postcards from beirut

Postcards from Beirut is an artistic court-bouillon in continuous boiling. Its ingredients include: Goyangi soju, phosphores and cones, audio and video, postnuclear bombs, radio waves, gamma rays, latex and vynyl, lye, sarcasm. Postcards from Beirut is useful in case of: boredom, rheumatism, virus, apathy.

Tea party

Postcards from Beirut / Gea Brown
Tea party
La teiera come hub filosofico

L’odore del legno bruciato,
 
a cura di Cristiano Magi e Vincenzo Estremo

San Giovanni Valdarno, 16 dicembre 2011, dalle ore 18.00
Stazione Ceramica/Utopia Station 
Temporary Art Centre

Via Mannozzi
 

“Se io sostenessi che tra la Terra e Marte ci fosse una teiera di porcellana in rivoluzione attorno al Sole su un’orbita ellittica, nessuno potrebbe contraddire la mia ipotesi purché io avessi la cura di aggiungere che la teiera è troppo piccola per essere rivelata persino dal più potente dei nostri telescopi.”
Bertrand Russell, Is There a God?, 1952 (inedito)

Dalla teiera di Russell alla Utah Teapot, dal Boston Tea Party al Cappellaio Matto: la cerimonia del tè come spazio tridimensionale, astratto, filosofico, di protesta o semplice confronto. Postcards from Beirut organizza il proprio Tea Party, con i filtri musicali di Gea Brown.

“If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes.”
Bertrand Russell, Is There a God?, 1952 (unpublished)

From Russell’s to the Utah Teapot, from the Boston Tea Party to the Mad Hatter’s: the tea ceremony as a three-dimensional abstract, philosophical space. A venue for protest or mere confrontation. Postcards from Beirut holds its own Tea Party, with Gea Brown’s musical filtres.

Foto: The original Utah teapot at the Computer History Museum, Boston, CC-BY-SA Marshall Astor

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