Collection of interviews with Indian documentary makers.

With a funky graphic interface (this screenshot does not do it justice – click through to the site) – Anand Patwardhan, Shyam Benegal, Paromita Vohra and more:

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What is Trinketization

This is a seven year old consolidation of what trinketization was supposed to be about. Asked today for a link, this still seems ok but really could do with an update after Obama and Trump. I’ll get to that soon.

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For an explanation of Trinketization – never fully codified as yet – you might start with the following old posts such as:

Note 33: Trinketization is both a reductive appropriation of everything to commodification, as if that were somehow the fully articulated explanation; AND Trinketization is the proliferation of theorizations of that commodity desiccation that atomises a paralyzingly abundant fascination and desire.

Plus:

dth2Mind Boggling

Before the Letter

Jesus Trinkets

Plastic Stuff

Kane’s Snowglobe

Kuffiya Spotting

Third World Tourism

Communist Tat

Vignettes

And this maritime captain picture is a trinket gesture itself – you should read Paul Hendrich’s piece on the Deptford Town Hall slavery statues; also check Rosie Wright on Trafalgar Square plinth (here), and Imogen Bunting on May Day posings (here) – the three of us often talked trinkets, working out a critique of objects and their multiple meanings. The three of them really are each very much missed.

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More on the bees, and Avatar

Really? Heh heh. 
From the Bee Movie:


And from Avatar:


Nothing if not populist. 

Who said kids wouldn’t pour over this speech for years to come? Course they will, or at least for ten minutes…
See also:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/hutnyk.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/avatar-trinkets/amp/

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And

https://hutnyk.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/bees-again/

Marx in Algiers again

Of haircuts and Rhino coats…

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This is the worked up text of a talk I gave in Chandernagore in February 2016. The photo is one I’ve failed to trace from the dates and evidence in the letters (see below) of the visit to the barber – if anyone is good at that sort of tracking, please let me know, the photographer of the first one is E. Dutertre, and the second, if authentic, probably the same.

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Click here to read the draft chapter

 

 

Brand PhD. #gnnnngg

Can’t imagine the mad thinking behind this branding. In several ways a sign of the downward spiral. Or, a niche marketing gambit. What next: administrative razor blades, higher Education band-aids? I know there’s been a fashion chain called Anthropologie for a long time, but this. Pfffttt!

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Now with Belgian chocolate

And as a flapjack:

New Book by Jay Murphy on Antonin Artaud

artaudThis is it – Jay Murphy’s book is out.

Use the pavement site because postage is included…

Artaud’s Metamorphosis: From Hieroglyphs to Bodies without Organs
by Jay Murphy

The first book on the transformation from Artaud’s ‘early’ to ‘late’ work, showing how the ‘final’ Artaud leads straight into our digital present.
£18.99 (inc. free postage)