dyson-Nihei Megasphere Collapse

– To consider q super collapsing Dyson / Nihei megasphere, over a dimensional parsec in diameter, currently balanced on the end of a safety pin – an awesome sight to behold.

Due to recent internal political changes in upper middle management, official neo scientific archive records of Loftleader Industries will now show the collapse, not of the megasphere itself but rather the collapse of sphere into another dimension with ontologically terminal / fatally exciting ramifications and deep neuro-aesthetic resonance
– Freelance Amateur Postmodern Internet Theorist Robert What

Note: All subsequent blame! for this virtual event has now media blue shifted to BSZ Research & Development Hypercorporation.

Electron Cavern

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Electron Cavern

Deep in the electron cavern we dived for lost archaeological information regarding the missing scrolls. Due to the intense existential pressure our descent is taking longer than expected. There are whole bodies of liquid data down here, vast as any ocean.

Something beautiful and unseen keeps pace with us – fundamentally challenging our perceptions as it moves to the loose rhythmic beat of our strange dreams.
– Theorist Robert What

Ideal / Idealized Cost for such a Conceptual Work: £4.5M – contact Robert What today for details.

Existential Pizza

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Existential Pizza

When no actual slice seems available, but rather you feel immediately sliced by its angular, semiotic patterning and formation.

Galaxy Map

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Galaxy Map

Visionary psychedelic projection taken from star map tattoos of passing Roy Batty close down at help currently helping ‘Researcher’ Henry Swanson with his Project Research and Development.

Heat Death

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Heat Death

When the old joker and young circus trapeze artist got together that one star crossed evening – etching out their unlikely chemical destiny together on a discrete, torn section of circus tent.

Homage To Kandinsky

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Homage To Kandinsky

Resarc Robert What: in which painter Wassily goes shopping in town, and finds some old jazz records;

He strolls back home, playing this vinyl in the background while he sips glasses of freshly squeezed juice oranges plucked from his orchard that same bright summer morning.

Wassisy soon nods off; dreams of strange cartoon creatures appear in the wallpaper with laughing happy faces.

Ideal / Idealized Cost for such a Conceptual Work: £25M – contact Robert What today for details.

Icelandic Blood Giants

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Icelandic Blood Giants

To consider sleeping blood giants of ancient future Iceland, now rapidly awakening due to anthropocentric climate change.

Lady Sumiko Tree Transforms

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Lady Sumiko Tree Transforms

Resarc Robert What: While hiding from her captors in the ancient swamps to the East, Lady Sumiko calmly recites ancient spell of her family’s ninja clan, enabling her to turn into an entangling tree.

Tearing their clothes on its sharp branches, repeatedly tripping over its roots to fall into the stinking mud, her cruel pursuers soon retreat back to the safety of their evil lords’ dark conspiratorial fortress.

Ideal / Idealized Cost for such Conceptual Work: £8.5M – contact Robert What today for details.

Long Summer March

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Long Summer March

In which it was another long weary march through smoking black kettle summer – through broken backwater foothills, angry snarling overcast projections of your Research Group holding sway over petrified romantic hearts, bursting with scintillating heat and nonlinear emotional turbulence.

Francis Dons A Rudeboy

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Francis Dons A Rudeboy

Francis dons a Rudeboy; Mary meanwhile dips her remaining steel toes in the slow, steady pulse of warm Reggae bacon soup.

Francis sees her oblique attempt at an inner smile and bails – all synthetic morality spent with dripping hands of plastic anxiety while New York graffities and gratifies, their remaining perceptual interests discovered centuries later on a foundational obelisk once belonging to a dead Cheech Wizard, eyeball high with heavily razored young bloods while artisan hipsters blanche at the aesthetic imposition.

Ideal / Idealized Cost for such a Conceptual Work: £10M – contact Robert What today for details.

Authentic North American Hunting Blanket

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Authentic North American Hunting Blanket

Rest assured this is completely authentic – as verified by slowly nodding experts with an acute unspoken history of unrestrained cultural violence; another hopelessly convoluted statement on the artificial natures of representation / symbolism.

Optical Color Study

To rest at noon hour meditate on love’s ecstasy
To return home at eventide with gratitude
Then to sleep with prayer for beloved in my heart song of praise upon my lips
– From: On Love by Kahlil Gibran

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Optical Color Study

Example Artist Statement via Freelance Theorist Robert What:

Soft tonal platelets – eye agate style, hypotrochoid like spheres suspended horizontally in quiet z_plane;

Ever widening concentric squared spheres of gentle organic influence – oddly muted palate of strange wild flowers raised to the cool spring air.

For ‘ABC’ – the only person who thought I was ever worth a damn; to feel with rotating globular existence, now alive with soft fresh color blooms.

Ideal / Idealized Cost for such a Conceptual Work: £11M – contact Robert What today for details.

Self Dimensional Portrait

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Self Dimensional Portrait

Resarc Robert What: A scenario with delicate shadings, finely grained textures – a lightly fishy demeanor once labelled “Mermaid’s Sea Clock”;

Nothing too special or interesting, it continued to mutate under subsequent artistic experimentation through arbitrary idle accident – another lion faced dimension began showing through. It has now little sadly earned its current title “Self Dimensional Portrait.”

An impossibly ancient galaxy sized deep space sea astrolabe now manifests as a swirling cosmic meta-ego of a one time professional miserabalist. It also somehow potentially serves as a deliberately overt statement of advanced philosophical anti fascist-nihilism.

Institute Brochure

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Institute Brochure

Alternative to alternative reality games, which have now long been default mode of alleged accumulation of knowledge here in the lower 4th Sector Prime.

Topological Obscurities

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Topological Obscurities

Crossing by day across an elaborately signalled texture-scape while experiencing fractally conflicting emotional states of alternating comfort and warm bemusement.

Zen Gardens By Mail

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Zen Gardens By Mail

To watch it manifest, just add spring water ashes of thankfully long dead and useless dreams of Japan.

The (Z) Perfect Postmodern Image

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Z Perfect Postmodern Image

Resarcher Robert What: to consider the mere notion of the/a perfect postmodern image – some idealized conceptual simulacrum, faded dreamy virtuality or supreme utopia of image somehow perfectly encapsulating the/a hyperreal Weltgeist;

Side tilted verticality of Geotraumatic volcanic eruption at information sea points to disconcerting soft blue organic strangeness – permanently out of focus state of extreme modern being, while mad virtual gulls spin wheel overhead on an imaginary album cover mindset, direct from the theoretical ‘Deep Invader Beyond’.

Ideal / Idealized Cost for such Conceptual Work: £13M – contact Robert What today for details.

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