Archive for November, 2012

Ma Baker’s marks in Istanbul

A bullet was found in the courtyard

Of a cozy iron barred Dollhouse

Who left it there?

Who does care?

About bricks and bones In the garden?

Ma Baker’s been there

Do you know where?

The bullets tended the Sandbox?

The skull has gone

No roars went wrong

Through cozy iron barred Wallcracks


Punk musicians shine on YouTube

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Members of the Punk-Band “Feine Sahne Fischfilet” (Fishfilet with creamdressing) deliver a present to the “Organisation for protecting the constitution” in the Eastern Province of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Why?!

The rather unknown musicians got famous in only a couple of weeks after the release of their last Album. The Organisation for protecting the constitution in Germany had condemmned the group for their “harming influence on youngsters”. The Punk Band is part of the movement against racism in Germany and takes part in a lot of Anti-Neo-Nazi actions like preventing Neo Nazis to do propaganda against asylumn seekers homes and similar activities.

The Organisation for protecting the constitution in Germany is part of the Interior ministry and has the duty to monitor dangerous political activities. The unit was harshly critisized this year for their support of fake whistle-blowers in the dangerous Neo-Nazi-Scene. The State researchers where more or less financing some single Neo Nazi groups.

German media published lots of reports about the one sided investigations on leftist activists like the Punk Band. That was a splendid advertisement. Feine Sahne Fischfilet’s clip got more then 111.000 clicks on Youtube until now and the last CD is sold out.

Paratactic Commons

Surroundings of the amberFestival12 opening in Istanbul, November 8 at the Istanbul Technique University

X-Ray

“X-Ray” is a very personal and introspective piece. It is about seeing parts of yourself through another person like an X-ray, a self-reflection. As your lover gives in to you, through acts and words you come to better perceive who they are and who you are. This is a new beginning, revealing new facets of your own self.

by Maria Panosian, xray final-front

Sandy Aftermath

U.S. East Cost/NYC seen by Thessy Mehrain after Sandy…

The Salp

Sarcastic, irreverent, The Slap (Sili) uses codes from silent film to make fun of its characters and our preconceptions. A young woman, an old woman, a young soldier and a colonel share a compartment on a train going from Tehran to Sari. The train enters a tunnel, we hear a kiss and a slap. Each of the characters, except the culprits, has a different interpretation of the event.

The director, Ehsan Amani (born in 1948), shoots mostly documentaries, short movies and advertisements. He has acted in many films, such as Crimson Gold, Abadan and A Few Days Later.

The Slap was shot in 2007 and presented at the 2008 Pangea Day, an international event promoting tolerance and unity through films.

Reposted from Mashalla News