Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Haiku Collage


Dedicated to the memory of the many millions of innocents killed and maimed between the end of World War II and today by weapons of mass destruction and weapons of mass propaganda. 

My special thanks to the lady at the Vienna K├╝nstlerhaus for the postcards. 

Film Reel Collage made using cut-outs from 
 Votiv Kino programme dated February 2016 

8 comments:

  1. __Movie story-lines, are rivers of opinion that leave facts on one shore line, and fiction on the other; the swimmer chooses where to dry off. _m

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    1. I found the film (uncut) highly interesting and educational. Moore visited many countries on this side of the pond including Italy, Slovenia, France, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Iceland and Tunisia. He compared health services, education, pensions, police attitudes, quality of school meals, holiday pay, etc., etc., with the USA. He spoke to prominent people including the detective who put the Icelandic bankers in jail, a couple of state presidents, a man whose son was shot by Brevik. He returned to the Berlin Wall where he was for 3 days when it fell. Whenever he found something he thought the USA should have he planted the American flag. It turned out many of the good things he found in Europe had been imported from the US where they were no longer remembered. Interesting facts was that the country with the world's highest prison population and highest repeat offender rate uses the prisoners as slave labour (Moore's word) and they produce everything from burgers to high fashion ladies underwear for the market. Well worth a look.

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  2. I love today's drawing by Elle, especially the doe's beautiful head and the sparkly blue background. Is it a collage?

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    1. Elle puts sparkles on herself :). Many of her paintings have little paper things stuck on here and there. Very charmingly done.

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  3. I was only thinking today Gwil - men have always been hell bent on fighting one another and I honestly don't think things will ever change. Have you read 'The Impregnable Women' - I read it years ago (Eric Linklater springs to mind
    but might be wrong)and decided we might be better if women were in charge.

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    1. I haven't read it. But in the Moore film I discovered that in Iceland there have to be between 40% and 60% of women on the boards of companies. This is because the only bank that survived the banking crash in Iceland unscathed was a women's bank which had the motto: We don't put money into anything we don't understand. The Icelanders concluded the financial crash was due to a large extent to Wall Streets big penis mentality and its level of testosterone.

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    2. What did Hillary Clinton say to Wall Street bankers for loads of money that she is reluctant to tell?

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    3. She did well. I think she got $600,000. Poor Bill only got €25,000 for a speech here in Vienna. Mind you Bill's not running for President.
      When I think of the Clintons I can't help thinking of the business White House paintings they had to send back after they left the place because they weren't theirs. They had to put stickers on their own personal paintings for the removal men. Unfortunately, the story goes, they put stickers on some that belonged to the White House. An unfortunate mistake anybody could make.

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