Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Aggressions Anonymous

Leave it at the door!

Aggressions Anonymous
Rage Follies, On Ice (September 2020)

An Aggressive Satire


Click HERE to read it!



© AleXander Hirka 2019. All Rights Reserved.


Monday, October 21, 2019

Read Something Anomalous


Read Something Anomolous.

On the Medium website you will find some wonderful short stories and essays by The Anomalous Duo - (comprised of myself and Tammy Remington - my partner in life and art.) 












Why not wander over and read a few.

click here: REMINGTON WRITE

click here: ALEXANDER HIRKA

And please do clap at the end of the piece — 
up to 50 times, depending on your appreciation.
These claps affect the algorithms and translate into more exposure and potential readership on Medium. 
Also, the claps of Subscribing Members on Medium translate into spare change for the writers. 


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Don't Miss The Exit


Edward at eleven:
He likes watching accident videos on YouTube.



Click > HERE < to read about his next 5 years.



© words and art — AleXander Hirka 2019. All Rights Reserved.

Help AleXander stay awake to write and create art! 
Buy him coffee HERE.


Monday, October 14, 2019

The Life of My Dead


“The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living. The love you gave in life keeps people alive beyond their time. Anyone who was given love will always live on in another’s heart.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero



   Click > HERE < to read.  

Watering and Burning Memories


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

John Lennon Yoko Ono Hide Nothing

My post on Facebook for John Lennon's birthday, today, 9 October.


Instagram algorithms snapped it off in seconds - 
against "community standards".



These are a few posts I found on Instagram on less than a minute - which I guess are not "against community standards".














Monday, October 7, 2019

Sticking Up For Bernie

Sticking Up For Bernie

Since 2016 a street artist/activist who is going by the name 
Breakup B.I.G. Banksy 
has been putting stickers all around New York City in support of BerniSanders.

I have merely been photographing them as I find ’em.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW.
Scroll down at link for latest.

Hoping to inspire others towards some creative ways to share the Bernie message. 















Sunday, September 29, 2019

Gum Control

In Support Of Gum Control

Chew On This!



Do not spit it out on the sidewalk.

Click HERE to read it.  



Help AleXander stay awake to write and create art! 
Buy him coffee HERE.

I stumbled down from my Cappuccino Lifestyle when I unexpectedly lost my job in 2018. I am currently seeking part-time employment, selling art whenever possible, Ebaying, and occasionally even finding coins on the street.

While covering the very basics, my Social Insecurity check does not cover the cost of coffee. Financially speaking I need about six (6) cups of coffee a day.  

I am saving towards having a cup of coffee next year in Thessaloniki and Kiev as well as at the Center Camp Cafe at Burning Man. All coffee funds will be directed towards this.


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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

NOTHING


No visions coming for my visual art.

No words for my writing.

I can't even sit at the canvas, the keyboard.


Read "Nothing: Inside the Block" . . . click HERE.


"Against the Din" — digital collage, AleXander Hirka

Yes dear, I did say for now!

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© AleXander Hirka 2019. All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Burning Man 2019 video


Anomalous Duo @ Burning Man 2019
33 Minutes.

As captured in a bunch of very brief unedited video clips — taken over a week and a half — on an iPhone — while traveling from New York City to That Thing In The Desert (TTITD) via Sacramento, California and Reno, Nevada.

What you see and hear is what it was.
No Sparkle Ponies or Vlog talking-head-personalities blocking the art and landscapes - nor any untza-untza music added for video slickness. 
SincerelYours, T & A

Click > HERE < to watch.


Sunday, August 18, 2019

AnomalousDuoAtBurningMan2019

The Anomalous Duo present their work 
@ the Center Camp Cafe 
Burning Man 2019 - 25 Aug to 2 Sept - Metamorphoses

 the short story: 
"False Epiphanies and True Treasure" 
by Tammy Remington 

the visual art:
"ARTRANSFORMUS" 
by AleXander Hirka





"False Epiphanies and True Treasure"
   
    That sweep of color and image is only your imagination. Or rather it’s all your imagination and you need to pay closer attention to it. We all do – even those of us who are paying attention. We need to pay closer attention.we move blindly through our daily habits, those things we have done across countless yesterdays so many times that we don’t even think about them anymore, stuff is coming in. There’s a constant stream of input.
     As it pours in past the usual barriers, our expert filing system crams it away into a hundred million file cabinets. There, behind our eyes and between our ears, is our treasure and it’s tragically easy to let it sit there dormant through our entire lives. It starts with the first time a firm grownup hand guides us back to coloring inside of the lines. It gains traction when the first firm grownup voice assures us that we’ll never be able to support ourselves this way.
    Grow up.
    Learn a trade or build a skill set.
    Become marketable.
    Build your brand.
    Be realistic.
     The culture is riddled with these landmines — designated roles that are designed to go off with the appearance of being epiphanies.
     And we run with it; pointing ourselves in the accepted directions. Meanwhile the stuff is flowing in. It never stops. 
     There are seasons and situations where we can suddenly, blessedly, become aware of the river we swim in and here we are in the mother lode of seasons and situations. Pay attention.
     You might think this is all dust and heat and cold and assorted assholery going on all around us (Ok, it is that) but it’s also treasure. Pay attention.
     We are of a lineage and it is glorious. From those first hallucinatory bulls and beasts scrawled onto cave walls and through cascades of inspirations, false starts, restarts, hunches, setbacks, breakthroughs, failures, joyrides, sure things, infections, structures, forest fires, blank walls, broken paintbrushes, sneaking suspicions, trapdoors, bell towers, and jumping off cliffs we are following in the footsteps of generations who paid attention.
     You were lied to when you were told you’re not creative.
     Galleries and museums are zoos filled with sanctioned “Art”. No. The real juice is flowing in the streets and across the dusty playa. It’s all around us. We are the sum total of all that unexplainable stuff that has been flowing serenely past judgements and barriers since we reared up on our hind legs and started using our hands for more than pushing food into our faces.
     Looking into that mad, marvelous and timeless sweep of color and image that spans centuries we can know without any doubt that we are the Art. We always have been. The whole of society can deny it and do all in its power to lock us down, shut us up, get us in line and we remain the Art. 
     There’s a lot of talk and blather about how this or that has transformed our lives. Here’s the truth of it: 
     Our lives are transformed with every breath. 
     We can recognize that and open ourselves to the roaring majesty of our innate creativity, taking it with us everywhere or we can just have a lovely splash of it here and now and then slide back into our comfortable, “normal” skins after that first incredible shower in Reno. 
     Either choice is valid. This isn’t a test. There are no wrong answers.
    Even more importantly: this isn’t a site-specific phenomenon. It’s in Reno; hell, it’s in the two Walmarts in Reno. It’s in your kitchen. It’s in your cubicle in that shit job that keeps the rent paid. It’s always with you because it’s always in you.
    You don’t have to pay for it. You don’t need to track down a dealer. You don’t need to score a ticket to Burning Man (but it’s awesome that you did this year anyway). It’s equal parts Awe, Fire, Drive, and Dance. And it’s free.
    You are the Art. You create. You don’t need permission or training or special talents. You choose what to create. You own it. You send it into the world to join all the other stuff flowing past all the other barriers.
And for now here’s all the inspiration of the universe at your fingertips and smoothing along your synapses. Fire away!

"ARTRANSFORMUS"
by AleXander Hirka

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the artists . . .