“Speed increases, space expands, a new culture emerges…a culture of aphasia in which ideas and identities slip and slide constantly…if you close your eyes you lose the power of abstraction. We stumble across limits to conceptualising, it is time to learn how to judge society by its sounds and not by its words.”
techNET – written by Jason Skeet and Howard Slater and circulated as flyers (and a record insert) in London 1994-96
re-published 2012 in datacide twelve http://datacide.c8.com
At that time Burp Enterprise organised regular happenings that besides concerts and dj sets often included magazine and book presentations, live drawing projected on big screens, live comix and projections of various material. On the occasion of a big party with concerts by Dum Dum Power and Erasermen Roberta WJM curated this selection of then very rare material through her secret connections. Much of the material, which would only be officially published later, was impossible to find except through strictly personal channels. The live in Cannes of the Magic Band playing on the Blossom Toes system is one example of all.
Over the years the collection grew and expanded so much so that in this flyer from a couple of years later, for a Drop Out Radio Show party at the Flog auditorium, her selection of rare footage is presented as the VoodoHoodoo Fleshfilms Collection.
Thanks WJM for the diffusion, the knowledge and the remixing. And the valuable work of reconstructing paths of continuity of the counterculture that has informed and given direction to the activities of Burp Enterprise.
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live set Cycle~ Club (Calenzano, Firenze) 11 nov 2014.
many thanks to Katia Egiziano fot the photos, thanks to Nàresh Ran and Leonardo Granchi for the recording, thanks to Luca Torasso, thanks to Simone Marsi and SuperVixens, thanks to everybody at Dio Drone label collective, and (last but not least) many thanks to the few friends that attended the concert Angela Leuci, Paola Ciaschi, Vale VI, Francesca Treppo, Nicola Naotodate facebook.com/pages/Dio-Drone/145800322254923 diodrone.bandcamp.com/