Jinco

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The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

-Leonardo da Vinci

I made this video in Frankfurt Germany in 2012. I’m bringing it back because the militarization of local constabularies is new as an issue, but in practice, not new at all. 

These cops were brought in to Frankfurt from all over Germany for an Occupy march. The state (taxpayers) paid plenty to transport, equip, feed and house them all for the weekend. 

While taping, I got a strange feeling about these cops. I started to sense a kind of sexual tension between them and some fetish vibes. When I mentioned this to local people they basically responded with, “Did you just figure that out?”

I think my music choice was appropriate. 

Monster" is derived from the Latin noun monstrum, "divine portent," itself formed on the root of the verb monere, "to warn." It came to refer to living things of anomalous shape or structure, or to fabulous creatures like the sphinx who were composed of strikingly incongruous parts, because the ancients considered the appearance of such beings to be a sign of some impending supernatural event. Monsters, like angels, functioned as messengers and heralds of the extraordinary. They served to announce impending revelation, saying, in effect, "Pay attention; something of profound importance is happening.

—My Words to Victor Frankenstein: by Susan Stryker  (via arabellesicardi)

(Source: onmonstrosity, via seaghostsoaring)

One of the things that surprised me about the arctic was how black the ocean water is. 

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“Man is a god when he dreams, but a beggar when he reflects.” 

-Werner Herzog